Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools Honor Mary Faulkenberry As December ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipient

Date of Release: 
Monday, December 16, 2013

BATESVILLE – December 16, 2013 – Mary Faulkenberry, Academic Coach at Batesville Junior High School, was named today as the December recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award.” 

Citizens Bank and the Batesville School District created the award to recognize school staff members who go “above and beyond” in their service to the district.  Personnel throughout all schools nominate recipients of the monthly Above & Beyond award, which includes a certificate from the Board of Education and a $50 gift card from Citizens Bank. 

Every nomination form for Ms. Faulkenberry mentioned her willingness to help when needed.  Some sample comments from her colleagues:

  • “Mary Faulkenberry is the most caring, knowledgeable, dedicated teacher I know.”
  • “Mary gives her time to help teachers before school, during her lunch and after school.  She puts others first!”
  • “Mary is one of the most hard-working, selfless people I’ve ever met.  She works extremely long hours to make our teachers better.”
  • “She is fabulous!  We’d be totally lost without her.”

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.