Juniata College Students Win CSBS Community Bank Competition
Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) today named Juniata College students as winners of the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition.
The Pennsylvania team advanced through three rounds of judging by banking professionals and overcame a pool of 58 student teams representing 44 colleges and universities.
“This was an intense year of competition, and the quality of the submissions was truly incredible,” said CSBS Senior Executive Vice President Michael L. Stevens. “Our winner this year, Juniata College, demonstrated excellent analytical skills and creativity to produce a high-quality product.”
The annual competition 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 examined how the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act has helped community banks foster economic growth.
The winning Juniata College student team members are David Hibner, Katherine Migatulski, Wyatt Page and Matthew Schaeffer. Sinéad Gallagher served as faculty advisor and Kish Bank, based in Belleville, Pa., was the team’s community bank partner.
As first place winner, each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The team will be invited to present at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking-FDIC in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference in October and published in the CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.
A team from Eastern Kentucky University placed second. The students are Coby Cumbow, Kassidy Easterling, Madison Pergrem, Randa Morris and Scott Winter. Maggie Abney served as faculty advisors, and Kentucky Bank was the bank partner.
Both the University of Tennessee at Martin and Utah Valley University tied for third place.
The University of Tennessee students are Breanna Boggs, Molly Carpenter, Samantha Sanders, Ty Smith and Matthew Taylor. Ross Dickens served as faculty advisor, and First Bank was the bank partner.
The Utah Valley University students are Mark Brown, Carson Gilbert, Cameron Rope and Nate Terry. Mark Howell served as faculty advisor, and People's Intermountain Bank was the bank partner.
Students on the second-place team each will receive a $500 CSBS scholarship, and those on the third-place team each will receive a $250 CSBS scholarship. All three teams will have their works published in the Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.
CSBS announced the winners at its annual meeting in San Antonio.
For more information on the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition, visit www.csbs.org/bankcasestudy.
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The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the national organization of bank regulators from all 50 states, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. State regulators supervise roughly three-quarters of all U.S. banks and a variety of non-depository financial services. CSBS, on behalf of state regulators, also operates the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System to license and register non-depository financial service providers in the mortgage, money services businesses, consumer finance and debt industries.