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Students Complete Year on First Bank’s Student Advisory Council

194 Days ago

STRASBURG, Va., May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned banking subsidiary of First National Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:FXNC), reported seven Shenandoah University students served on its Student Advisory Council (the “Council”) for the 2018-2019 school year.

The students who served on the Council included Kyler Apgar (senior marketing major), Sarah Donley (junior economics and finance major), Cory Luttrell (junior history major), Prava Maharjan (senior economics and finance major), Matthew Murray (MBA student), Conchestar Rwejumura (MBA student) and Caroline Vance (junior information systems major).  Ms. Maharjan served as Chairman of the Council during the year.

As members of the Council, the students met throughout the year with the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Scott Harvard, Vice President of Finance and Council Liaison, Kara Keller, and other members of the Bank’s senior management team. The students provided valuable feedback on the Bank’s products, services and marketing program. They were also educated on many aspects of the Bank’s operations, participated in special projects, served as community ambassadors and developed leadership skills.

“It is incredibly valuable to hear directly from today’s students who will be contributors to tomorrow’s workforce.  We enjoy and look forward to this partnership each year,” said Scott Harvard.

The students had their last meeting of the year on April 17, 2019. They presented videos of the financial impact First Bank and other community banks have on our local economy. 

Council Chairman, Prava Maharjan, said of her final council meeting, “The opportunities I’ve had over the past two years have been really great! It’s nice to have a hands-on experience and the chance to speak directly with the CEO, CFO and other senior management members.”


First National Corporation (NASDAQ: FXNC) is the parent company and bank holding company of First Bank, a community bank that first opened for business in 1907 in Strasburg, Virginia. The Bank offers loan and deposit products and services through its website, www.fbvirginia.com, its mobile banking platform, a network of ATMs located throughout its market area, one loan production office, a customer service center in a retirement community, and 14 bank branch office locations located throughout the Shenandoah Valley and central regions of Virginia. In addition to providing traditional banking services, the Bank operates a wealth management division under the name First Bank Wealth Management.  First Bank also owns First Bank Financial Services, Inc., which invests in entities that provide investment services and title insurance.


Scott C. Harvard                                                                                                                               
Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                                  
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