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Bank Independent Honors UNA’s Mauldin Scholarship Recipients

By  | November 8, 2018 | Filed under: News

 No automatic alt text available.MUSCLE SHOALS–Five University of North Alabama students were recognized by representatives from Bank Independent and UNA on October 15 as the 2018 recipients of the Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarship.


Freshman Milaya Marks, sophomore Katlyn Barnes, and graduate student Fabian Cortez were honored as first-time scholarship recipients.  Seniors Ben Ish and Gabrielle Ward were returning scholarship recipients.


Bank Independent President Macke Mauldin congratulated the students on their achievements, explaining that his father, the late Edward F. Mauldin, never graduated from college, but was a lifelong learner who deeply appreciated the value of the college experience.  Mauldin added that his father believed that any exposure to college was better than none at all.


Scholarship recipient Gabrielle Ward, who is majoring in social work, explained what the scholarship has meant for her, “I can honestly say that I would not be graduating this May if not for this scholarship.”


“Bank Independent’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and you have the support of all 575 of our team members,” said Mauldin.  “Our challenge to you today is to pay this forward. Remember what has been done for you and pass that kindness along to others.”


UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts congratulated the students on their accomplishments. “We offer our heartfelt thanks to Bank Independent and the Mauldin family for helping these first-generation college students realize their dreams.”



About Bank Independent

Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 branches across north Alabama, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent.

Media Release/Chris King
Director of Marketing
Bank Independent

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