Every year, the seniors of GSBLSU take part in the Bank Management Simulation course, a computer-based program that is specifically designed to provide students with a look into management and the decision-making process in specific banking areas, such as investments, funds management, risk management, loans, and asset/liability management.

During this simulation, the class is divided into teams. Each team is responsible for effective management and profitability of an 800-million-dollar bank. The computer model (BMSim) allows students to make future decisions for the bank and quickly receive feedback on the effectiveness of these decisions. Students must consider the economy, bank competition, and regulatory constraints when planning and implementing their decisions. During the two-week program, the teams will experience an equivalent of two years in bank management and operations, and the results are examined quarterly by state and federal regulators.

Once the course is completed, winners are selected based on factors such as organization, consistency, earnings, ability to report to shareholders, and how they positioned the bank for the future.

The following students were the 2019 Bank Simulation winners. Each received a letter of recognition, as did their home bank’s president and CEO, along with a certificate of recognition for their outstanding work on the Bank Management Simulation. Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Bank Sim winners!

D1 Stacy Aldridge First Kentucky Bank Mayfield KY
C3 John Blanton Peoples Bank Richland MS
D1 Eduardo Bustos Banco del Bajio Leon Guanajuato MX
B5 Paul Catalano Gulf Coast Bank & Trust New Orleans LA
C3 Alex Clayton The Conway National Bank Conway SC
C3 Detra Cleven Bank of Tennessee Johnson City TN
E1 Joseph Duncan Union Bank & Trust Charlotte NC
D1 David Fayard Hancock Whitney Bank Gulfport MS
E1 Nakecia Fuller FDIC Mableton GA
B5 William Harding Regions Bank Cullman AL
A2 Christian Harrod Centennial Bank Trust Departme Jonesboro AR
F2 William Hayden First Kentucky Bank Mayfield KY
E1 Rodolfo Herrera Banorte Mexico MX
B5 Chad Hill Volunteer State Bank Murfressboro TN
F2 Marianne Hopkins Sabine State Bank & Trust Co. Many LA
E1 Russell Huntley Citizens National Bank Meridian MS
A2 Jane Hurt Farmers National Bank Bowling Green KY
F2 Mark Maher RiverHills Bank Port Gibson MS
D1 Bradley McCarter Tennessee State Bank Pigeon Forge TN
F2 Alan Miller American National Bank & Trust Roanoke VA
E1 Brady Mouton Washington State Bank Lafayette LA
C3 Gabriel Pelusi Banorte Ciudad de Mexico MX
C3 Robert Revell AB&T National Bank Albany GA
F2 Rolando Saldivar Banco Base San Pedro Garza MX
B5 Jose Julian Sanchez Serrano Banorte Mexico MX
F2 Charles Schmidt Community Bank Coast Fairhope AL
A2 Michael Sisco MS Dept. of Banking & Consumer Jackson MS
B5 Jennifer Stalvey Southwest Georgia Bank Valdosta GA
A2 Taron Thorpe CB&S Bank Huntsville AL
D1 Aaron Whitely Hancock Whitney Bank New Orleans LA
A2 Brett Willis Synovus Bank Columbus GA

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Online Bank Study Submission

The Graduate School of Banking at LSU is excited to announce that for the 2019 Sessionmoodle and beyond, our students will be able to submit their bank study projects on-line.  We are working with LSU’s Digital and Continuing Education department to use Moodle (a learning management system) to begin the transition to a paperless environment.  Moodle provides an easy-to-navigate and universally accessible interface.  Moodle is secure and student information is private. For example, students won’t be able to see each other’s grades or assignments.

Students will be sent an email a week or so prior to the session with login information and Moodle instructions on how to upload the bank study projects.  Faculty will be able to grade the projects and return grades to students in a timely manner through Moodle.

1992 GSBLSU Graduate Debbie Crowder One of American Banker’s 2018 Women to Watch

The Graduate School of Banking at LSU focuses on providing an advanced, well-rounded financial education that will allow our graduates to grow in their careers and excel in their fields.  It is with great pride that we look back on our graduates, where they began, and the success they now enjoy.  Alumni such as Debbie Crowder of SunTrust Banks, are prime examples of the illustrious careers GSBLSU students can go on to pursue.

As Head of Branch Banking, Debbie leads SunTrust’s most high-profile business line, a role in which she has excelled.  She has implemented positive changes, such as the institution’s leadership development program, in order to help the employees of over 1,200 branches reach their full potential.  As a result of her efforts, Debbie has received multiple prestigious awards, including the “Cultural Champion” award from BI Worldwide, and most recently, being named one of American Banker’s 2018 Women to Watch.

Debbie’s list of accomplishments is extensive and impressive, and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU is proud to count her among our thousands of accomplished graduates.  Congratulations, Debbie.  We are excited to see what else the future holds.

Faculty Tribute to Dr. Don Woodland

GSBLSU Class of 2023