Wells Fargo hosts 105 Campbell Business students at Trust Day, makes $25K gift

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Wells Fargo’s North Carolina Trust Center hosted 110 students and faculty from the Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ Trust & Wealth Management Program on Sept. 8, 2016.

Campbell Business students annually make the trip to learn about career options at Wells Fargo. Many end up applying for internships and later going on to careers with the company. This year, 105 students and five faculty members made the trip — hosted by nearly 40 team members who served as guides, presenters, and in other roles. Since Campbell created the trust and wealth management major in 1968, more than 200 alumni have joined Wells Fargo, including 38 at the N.C. Trust Center, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Wells Fargo also made an additional $25,000 contribution to the Wells Fargo Trust Scholarship Fund at Campbell Business on Sept. 8. The gift was initially established by the bank in September 2012 to help women and minority students become trust majors as a part of Campbell Business’ Trust & Wealth Management Program. The trust major is the only undergraduate program of its kind in the nation.

For the 2016-17 school year, scholarship support was provided to seven students in the Campbell Trust program. Thus far, Wells Fargo has invested $200,000 in the scholarship fund.

“In the years ahead there will be a great need for dedicated professionals with good fiduciary training to assist an aging population with wealth management and wealth transfer. Campbell is training up the next generation of talented and caring trust professionals,” said John Elliott, director of the N.C. Trust Center for Wells Fargo Private Bank.

“We are delighted to have partnered with our friends at Wells Fargo for almost 50 years,” said Jimmy Witherspoon, chair of the Department of Financial Planning & Accounting and director of the Trust & Wealth Management Program. “The core values of Wells Fargo mirror image the core values of Campbell University. Wells Fargo’s incredibly generous gift to the Wells Fargo Trust Scholarship Fund at Campbell University is just overwhelming. On behalf of the university, the Campbell Business School, and, most importantly, our students, I would like to thank all of our friends at Wells Fargo.”