Local banker sharpens skills at banking school

Published 11:21 am Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Bert Hines, Market President with First National Bank in Bainbridge, GA, is among the 523 bankers taking part in the 72nd annual two-week session of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Classes got underway May 23 and will continue through June 3, 2022, with courses covering all aspects of banking, economics, and related subjects. Students traveled from twenty-one states to participate in this session.

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 & professional leaders, and educators from all parts of the U.S.

During their three summer sessions at the Graduate School of Banking, students receive 190 hours of classroom instruction, planned evening study, and final examinations at the end of each session.