Harrisburg, PA – Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann congratulated students from Juniata College of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, and York College of Pennsylvania for advancing to the second round of the national 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition.

“Congratulations to the Juniata College, Kutztown University, and York College teams on being finalists in this year’s competition,” said Wiessmann. “The partnership between these local banks and teams is a prime example of how working with young people to encourage their interest in financial services will play an important role for the future of Pennsylvania business.”

The Community Bank Case Study Competition encourages students to explore community banking by partnering student teams with local banks to conduct original case studies, focusing on how the economic growth, regulatory relief, and Consumer Protection Act has helped community banks. The competition is sponsored and presented by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).

These Pennsylvania teams will join 12 other teams of collegiate finalists as they compete for first place. The winning team will be announced live on Twitter on Thursday, May 23, 2019, during the CSBS state and federal banking regulator forum in San Antonio, Texas.

The Juniata College team is partnered with Kish Bank, the Kutztown University team is partnered with New Tripoli Bank. and the York College team is partnered with York Traditions Bank. The three Pennsylvania teams were chosen as finalists among 58 undergraduate student teams from universities and colleges across the country.