Zions Bank Expands Commitment to UBTech Scholarships

By Stephanie Carter

Recently Scott Anderson, president, and CEO of Zions Bank, traveled to the Uintah Basin to visit Uintah Basin Technical College and present a check for student scholarships.

“For nearly 150 years, Zions Bank has been committed to being actively engaged in the local communities throughout Utah,” said Zions Bank Branch Manager/Vice President Tim Negus. “Zions Bank is a strong supporter of higher education, so this donation falls right in line with our values and desire to provide community support.”

During Anderson’s visit to UBTech in celebration of this donation, he visited with students, staff, and faculty, and listened to their stories. Following the event, he toured the campus and learned about UBTech certificate programs.

Anderson surprised UBTech with not only a check for the original commitment of $25,000, but made an additional commitment that four more checks will be given to the foundation, for a total of $125,000 in scholarship donations.

“Scholarships open doors for life,” said UBTech Business Instructor Kurt Case.

UBTech Business Instructor, Dr. Lindsay Brown, said that almost daily she sees students struggle with balancing life and education.

“Scholarships make it possible for students to have one less thing to worry about,” said Brown. “Thank you, Zions Bank.”

“We should be putting more resources into education,” Anderson said, telling students who attended the celebration that “their choice to enroll at UBTech is a wise investment. Education is a great equalizer.”

Many of the students at the event said they wouldn’t have been able to obtain an education if it wasn’t for scholarships.

“I can’t express my appreciation enough,” said Aaron Weight, president and CEO of UBTech. “Like UBTech, Zions Bank is truly in the people business. With their 150-year legacy, it’s the perfect partnership.”

Zions Bank Branch Manager/Vice President Tim Negus, put the Zions Bank “cog” on UBTech’s partnership wall. Partnerships are displayed to show and honor contributors who donate to The UBTech Foundation to fund student scholarships. Zions Bank committed $125,000 for student scholarships.

Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank, visited UBTech to not only celebrate their donation of $25,000, but he also surprised UBTech with an announcement to contribute a total of $125,000 towards scholarships for students. Pictured above left to right: Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank; Tim Negus, Branch Manager/Vice President at Zions Bank; Aaron Weight, President and CEO of UBTech; Heather Lowry, Chief Development Officer at UBTech; and Kevin VanTassel, Utah Senator.

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