Pictured L to R: (back) Worcester State President Barry M. Maloney; Cornerstone Bank Chairman and CEO K. Michael Robbins and EVP, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Lending Officer Randal D. Webber; Worcester State Vice President of University Advancement Thomas M. McNamara; (front) Cornerstone Bank EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and Chairman of the Charitable Donations Committee Susan A. Gunnell; Worcester State Dean, School of Education, Health and Natural Sciences Linda S. Larrivee; and Cornerstone Bank President and Treasurer Todd M. Tallman.
Worcester, MA—Cornerstone Bank’s Charitable Donations Committee (CDC) is proud to have recently donated $6,000 to the Worcester State Foundation. This donation is the first installment of a 3-year, $18,000 pledge and will be used to help establish and maintain a new summer program at Worcester State University geared toward incoming freshmen students who need personalized academic support before starting the semester.
Named the Cornerstone STEM Scholars, this new program developed by the University will enable the participation of 20 freshmen students in the Bridge to Excellence: Summer STEM Retention Program. This program is offered to eligible freshmen students who have declared a major in biology or biotechnology to better prepare them for the rigors of these academic majors. The first program will start with accepted freshmen for the 2018 fall semester.
“Worcester State’s mission is to champion academic excellence in a diverse, student-centered environment, and this program is just another way for the University to provide support and resources for many students,” said Chairman and CEO of Cornerstone Bank K. Michael Robbins. “We are proud to be able to help our future generations pursue a higher education.”
“Everyone deserves the best opportunity possible to attain a degree,” stated President and Treasurer of Cornerstone Bank Todd M. Tallman. “It’s a great way for us to give back to our community.”
If you are interested in learning more about Worcester State University or the Cornerstone STEM Scholars program, visit www.worcester.edu or call 508-929-8000.
About Cornerstone Bank:
Cornerstone Bank is an independent, mutual savings bank serving the residents, businesses, and communities throughout Central Massachusetts from offices in Charlton, Holden, Leicester, N. Oxford, Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Warren, Webster and Worcester. Deposits are insured in full by a combination of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Depositors Insurance Fund. The Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Equal Housing Lender, and SBA Preferred Lender. For more information, visit online, on Facebook or call 800-939-9103.
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