Fidelity Bank Graduates Second Group of LifeDesign University Students

(LEOMINSTER, Mass) The second graduating class of Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign University had reason to celebrate at their graduation January 30 at Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg, MA. The class of 13 Fidelity Bank employees met every three weeks for two hours over a year long period to complete the professional development program.

The participating students were Timi Whitney of Winchendon, Tanya Quinn of Athol, Kaitlyn Lillie of Fitchburg, Courtney Gatta of Sturbridge, Jessica Woodbury of Leominster, Wanda Walsh of Lancaster, Jessenia Sioris of Westminster, Marcin Wiadrowski of Holden, Brittany Roberge of Rutland, Joseph Murchison of Fitchburg, Alex Petit of Sutton, Zachery Lavoie of Fitchburg, and Jamie Dack of Winchendon.

Fidelity Bank teamed up with Nichols College to create LifeDesign University to bring a selected group of employees from a variety of departments out of the bank and into the classroom to develop the essential tools to increase productivity, promote teamwork amongst departments and garner skills for the next steps of their careers with Fidelity Bank. The curriculum included coursework and required hands-on skill practice and implementation in areas such as effective communication, supervisory skills, situational leadership, change management, project management, and negotiation.

About Fidelity Bank:

Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the oldest independent community banks in Central Massachusetts. Fidelity Bank’s exclusive LifeDesign approach offers a range of banking, investment and insurance solutions to clients in 12 full-service offices in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Gardner, Shirley, Barre, Millbury, Paxton, Princeton and Winchendon. The Bank has consistently earned a “5 Star” rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. In 2018, Fidelity Bank was voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Bank in Central Massachusetts and Best Financial Services. It was also named Best Bank by both Leominster Champion and Baystate Parent for 2018. It has been recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as a Top Workplace and in 2019 named to the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list for the fifth time. As of December 31, 2019, the bank had total assets of approximately $1 billion. For more information, visit or