GREENWOOD, S.C. – Fifty-five students graduated from the South Carolina Bankers School on July 11, 2019, at Lander University in Greenwood, bringing the institution’s total number of alumni to over 3,000 since its inception 58 years ago. The School was held at Lander University for the tenth year under the leadership of Chairman Ford P. Menefee, The Bank of South Carolina, Charleston.
In all, 184 first-, second- and third-year students attended the school this session, with banks, thrifts, farm credit institutions, associate members and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond being represented, marking the highest enrollment on Lander’s campus. Throughout a three-year progressive course of study, students are exposed to general educational experiences in the many phases of banking and are prepared for career advancement. The faculty is of the highest caliber, made up of the best from the banking, professional and academic worlds.
“We continue to see an increase in first-year students, which bodes well for the future of banking in South Carolina,” said Carolyn Laffitte Bradley, SCBA senior vice president and Bankers School Administrator. “The South Carolina Bankers School is critical to ensuring the strength of our industry through the training of future leaders. And it’s because of the support of our banks and banking leaders that the school remains relevant and one among the very best.”
Lynn Burgess of South State Bank was recognized with the Lillie H. Magalis Award, given to the third-year student with the highest cumulative average.
The South Carolina Bankers Association is the trade and professional association representing 70 financial institutions across the state. The SCBA is organized to effectively represent the common interest and welfare of South Carolina’s banking industry and to promote the professional development of its members and individual practitioners. The SCBA’s mission is to provide legislative, regulatory, educational and product leadership on behalf of its members.
For more information about the SCBA please visit www.scbankers.org