Synovus Announces 2017 Jack Parker Scholarships
COLUMBUS, GA, AUG. 3, 2017– Synovus today announced its 2017 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. This year, 101 scholarships totaling $112,500 were awarded to children of Synovus team members across the company’s five-state footprint. Scholarship funds are generated each year through team member donations and internal fundraising activities.
The scholarship program is named in honor of Jack B. Parker, whose career with the Synovus family of companies spanned 44 years. Jack’s enthusiastic attitude, keen sense of duty, and good heart were evident throughout his career. The scholarship program is managed by the Jack B. Parker Foundation, Inc. to award college or vocational institution scholarships to team members’ children who excel academically, demonstrate strong leadership, and are involved in activities to improve their communities. Since its inception in 1988, the foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships.
Peyton Good has been named the 2017 Jack Parker Scholar. A Smiths Station, Alabama, resident, Good is a senior finance major at Auburn University, where he maintains a 4.0 grade point average. He is the son of Penny Good, retail market manager at the CB&T/Synovus main office branch on Broadway in Columbus.
Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $31 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services through 248 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus, was recognized as the “Most Reputable Bank” by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2017, and was named “Best Regional Bank, Southeast” by MONEY Magazine for 2016-17. Synovus is on the web at synovus.com, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at http://linkedin.com/company/synovus.