The Community Banking School (CBS) at Samford University will graduate its Class of 2000 Tuesday (SEPT. 12). The 28 graduates, representing Alabama banks in18 counties, have completed two years of courses sponsored by the Samford School of Business and the Community Bankers Association of Alabama (CBAA).
WVTM-13 news anchor Mike Royer will speak at the noon graduation ceremony in the Flag Colonnade Room of Beeson University Center at Samford.
The Community Banking School, established in 1993, offers management education to bankers throughout Alabama. Classes provide intensive study of all aspects of community banking, including customer service and bank operations, loans and regulations, and bank management.
Samford business professor John Venable is CBS director. Scott Latham is executive director of the CBAA.
This year's graduates are: Darlene Armstrong, First National Bank of Shelby, Wilsonville; Michael Baggett, Peoples Bank of North Alabama, Cullman; Brenda Barnes, Peoples State Bank, Grant; Connie Barnett, Peoples Bank of North Alabama, Cullman; Jennifer Bolling, Reliance Bank, Athens; Linda B. Bunis, First Commercial Bank, Cullman; Michelle Clevenger, Farmers & Merchants, Anniston; Sandra Coots, First American Bank, Decatur; Jon Duke, Merchants Bank, Cullman; Kevin B. Edwards, First Tuskegee Bank, Montgomery; Stephen Freeman, Peoples Bank of North Alabama, Cullman; Christy Gibson, First State Bank of Clay County, Lineville; Patsy Giglio, First National Bank of Shelby, Birmingham. Ginger Goolsby, First Bank, Rockford; Norma Greer, Peoples Bank of North Alabama, Cullman; Jeanine Hammonds, First Citizens Bank, Luverne; Janet Killingsworth, Central State Bank, Calera; Eric C. Laney, Merchants Bank, Cullman; Diana T. Linville, North Jackson Bank, Stevenson; Liz Mahaffey, AmeriFirst Bank, Union Springs; Janice Moody, First United Security Bank, Thomasville; Monica Nelson, First American Bank, Athens; Milan Stacey Parker, Peoples Bank of Coffee County, Elba; Annette Pearson, Central State Bank, Calera; Rob Richardson, The Bankers Bank, Birmingham; Becky Sonnier, First United Security Bank, Centreville; Deborah C. Spivey, Commercial Bank of Ozark; and Lisa Tesney, Citizens Bank of Winfield.