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Five Tioga County Students Win Copp Scholarships

Posted Thursday, 25 June 2015 11:33 | Filed under C&N News

Mike Charles, CPA, VP and Tax Officer of Citizens & Northern Bank T&FMG; Bo Burleigh, Ethan Aldinger, recipients; Jesse Maine, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment representing Southern Tioga School District; and Brian Tevlin, CTFA, CFP, VP and Trust Officer of Citizens & Northern Bank T&FMG. Absent from the photo were Diana Barnes, NTSD Superintendent, Chris Morral, Wellsboro Area School District Superintendent; Yaozhong Xu, Tabatha Brooks, Nathan Bonham, recipients. Pictures of Yaozhong Xu, Tabatha Brooks and Nathan Bonham are shown below.

WELLSBORO, PA –Five Tioga County students have been named recipients of scholarships from the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust. The 2015 awards totaled $78,000.

The Scholarship Committee hosted a luncheon for scholarship recipients and their parents at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro.

The 2015 recipients include:

Yaozhong Xu, son of Jun Yang of Mansfield, PA, is a graduate of North Penn-Mansfield Jr./Sr. High

School and he plans to attend Penn State-Harrisburg majoring in Co

mputer Science.

 

Bo Burleigh, son of Kipper and Darlene Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, is a graduate of North

Penn-Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School and he plans to attend Buc

knell University majoring in Environmental Engineering.

 

Tabatha Brooks, daughter of Robert and Laurie Brooks of Wellsboro, PA, is a graduate of Wellsboro Area

High School and she plans to attend Cornell University majoring in Agriculture Education.

 

Nathan Bonham, son of Edward and Kimberly Bonham of Westfield, PA, is a graduate of Cowanesque Valley

High School and he plans to attend West Virginia University majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

 

Ethan Aldinger, son of Scott and Jen Aldinger of Morris, PA, is a graduate of North Penn - Liberty Jr./Sr. High

School and he plans to attend Penn State Altoona, majoring in Animal Science.

The Copp trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002. He

and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm in Charleston and Covington Townships in Tioga County.

“Graydon’s generosity will continue for a long time, as Graydon’s intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to

well-deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue higher education in an agricultural field,” said

Deborah Scott, Citizens & Northern Bank Executive Vice President and Trust Officer.

Scott said the field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bio-resource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture to name a few.

 

The scholarship recipients were chosen by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of the Trustee and the superintendents from each school district in Tioga County. The Committee determines the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually. The scholarship awards may be used to help pay tuition, books and room and board charges.   Citizens & Northern Bank as Trustee invests and manages the funds in the account and administrates the scholarship application and distribution process.

 

Applicants for the scholarship are sought each year, with the deadline being April 15th annually. Applicants must be high school seniors accepted to accredited colleges or universities in programs leading to degrees in curriculums directly related to agriculture. In addition, applications must have grade point averages of at least 2.0, have financial need and must have been Tioga County, PA residents for at least six months.

 

For more information on this scholarship or to obtain an application, interested students should contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 1-800-487-8784 or their high school guidance counselor.

 

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Three C&N Employees Earn Service Awards

Posted Monday, 22 June 2015 12:12 | Filed under C&N News

 

Brad Scovill, C&N President & CEO (Second from Left) presented the following Citizens & Northern Bank employees with service awards: Left to Right – Joan Rohe, Bonnie Hargarther and Stacy Elliott

WELLSBORO, PA – Three Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 55 years of service to the financial institution.

Recognized during the May-June service awards luncheon were:

  • Joan Rohe, Staff Accountant, Towanda, 35 years
  • Bonnie Hargarther, Staff Auditor, Wellsboro, 10 years
  • Stacy Elliott, Community Office Manager, Old Lycoming, 10 years

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N President and CEO Brad Scovill. In 2015, C&N will recognize 41 employees for a total of 675 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.

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C&N Donates to the Tioga County YMCA

Posted Friday, 15 May 2015 09:28 | Filed under C&N News

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Larry Mansfield, YMCA Board Member (left) and Jill Pino, Community Office Manager, Mansfield (right)

MANSFIELD, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank is proud to support the Tioga County YMCA with a $5,000 donation. As a Gold level donor, C&N will have a plaque displayed in the entrance to the YMCA building. 

Since the YMCA opened its Tioga County branch in 2009, they’ve worked hard to deliver long lasting personal and social change. Their promise to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

C&N is honored to sponsor this important community organization’s capital campaign efforts.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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C&N Graduates Two from the NY-Penn Leadership Program

Posted Friday, 15 May 2015 09:23 | Filed under C&N News

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Joy Wandell, Loan Support Specialist (left) and Elizabeth Johnson, Community Office Manager, Sayre

SAYRE, PA – Citizens & Northern would like to congratulate two of its employees, Joy Wandell and Elizabeth Johnson, on their graduation from the 2015 leadership class of the NY-Penn Leadership program.  The NY-Penn Leadership program is an affiliate of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. It's designed to provide leadership education to those professionals who desire to be future community leaders. 

Citizens and Northern Bank sponsored Joy and Liz to attend. Both Joy and Liz received awards for perfect attendance.    Joy was chosen to give the class speech by her peers.  She spoke very eloquently about leadership and how anyone can be a leader regardless of their title and job. Congratulations to Joy and Liz on their accomplishment.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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Nine Receive Gale Foundation Scholarships

Posted Friday, 08 May 2015 13:41 | Filed under C&N News

Galeton, PA. – Nine Galeton High School students have been awarded scholarships from The William and L. R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a Galeton Foundation. The 2015 scholarships totaled $45,000 with each student being awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Scholarship recipients include:
- Kaitlyn Akers who plans to attend University of Pitt at Bradford for Radiological Science;
- Kassandra L. Brown who plans to attend Lock Haven University for Physical Therapy/Exercise Science
- Karissa Burrous who plans to attend Slippery Rock University of PA for Early Childhood and Special Education;;
- Emilio Martinez who plans to attend Southwestern Christian University for Sports Management;
- John Parsell who plans to attend University of Pitt at Bradford for Petroleum Technology;
- Morgan-Jo Petrencsik who plans to attend Lock Haven University for Communication with focus in Journalism;
- Mykalia L. Reiter who plans to attend Mansfield University for Music Education;

- Latascia Breann Shadle who plans to attend Penn State Dubois for Business Administration; and
- Gretchen Yonkin who plans to attend Lock Haven University for Pre-Physician Assistant Program.
The Galeton Foundation Scholarship Foundation started this scholarship program in 2013 for current high school seniors attending Galeton Area High School accepted by an accredited college, university or trade school. The scholarship awards may be used to help pay for tuition, books and room and board charges and are paid directly to the college, university or school.

The Galeton Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes contributions to grow the fund to help assist charitable organizations in the Galeton Area and to provide scholarships for Galeton Area High School seniors.
The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group is the Trustee of the Galeton Foundation.
The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.

 

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CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

Posted Friday, 24 April 2015 15:28 | Filed under C&N News

Wellsboro, PA – The Board of Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CZNC), has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable on May 15, 2015 to shareholders of record as of May 4, 2015. Declaration of the dividend was made at the April 23, 2015 meeting of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and South Hornell, NY. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Safe Harbor Statement: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, the following: changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Government, particularly related to changes in interest rates; changes in general economic conditions; legislative or regulatory changes; downturn in demand for loan, deposit and other financial services in the Company’s market area; increased competition from other banks and non-bank providers of financial services; technological changes and increased technology-related costs; changes in management’s assessment of realization of securities and other assets; and changes in accounting principles, or the application of generally accepted accounting principles. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.