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Welcome to the Board: Kevin Corbett

August 2014

The University National Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Corbett, President and CEO of the Kansas University Alumni Association, to its board of directors.

Corbett joined the KU Alumni Association in 2004. As President and CEO, Corbett oversees a staff of 43 and dedicates his time to strengthening communication and relationships with KU graduates, former students, parents and friends of the university.

“We are excited to have Kevin join the Board of The University National Bank,” said Bank President, Todd Sutherland. “His ties to the community will be invaluable to the bank and his record of achievement at the Alumni Association is unmatched. The Alumni Association has been revitalized under his leadership and is the envy of alumni groups nationwide.”

A native of Norman, Okla., Corbett is a 1988 graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in psychology. He began his professional work with the KU Endowment Association in 1988, and has held positions at the University of Georgia in Athens, the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, and Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison before returning to KU to serve in his alma mater.

In addition to Corbett, The University National Bank board of directors includes nine additional members. Other members are Sam Campbell, president and chairman of CritiTech, Inc., Mike Flory, principal in May-Way Farms of Douglas County, Tim Fritzel, president of Gene Fritzel Construction Co., Monte Johnson, long-time Lawrence resident and businessman, Dolph Simmons, III, president and director of operations of the Lawrence Journal-World, Gary Sollars, long-time Lawrence resident and retired principal in HRH Willis insurance, Perry Sutherland, vice president of Sutherland Lumber, Todd Sutherland, president of The University National Bank, and Dick Zinn, attorney and partner at Barber Emerson, L.C..

UNB gets Soaked for ALS Awareness

August 2014

Watch "chilling" video of our Ice Bucket Challenge here.

See "chilling" photos of our Ice Bucket Challenge here.

The team at The University National Bank took an unconventional cold shower on Friday morning to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Accepting the #IceBucketChallenge, the viral campaign that has swept the nation, employees at UNB stood under a skid loader of ice-cold water. After officially accepting the #IceBucketChallenge, and further extending the challenge on to other Lawrence businesses, the ice water unloaded in a waterfall on to the employees. The University National Bank dedicated the challenge to longtime-friend and Lawrence businessman, Hiram Salvini, who lost his battle with ALS earlier this year.

Since its inception just a month ago, the #IceBucketChallenge has boosted awareness and donations for the ALS Association. According to www.alsa.org, in a year-to-year comparison, donations have risen from $1.4 million to $7.6 million. ALS Association has seen an increase of 145,198 in donors.

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease and affects the brain and the spinal cord. As neuros degenerate and die off, patients of ALS lose their ability to move and speak, and the disease eventually leads to total paralysis and death. The average life expectancy for a patient of ALS is two to five years. Currently, there is only one FDA-approved drug for treatment.

For more information on the #IceBucketChallenge or to learn how you can donate to the ALS Association, visit alsa.org

Outside for a Better Inside

July 2014

The University National Bank is proud to support Outside for a Better Inside. Believing “no child should be left inside,” advocates of Outside for a Better Inside strive to give children opportunities to play creatively outside, in hopes they will be happier, healthier, and smarter citizens. Supporters of the cause encourage Lawrence schools to enhance outdoor education programs and cooperate with the Parks and Recreation Department on trail projects in an effort to create a healthier community. Most recently, Outside for a Better Inside raised $55,000.00 in private funds for a central Lawrence trail project. These funds matched a $55,000.00 grant awarded to the group by the Sunflower Foundation. The ground for the trail is being donated by The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.

For more information about Outside for a Better Inside, visit the group’s webpage at http://outsideforabetterinside.org/Welcome.html.

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.

Welcome to the Team: Joylynn

June 2014

The University National Bank extends a warm welcome to Joylynn Harlow, our newest team member and vice president of mortgage lending.

Joylynn has worked in the banking industry for more than 13 years, most recently serving as a vice president at Mid-America Bank in Lawrence. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University and received a diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Joylynn specializes in mortgage lending, offering all types of home loans, but is also of service for commercial real estate, home equity, and construction credit needs.
Welcome to the team, Joylynn!

Young Artists Program Launched: UNB Partners with Lawrence High School Art Department to Display St

June 2014

UNB is excited to announce the launch of the Young Artists Program; a partnership between UNB and Lawrence High School, which will bring students’ art to the bank for display.

