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Coker receives SC Bankers School Award

OLANTA, S.C.- The Citizens Bank announced recently that Sherry Daniels Coker is the recipient of the prestigious Lillie H. Magalis Award presented by the South Carolina Bankers School.  Coker currently serves as an assistant vice president of The Citizens Bank, working in loan administration, and is a member of the bank's Compliance Committee.

Sherry Daniels Coker is a 2006 graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School, hosted by the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business.  Coker received the award for obtaining the highest cumulative grade average for the three-year course of study.  

"Sherry's achievement exemplifies what a great asset she is to The Citizens Bank," said President Blake Gibbons.  "She has consistently been committed to our community and this organization," continues Gibbons.  "I take great pride in recognizing Sherry's achievements that earned her this prestigious award and feel fortunate to have her as a member of our corporate family," adds Phil Smith, executive vice president.

Coker, a Florence native and graduate of South Florence High School, began her career at The Citizens Bank in 1993.  She has successfully completed two courses of bank study sponsored by the American Institute of Banking, the Consumer and Commercial Lending Schools sponsored by the S.C. Bankers Association, and the Commercial Credit Analysis Skills Workshop sponsored by the Bankers Administration Institute, in Atlanta, Ga.  

The Citizens Bank is headquartered in Olanta, S.C.  Founded in 1943, The Citizens Bank has established itself as a leading community bank by delivering an old-fashioned style of service coupled with modern day financial products.  The Citizens Bank had assets of approximately $254.6 million as of September 30, 2006.  The Citizens Bank has 10 branches located throughout the state of South Carolina: Olanta, Turbeville, St. George, Lake City, Scranton, Sumter, Pawleys Island, Timmonsville, Lynchburg and Florence.