Ukiah High Alumni Association Honors a Banking Legend

February 15, 2018
Floyd A. Ross Memorial Scholarship, 1950 Ukiah High School Graduate

Not many people can boast about a career that spanned over 60 years. One of Savings Bank of Mendocino County’s most beloved leaders had those bragging rights. Floyd A. Ross worked in the banking industry for 64 years. He began his career at Savings Bank when just 16 years old, while still attending Ukiah High School.

His career would include serving as the Executive Vice President/CAO, Chairman of the Board and as a Director for the Savings Bank of Mendocino County. During the course of his career, he was the President of the Independent Bankers of Northern CA in 1984 and also served as a Director of the Western Independent Bankers, and the California Bankers Association, Region 8. He retired from Savings Bank in 2012 and sadly passed away in 2014.

The Ukiah High School Alumni Association recently partnered with the Mendocino College Foundation to create the Floyd Ross Memorial Scholarship in perpetuity. The new scholarship was created to honor Ross’ legacy in Ukiah. Eligible students must graduate from Ukiah High School, enroll at Mendocino College and intend on pursuing a degree in business with an emphasis placed on the finance industry. The first recipient of the Floyd Ross Memorial $1,000 Scholarship will be announced in early May.

The Ukiah High School Alumni Association strives to create scholarship opportunities to honor Ukiah High “Wildcats” while providing opportunities for the next generation to find their passion and obtain success in their chosen careers.

For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation or to donate towards any of the foundations programs, call Katie Fairbairn at 707-467-1018.

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