Once in town, with Fulp at his side, Jerry Fogle was interviewed by KY3. “He was talking about how proud he was of Brian, and then—it’s so funny—he said, ‘And I’m proud of Rob Fulp, too.’”
Like his late father, Fogle says he is equally proud of Fulp, not only for his achievements in banking but for his work with Missouri State business students today. “He bleeds maroon,” Fogle says, adding that Fulp is known for taking time to counsel students about careers and encourage them to complete their degrees.
At this stage in life, both men say they’re most interested in giving back to their community, much like the bankers they admired when they started their careers. “They worked together for the betterment of the community,” Fogle says.
Whatever Fogle decides to do next, Fulp says, nothing could surprise him, because he knows him so well. Their friendship, Fulp says, is “such a big, important piece of my life.”
Likewise, “I have the highest regard for Rob and what’s best for him and his family,” Fogle says. “And I think for us, it’s an incredible shared history that we can go back to. You know, there’s no friends like your childhood friends.”