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York College of Pennsylvania team named finalist in nationwide banking competition

May 07, 2018
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A team of York College of Pennsylvania students has been named as a finalist in the nationwide 2018 Community Bank Case Study Competition, facilitated by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. York College’s team is among five (Eastern Kentucky University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Ohio State University) out of 51 that are advancing as finalists in the bank competition.

Student members of the York College team are Ryan Arnold, senior business administration major from Dover; Matthew Knight, senior finance major from Dover, Del.; and Andrew Rhodes, finance and economics major from Dover. The students partnered with Fulton Financial in both their York and Lancaster locations, and Assistant Professor of Finance Pawan Madhogarhia served as the team’s faculty advisor. 

“The opportunity to work with the people of Fulton Financial was a great experience in and of itself,” said Rhodes. “Our team really played off of each other’s strengths, and that, in conjunction with the help of the faculty and staff at York College of Pennsylvania, is the reason we achieved such a great final product.” 

The York College student team is 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 at 1:30 p.m. on May 10 live via Twitter during the annual state and federal banking regulator forum in Jacksonville.  

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 2018 competition focused specifically on how bank management utilizes technology to streamline processes and better serve their customers. More information is available at

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