First Community Bank has hired Christopher Dickie as a home loan originator in its Little Rock branch according to an announcement from Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Dickie earned a Bachelor of Science from Lyon College and went on to complete a Master of Science at Arkansas Tech University. He is pursuing a Doctor of Education, Adult and Lifelong Learning degree as well.
Dickie has spent most of his professional career at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). He started as an Enrollment Specialist and was later promoted to the Counseling and Career Services Coordinator. He then finished his career at UACCB as director of admissions.
“My admiration for First Community Bank has played a significant role in my decision to become a community banker,” said Dickie. “Mr. Cole and Mr. Dover have such a passion for community banking, and they have made such a difference in the communities they serve. My Batesville roots have enabled me to see first-hand this bank’s unwavering commitment to helping others. I am excited to make a difference for homeowners as I work with them to secure a loan in the secondary market. I can’t imagine a more rewarding career.”
Over the course of his professional years, Dickie has earned multiple awards and honors. He was named Students Choice Award at UACCB in 2014 and was on the Arkansas Business “20 in their 20s” list. He is also involved in multiple professional community organizations like Toastmasters and Wolfe Street Foundation Board.
“We are excited to welcome Christopher to the First Community Bank family,” said Rene Julian, FCB’s community president for the Little Rock region. “As we continue to grow and build our Little Rock team, it is important to find people who have a deep respect and love for serving others. I think we have a home run with Christopher.”