Juniata College Students Win First Place in CSBS Community Bank Competition

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) today named Juniata College students as winners of the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition. 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. 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. 

As first place winner, each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The team will be invited to present at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference in October and their case study will be 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 advisor, 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.

For more information on the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition, visit www.csbs.org/bankcasestudy.