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August 6th, 2014

Walden Savings Bank Memorial Scholarship

Thomas O’Connell, center, recipient of the 2014 Walden Savings Bank David T. Cocks Memorial Scholarship, surrounded by scholarship committee, from L to R: Joann Menendez, Vice President Marketing; Robert E. Ambrose, Vice President Commercial Loans; Directors Ira D. Conklin, III and Stephen E. Burger; Sarah Pruschki, Head Teller.

MONTGOMERY– Walden Savings Bank is pleased to announce Thomas O’Connell as the 2014 recipient of the Walden Savings Bank David T. Cocks Memorial Scholarship.

Thomas, a senior at Newburgh Free Academy is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Boy Scouts of America, where he recently attained Eagle Scout status. He has held leadership roles in the community, volunteering his time with the Cronomer Valley Fire Department, the American Cancer Society and the New York State School Health Services Center, among others. He plans to study criminal justice at Marist College in Poughkeepsie this fall and later pursue a career as a New York State Trooper.

"Thomas is an outstanding individual and deserving recipient of the Walden Savings Bank David T. Cocks Memorial Scholarship," said Stephen E. Burger, Walden Savings Bank Board Director and Scholarship Committee Chair. "He is focused on cultivating his skills to help others, with the same strong values that our community remembers about David T. Cocks."

Annually, the scholarship awards $2,500 to an inbound college student who mirrors the character of the past President and CEO of Walden Savings Bank, David T. Cocks. The scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

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