Colonel’s Corner Bank (CCB) is a service-based high school program located inside Henderson County High School. Since its inception in 1996, CCB has created a unique environment and real-world banking experience for students who feel that a financial career might be in their future.
It All Started in a Closet
Through the sponsorship of Field & Main Bank and the recognized effort to contribute to the community, Colonel’s Corner Bank rapidly grew from a small-time operation in an unused janitorial closet to a student-run banking entity for all students and faculty.
With Field & Main’s help, a course curriculum was developed, which was approved by the state of Kentucky. CCB now operates during the lunch hour every single weekday.
Services Offered at CCB:
Students and faculty can make deposits and withdrawals, and they can even be granted a loan for up to $50. These loans are typically issued to students who need extra cash for things like yearbooks or extra school supplies.
New Careers are Just Around the Corner
While the students aren’t technically considered employees, they’re required to submit resumés and undergo a real-world interview process before they’re allowed to serve the student body.
Jessica Bryant, Field & Main’s Director of Human Resources and Training, critiques each applicant as though they’ve applied to Field & Main.
Some high-performing individuals who gain experience through Colonel’s Corner Bank have gone on to enjoy careers with Field & Main Bank.
Throughout their experience at Colonel’s Corner, students build a repertoire of financial knowledge and service skills necessary to succeed in the world of banking at an entity like Field & Main.
“We want to give them real-world experience.” Jessica Bryant, Director of Human Resources and Training
Some students apply for positions at Field & Main immediately following high school graduation, while some submit their credentials after they’ve developed their skills even further through university programs.
Former Colonel’s Corner Bank Students Who Work at Field & Main:
Matt Hunsaker – First Vice President of Finance (Colonels Corner Bank CFO)
Kyle Fuller – Vice President of Commercial Lending (CCB CFO)
Gabby Knight – Relationship Banker (CCB CFO)
Addison Bradley – Human Resources Officer (CCB United Way Director)
Marty Coursey – Trust and Investment Analyst (CCB President)
Austin Cody – Trust Operations Intern (CCB Chief Marketing Officer)
Jamie Morrow – CRA Officer & Loan Compliance Assistant (CCB Savings Officer)
Cameron Brown – Relationship Banker (CCB CFO)
Nick Clem – Relationship Banker & former HR Intern (CCB CEO)
Brianna Williams – Executive Administrative Assistant & former Relationship Banker (CCB Media Relations)
Colonel’s Corner Bank has grown rapidly over the years, and they continue to do so, as many students find this real-world experience to be extremely worthwhile.
The grand opening for this school year will take place on Wednesday, September 18th!
We’re so excited to see it thrive!