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CSBS Publishes Community Bank Case Study Competition Journal

CSBS published the third volume of the Journal of Community Bank Case Studies, a publication highlighting undergraduate student research on community banks across the nation.

The winning student team members from Eastern Kentucky University are Lorelei Nguyen, Aaron Schmidgall and Dalton Stanley. Maggie Abney served as faculty advisor and Central Bank & Trust Co. as the team’s community bank partner. 

As first place winner, the Eastern Kentucky University team received a $1,000 scholarship per student, presented at the CSBS-Fed-FDIC research conference on community banking held in St. Louis, and was published in the Journal of Community Bank Case Studies. 


The team advanced through three rounds of judging by banking professionals and overcame a pool of 51 competitors in 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. This year’s case studies looked at how community banks are using technology to streamline processes and better serve their customers. 

A team from University of Missouri – Kansas City placed second, and a team from Southeastern Louisiana University placed third. Second and third place were also published in the journal.

For more information on the 2018 Community Bank Case Study Competition, visit

The CSBS 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition is now open for entries. For more information, see the case study website.

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