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CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition Begins

Nearly 60 Student Teams Nationwide Examine Impact
of Recent Reg Relief Law in CSBS Competition

Washington, D.C. - This year, 255 individual student participants on 58 teams from 44 colleges and universities have made submissions for the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition. 

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. Students partnered with local community banks to conduct a case study on the impact of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act of May 2018. The law contains several provisions designed to help community banks foster economic growth.

“These case studies will provide important insight on the potential economic impact of recent legislation,” said CSBS Senior Executive Vice President Michael L. Stevens. “The teams were also asked to identify other initiatives to enhance a bank’s ability to serve its community, which will help inform public policy going forward.”

The student teams undergo three rounds of judging over the next three weeks. The top three teams will be announced at the CSBS State Federal Supervisory Forum on May 23 in San Antonio via livestream. Results will also be available on our Twitter feed (@CSBSNews).

The overall winner of the competition also presents its work to federal and state regulators, academics and industry stakeholders at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference. Finalists are published in the annual Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.

Student teams participating in the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition attend the following colleges and universities:

  • Arkansas State University (Two teams)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Cabrini University (Two teams)
  • Central Washington University (Two teams)
  • Claflin University
  • Delaware State University 
  • East Tennessee State University (Two teams)
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Florida State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Immaculata University (Two teams)
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Juniata College
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • Mansfield University
  • Marquette University (Two teams)
  • Merrimack College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Montana State University (Two teams)
  • Muhlenberg College (Two teams)
  • Nicholls State University
  • Purdue University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Temple University
  • Tennessee Tech University (Two teams)
  • The Ohio State University
  • Trine University
  • Truman State University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Houston
  • University of Mary (Four teams)
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • University of Montana
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (Two teams)
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Utah
  • Ursinus College
  • Utah Valley University
  • Western Carolina University
  • York College of Pennsylvania (Two teams)

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Media Contact:  Susanna Barnett, 202-407-7156, 
Twitter: @CSBSNews
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.

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