Redefining the Classroom

Local bank awards scholarship to LSSU students

Posted: November 1st, 2012

CSB SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS – Central Savings Bank CEO and Lake Superior State University alumnus Ron Meister congratulates 2012 Central Savings Bank Scholarship recipients Kathryn Voigt, center, and Holly Carroll (left of Kathryn). Looking on from the right are LSSU alumni, CSB Executive Vice President Mark Savoie and Erin Wangbichler, CSB's senior credit analyst and consumer loan representative and past CSB Scholarship recipient. On the left is LSSU business professor Madan Saluja, who serves as a member of the CSB Scholarship selection committee. (CSB/James Parker)

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Ronald L. Meister, president and chief executive officer of Central Savings Bank, is proud to announce that two Lake Superior State University business students, Holly Carroll and Kathryn Voigt, have been chosen as recipients of the 2012 Central Savings Bank Scholarship.

"Holly and Katie have a bright future ahead of them and we are proud to be able to support two great students in their academic endeavors," said Central Savings Bank President and CEO Ronald Meister, who joined CSB in 1973 after his graduation from LSSU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting. He was awarded the first LSSU Outstanding Business Alumnus award in 2001.

Central Savings Bank has been awarding the scholarship, valued at up to full tuition, since 1990. More than 25 students from Michigan and the Algoma region of Ontario have benefited from CSB's vision of training tomorrow's business professionals.

Carroll, a junior from Gobles, Mich., is majoring in accounting. Voight, a senior from Grosse Pointe, Mich., is also an accounting major.

Candidates for the scholarship must possess a 3.0 grade point average after two or more semesters of study with preference given to students majoring in finance and economics, or accounting with a minor in Finance. Preference is also given to graduates of a Michigan Eastern Upper Peninsula or Algoma District of Ontario high school with an interest in seeking full-time employment in the field of banking or finance in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The program's goal is to provide talented local students an opportunity to work and stay within the community.

For more information about this or other scholarships and awards available at LSSU, call the LSSU Foundation Office at 906-635-2665 or run a search for “LSSU Foundation scholarships” on the Web.

Run a web search for "LSSU School of Business" to learn more about business programs offered at Lake Superior State.


CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; LSSU Foundation Office, Sharon Dorrity, e-mail, 635-2665; James Parker, Central Savings Bank, e-mail, 253-1219.