CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2023) — Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic” or the “Bank”) is proud to announce its continued support of Thomas More’s mock interview competition now in its 10th year at the University. Republic Bank associates will conduct student interviews and provide feedback to participants at the competition which is hosted at the Saints Center from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2023.

“One of the many ways we support our students is providing them with practical tools and guidance as they prepare to enter the workforce,” says Robin Norton, director at the Republic Bank Institute for Career Development and Graduate School Planning. “We are fortunate to have a strong partnership with Republic Bank that allows us to provide top-tier career planning resources all year long and interview support during this important student competition.” 

The competition prepares students for job interviews while providing a monetary incentive. The competition is comprised of two rounds, with the first round conducted virtually. Students progressing to the second round participate in a 20-minute in-person interview. The top three students are awarded a combined $2,000 in total compensation, provided each year by Thomas More alumnus Richard Lindhorst ’75.

“As a community bank, we have an important role in growing the next generation of community leaders,” says Jason Payne, senior vice president, managing director in Republic Bank’s Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky market. “Interviewing and preparing students for their first job out of college is a privilege for all of us who are involved and, as a Thomas More graduate, it’s especially meaningful to me.”

Students are evaluated on different measures including overall preparedness, the depth of their answers, and professionalism. Following the interviews, students are provided with detailed feedback and recommendations. 

In addition to supporting the University’s Mock Interview competition for the past four years, the Bank has underwritten extensive renovations and resurfacing of the athletic field (“Republic Bank Field”) which occurred in 2021 and has provided the majority financing for construction of a new academic building, scheduled to open in fall 2024.  

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About Thomas More University

For 100 years, Thomas More has created a university for the student who wants to Be More, Do More, Seek More, Win More, Achieve More, and Create More. Since its founding in 1921, Thomas More has provided a mission-driven, liberal arts education that is based in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Students learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth, which allows them to begin the journey to become the person they were created to be. Entering into the second century, it’s time for More. Serving more than 2,000 students, Thomas More aspires to be the premier Catholic university in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, build upon its excellent return on investment (ranked #1 among private universities/colleges in Kentucky by MSN Money in 2021 and ranked #2 for long term gain in Kentucky by a 2022 Georgetown University study) and share with this generation the transformative power of the Thomas More experience. To find out more, visit

About Republic Bank 

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank currently has 47 banking centers in communities in five metropolitan statistical areas (“MSAs”) across five states: 22 banking centers located in the Louisville MSA in Louisville, Prospect, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville in Kentucky, and Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville, and New Albany in Indiana; six centers in the Lexington MSA in Georgetown and Lexington in Kentucky; eight banking centers in the Cincinnati MSA in Kenwood, Norwood and West Chester in Ohio, and Bellevue, Covington, Crestview Hills, and Florence in Kentucky; seven centers in the Tampa MSA in Largo, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tampa, and Temple Terrace in Florida; and four banking centers in the Nashville MSA in Cool Springs, Green Hills, Murfreesboro and Spring Hill, Tennessee. In addition, the Bank has one loan production office in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bank offers internet banking at As of June 30, 2023, the Company had approximately $6.4 billion in assets and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The Company’s Class A Common Stock is listed under the symbol “RBCAA” on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. 

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