Nine pieces will be displayed throughout the summer months, most of which are watercolor or pastel still life works. When school resumes in August, pieces will be rotated each month and will incorporate not only drawings and paintings, but pieces from the photography and graphic design classes.

Langston Hughes Third Graders Crash the Bank: Class Field Trip Gives Students a Behind-The-Scenes L

May 2014

Third graders from Langston Hughes Elementary visited The University National Bank on May 13th as part of the Business Partner Field Trip program. Students were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday operations of the bank, including the workings of our frontline, loan, and accounting staffs.
According to a vast majority of the students, they most enjoyed the vintage Coke machine, security cameras, and the goody bags (which were filled with shredded money and an activity book from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City).
About the Business Partner Program: UNB proudly supports Langston Hughes Elementary school! By being a Business Partner of the school, UNB makes a variety of different contributions to the school throughout the year. Other Langston Hughes Business Partners include J&S Coffee, Dillon’s, and Truity Credit Union.

Douglas County CASA is chosen as UNB’s First Quarter Giving Program Charity

April 2014

Every year in Douglas County, dozens of children are removed from their homes and placed under court protection for their own safety. They are confused and frightened of an uncertain future. Many are placed in foster care. Douglas County CASA is dedicated to making sure these children get the attention they deserve. With the help of specially trained volunteers who advocate for the best interests of these vulnerable children, CASA helps children and teens find safe, permanent and loving homes. For more information about CASA of Douglas County, or to become involved, visit them here.

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.

Welcome to the Team: Brandon and Jordan

March 2014

The University National Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Brandon Lamendola and extend a welcome to Jordan Sedlacek.

Brandon is a familiar face to UNB, having served as a teller during his time at Kansas University and later as a loan administrator. Brandon is now an Assistant Vice President of Lending and will work with small businesses for their commercial and SBA lending, in addition to continuing to serve customers with their personal and mortgage credit needs.

Jordan comes to us from Manhattan, Kan., and will serve commercial and personal customers as an Assistant Vice President of Lending. Jordan has worked in the banking industry for nearly decade and is excited to begin a new chapter of her personal and professional life in Lawrence.

L.I.N.K is chosen as UNB’s First Quarter Giving Program Charity

January 2014

Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, or L.I.N.K, provides home-cooked, nutritious meals in a safe and welcoming environment for families, the homeless, hungry, lonely, physically or mentally disabled, and low income individuals at no cost and with no questions asked. Being a totally volunteer-based operation since 1985, L.I.N.K serves more than 32,000 meals every year. For more information about L.I.N.K, or to become involved, visit them here.

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.

Lawrence Humane Society is chosen as UNB’s Fourth Quarter Giving Program Charity

October 2013

The Lawrence Humane Society provides shelter, care and advocacy to stray, homeless and abused animals; and nurtures the human-animal bond. With the help of volunteers and community donors, the Humane Society is able to supply medical care, food & shelter to 3,500 dogs, cats and other small animals annually. For more information about the Lawrence Human Society, or to become involved, visit their website.

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.

Welcome to the Team: David Bennett

August 2013

The University National Bank extends a warm welcome to David Bennett, our newest team member and Vice President.

David is no new face to Lawrence, having been a life-long resident and Lawrence High alum. David comes to us from Laird Noller Automotive, where he was the Sales Manager of the Hyundai store.

Welcome to the team, David!

Lawrence Police’s Blue Santa is chosen as UNB’s Third Quarter Giving Program Charity

July 2013

The Lawrence Police Blue Santa Program is a non-profit organization, established by the men and women of the Lawrence, KS Police Department. With the help of volunteers from the Lawrence Police Department and Lawrence citizens, this program is able to provide toys and food, during the holiday season, to those who are less fortunate living within the city limits of Lawrence, KS. For more information about the Blue Santa Charity Benefit and Program, or to become involved, go here.

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is chosen as UNB’s Second Quarter Giving Program Charity

April 2013

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence serves one purpose: to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. They do this through Club programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, or to become involved, visit them online.

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.

Ballard Community Services is chosen as UNB’s First Quarter Giving Program Charity

January 2013

Ballard Community Services is a non-profit organization that provides an affordable, high quality early education program and essential basic life assistance for families and individuals in need. They provide over a half of a million services in Douglas County each year and 100% of the money donated to the Ballard Center goes to the children and families that they serve. For more information about Ballard Community Services, or to become involved, visit them online.

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.