Paul W. Barret, Jr. Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tennessee recently announced the graduation of Jennifer Sevilla, Digital Banking Team Leader at Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB).
Sixty-five students completed the three-year curriculum and graduated in the 2023 class. The school was held May 21-26 on the campus of Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Jim Gowen, Jr, Chairman of the Board of Regents of Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking, spoke at the graduation ceremony and congratulated the graduates on behalf of the Board.
In addition to course work, students attended the annual Paul W. Barret, Jr. Lecture Series event. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and host of CNBC "The Profit" and HGTV "The Renovator", addressed School participants and invited guests.
Paul W. Barret, Jr. Graduate School of Banking has been providing advanced banking education for fifty-one years, with a curriculum designed to provide a high degree of understanding of all commercial banking functions. During the three-year program, graduates received in excess of 130 hours of instruction and prepared in-depth reports in eight areas of study. There were 246 financial industry professionals from thirty states participating in the 2023 session.
"I truly cannot express how grateful I am to CFSB for affording me the opportunity to continue my education at Barret School of Banking. This incredible program allowed me the chance to expand my knowledge of the banking industry in countless ways. We should always strive to continue learning to better serve our clients and the community, " remarked Sevilla.
"Jennifer's knowledge of digital banking was already top notch but we are excited to see how she uses the wisdom gained through this incredible program to continue growing our digital banking efforts in an ever-changing community banking landscape so that we can provide a combination of technology and personal touch our clients have come to expect from CFSB," added Jason Jones, President of CFSB.