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15 Teams Advance in CSBS Community Bank Competition

Fifteen student teams from universities nationwide have advanced to the second round of the 2019 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition. This year’s competition examines how the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act has helped community banks foster economic growth.

“I am so impressed with the depth of analysis and quality of work these students are able to put forward,” said CSBS Senior Executive Vice President Michael L. Stevens. “This may be a competition for them, but we will all benefit from their breadth of perspective.”

This is the fifth year of the competition, which is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry. The teams advancing to the second round were chosen from a pool of 58 student teams representing 44 colleges and universities.

The case studies will undergo two more rounds of rigorous judging by two additional panels of banking experts. The top three scoring teams will be announced on May 23 during the CSBS State-Federal Supervisors Symposium in San Antonio. The announcement will be streamed live on our Twitter feed (@CSBSNews).

The student teams compete for an academic scholarship, a chance to get their work published in an academic journal and an opportunity to attend the seventh annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research Conference, held in St. Louis in October. 

Student teams from the following universities advanced to the second round:

•    Central Washington University - Team 1
•    Eastern Kentucky University
•    Juniata College
•    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
•    Montana State University - Team 1
•    Nicholls State University
•    Southeastern Louisiana University
•    Tennessee Tech University - Team 2
•    University of Arkansas
•    University of Houston
•    University of Missouri - Kansas City
•    University of Tennessee at Martin
•    University of Texas at San Antonio
•    Utah Valley University
•    York College of Pennsylvania - Team 1

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