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Bobcat Athletics Hosts Branson Bank Day

Feb 12, 2024

Branson Bank
Branson Bank Day at "The K"

The College of the Ozarks Bobcats and Lady Cats celebrated Branson Bank Day Saturday, February 10, when they hosted Crowley's Ridge College.

Branson Bank has a long history of hiring College of the Ozarks graduates, is currently a primary sponsor of the Bobcat Kids Club, and they have been a longstanding friend and supporter of Bobcat Athletics. Prior to the Bobcat game, Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director, Steve Shepherd, Dr. Brad Johnson, C of O President, and C of O Vice Presidents, Dr. Sue Head and Dr. Weston Wiebe, were joined on the court for a presentation of a game ball to Mr. Bill Jones - CEO and Founder of Branson Bank and fellow associates who are all C of O alumni. Representing Branson Bank and College odf the Ozarks as Alumni for the presentation were Dean Harmon, Executive Vice President, CLASS OF 1979, Katie Hodges – Chief Operations Officer, CLASS OF 1999,  Jamie Hunt, Human Resource Officer, CLASS OF 2008 , Ryan Sanders, VP Commercial Lender, CLASS OF 2004, and Lyndi Carnelison, Marketing Officer, CLASS OF 2004.

The event consisted of Branson Bank associates and their families being admitted free to the games, Branson Bank spirit items being thrown to the crowd, a photo opportunity with Bruiser the Bobcat, Branson Bank associates participating in halftime crowd participation games, and the game ball presentation to Branson Bank. 

Branson Bank takes pride in employing Hard Work U students, currently with 18 associates or 25% of C of O Alumni on their staff. The community bank is locally owned and operated with 5 locations serving Branson, Forsyth, and Branson West.

We are thankful for Branson Bank and their commitment to support Bobcat Athletics and the Bobcat Kids Club.