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Kutztown University Students Named Finalists in National Case Study Competition

May 17, 2017

CSBS LogoKUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University has been named as a finalist in the nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition, facilitated by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.  Student members of the KU team include Stephen Hilborn, Chris Kane, Jim Pyne and Connor Tait. Dr. John S. Walker served as the team's faculty advisor.

The KU team is among five college teams out of 33 that are advancing as finalists in the bank competition. The other student teams represent Bloomsburg University, Iowa State University, Texas Tech University and the University of Akron.

The students are competing for a chance to win scholarship money, an opportunity to present their case at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research and Policy Conference and an opportunity to have their work published. The first, second and third place winning teams will be announced Thursday, May 25 live via Twitter during the annual state and federal banking regulator forum in New Orleans.   

The Community Bank Case Study Competition is an annual competition that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of banking by partnering student with local banks to conduct original case studies on a specific topic. The 2017 competition focused specifically on management and board succession planning at local community banks.     

More information about the 2017 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition is available at