Who’s News

Monday, May 18, 2020
Nathan Scott

The Board of Directors of Tri-County Bank and Trust Company recently announce that NATHAN SCOTT has been named assistant vice president and that ISAIAH FOSTER has been named credit analyst.

Scott has been with Tri-County Bank for six years and has been a lender for the past 10 years. He is an experienced agricultural and commercial lender, residential mortgage lender and consumer lender. Scott oversees much of the bank’s agricultural loans. Scott is also the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act officer and sits on the bank’s senior lending committee. Prior to his banking career, he was involved in geology, environmental regulatory compliance and cash grain farming.

“Giving back to the families that helped raise me is something I take very seriously and being given a chance to help is truly an honor,” Scott said.

Isaiah Foster

He is a graduate of Earlham College and North Putnam High School. He enjoys spending time with his family and farming.

Foster has been with Tri-County Bank for two years and has been in banking for the past five years. He is moving from the bank’s trust department to the lending area; however, he is an experienced credit analyst.

“The best part about being a community banker is being able to make a difference in the lives of those within the community,” Foster said. “Being a community banker is an honor to genuinely see how our efforts are positively affecting lives within the community.”

Della Eastep

Foster is a graduate of Purdue University and Crawfordsville High School. He enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters. He also enjoys playing golf.

“We are pleased to have Nathan and Isaiah as part of the bank’s lending team.” President-CEO Chuck Dixon said. “Their years of lending expertise and their forward-thinking natures helps to elevate our already strong banking culture.”

Tri-County Bank has also announced that DELLA EASTEP has joined the bank. Eastep comes to Tri-County with 20 years of lending experience, primarily in the agriculture lending area.

Mary Looper

Prior to lending, Eastep worked as a feed sales representative, a livestock feeding consultant and a sales representative for a major agricultural company.

In her role as a lender for Tri-County Bank, Eastep is serving the borrowing needs of area farmers and consumers in the bank’s Putnam County market.

“Over the years, I have always admired the contribution and support as an agriculture partner that Tri-County Bank and Trusty Company had held in our community,” Eastep said. “I am extremely excited to establish my future with a lender that is so deeply rooted in the community.”

“Della brings years of quality lending experience to our bank,” Dixon said. “I look forward to working with her.”

Eastep is a graduate of Purdue University. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Tri-County Bank and Trust Company has been serving the community since 1892. With offices in Roachdale, Crawfordsville, Russellville and Bainbridge it meets the needs of its customers daily.

A Cloverdale High School student pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Beau Baird.

CAITLYNN KENDALL of Cloverdale is one of 200 scholarship recipients. She will attend Ball State University. More than 350 students applied.

The statewide program awards scholarships to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for at least five years. Recipients receive $7,500 per year for up to four years to obtain a teaching license. The program began in 2017.

“With teachers having such a profound impact on future generations, it’s imperative we have the best students replenishing the great leadership we already have in our classrooms,” Baird said. “This scholarship is a tremendous help for those wanting to pursue a career in education.”

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is available to 200 high-achieving high school and college students each year who either graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top-20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

Baird said recipients must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year in order to continue receiving the four-year renewable scholarship totaling $30,000.

“Congratulations to all 200 students, who are on their way to becoming impactful, future Hoosier teachers,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We know these students have the passion and determination to make a difference in classrooms across the state.”

The 2020-2021 application will be available in the fall. Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for more information.

MARY LOOPER, a licensed Broker with F.C. Tucker/Schneider Realty was presented with two prestigious awards by Jim Litten, Owner and CEO of F.C.Tucker Co. in Indianapolis.

Looper’s first award is Leading Sales Producer Without a Licensed Team Member. This is the second year in a row that she has earned this honor. Mary’s second award is membership into the F.C.Tucker Executive Club for 2019.

These accomplishments reflect Looper’s individual sales and not the combined totals of a team or office.

Looper has been in the real estate business for 23 years and gives credit for her success to her “faith, family, loyal clients, corporate support and a unique family friendly office environment.”

BIRKEMEIER ANGUS, Reelsville, is a new member of the American Angus Association, the organization recently reported.

The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 19 million registered Angus.

The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the Association and its entities — Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Media, Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation — help members advance the beef cattle business by selecting the best animals for their herds and marketing quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.

JAMIE POWELL of Coatesville graduated with an RRT respiratory care BS from Boise State University on May 9.

Powell was among nearly 2,800 students eligible for degrees. Boise State celebrated their achievements with the university’s first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on May 9.

Watch the full commencement ceremony, along with shout-out videos from students and faculty, at boisestate.edu/commencement.