Ingram graduates from banking school

Published 7:39 pm Friday, June 17, 2011

Joe Ingram, a senior commercial financial analyst with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, was among 157 bankers who received graduation diplomas on June 3 from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Classes got underway May 22 and continued through June 3, with courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in this session.

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Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers’ associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires attendance on campus for three years, with extensive bank study assignments between sessions. The faculty consists of bankers, business and professional leaders, and educators from all parts of the United States.

During their three years at the Graduate School of Banking, students receive 180 hours of classroom instruction, 30 hours of reviews, planned evening study, and written final examinations at the end of each session.

Ingram has been with the Farm Credit System for more than 12 years, the last five years with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. He earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.