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CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition Moves to Round Two

Washington, D.C. – Fourteen teams have advanced in the first round of judging of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ Community Bank Case Study Competition. 

The teams were chosen from a pool of 34 student teams and represent 28 colleges and universities. This is the ninth 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.  

This year, the teams have partnered with local community banks to learn how they are recruiting and retaining talent, approaching succession planning and using technology to advance operations.  

The teams advancing to the second round are from the following universities:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 
  • Iowa State University 
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 
  • Merrimack College (Massachusetts) 
  • Messiah University (Pennsylvania) 
  • Murray State University (Kentucky) 
  • Southeastern Louisiana University - Team 2 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin 
  • Trine University (Indiana) 
  • University of Guam 
  • University of Illinois at Springfield - Team 2 
  • University of Mississippi 
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte 
  • University of Southern Mississippi 

Results from the second round of judging will be announced on June 7. The top three teams will be announced on July 12 at the CSBS State Federal Supervisory Forum, held this year in Philadelphia.  

Each student member and faculty advisor of the first-place winning team will receive a $1,000 scholarship and present their findings at the Community Banking Research Conference in St. Louis in early October. Their work will be published in the annual CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies. Teams that place second and third also will receive scholarships and have their works published in the journal.   

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Contact: Susanna Barnett, 202-407-7156, [email protected]  

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 79% 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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