Asst. Vice President, Wealth Management BankChampaign, N.A.
Major: Construction Design/Management
Class Year: 1999
Monticello resident Charles Osborne didn't know where his Parkland degree would take him, but he did know one thing: "The world is a competitive place, and you are going to College to learn; work hard at school, and it will pay off." For Charles, this has proven true. After working several years in construction, even starting his own business, Charles earned a BA degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2005 and shifted his career path to banking and investments. Since then, he has enjoyed researching and investing in stock, building relationships with his clients, and raising a family with his wife Leanne.
"Parkland offers one of the best educational values out there," Charles said. "I had to work while going to school, and the flexibility of my course schedule, as well as the price, was a good combination for me."