CBA and BAI Announce GSRBM Class of 2012 Graduates, Honors and Top Student

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2012) – The CBA/BAI Graduate School of Retail Bank Management (GSRBM) congratulates each member of the Class of 2012 and is proud to announce the 2012 honors students as well as this year's top student, the recipient of the Tem Wooldridge Award.

Today’s graduates have invested three years in the GSRBM program which signifies their commitment to ensuring the industry is led by the best and brightest. Michael Sherck from Wells Fargo was selected by the GSRBM faculty to receive the Tem Wooldridge Award. This prestigious award, established to honor a now-retired GSRBM faculty member, recognizes the top GSRBM student each year. Candidates for the award demonstrate outstanding academic performance, high integrity and a strong work ethic. In addition to academic merit, the Tem Wooldridge winner possesses the necessary character and leadership skills to bring out the best in their teammates.

“Congratulations to this year’s Tem Wooldridge Award recipient for his remarkable academic and professional performance,” said CBA President Richard Hunt. “Michael embodies the integrity and values of the graduate school and its students. We at CBA are proud to have such an outstanding individual represent GSRBM.”

The 2012 Honors Graduates have demonstrated excellent academic achievement in their GSRBM coursework.

GSRBM 2012 Honors Graduates
Michael Sherck, Wells Fargo Bank (2012 Tem Wooldridge Award recipient)
Sonia Castellanos, Bank of the West
Yanilsa Gonzalez-Ore, Chase Bank
Christy Merecka, Frost Bank
Stephanie Miller, U.S. Bank
Glen Najvar, Wells Fargo Bank
Mary Novak, U.S. Bank
Kevin Plaugher, Huntington Bank
Steven Thompson, USAA


"The GSRBM 2012 graduates represent the best in retail banking and we look forward to them becoming industry leaders. Congratulations to each of our 2012 award winners for this well-deserved honor. Each bank you represent will be extremely proud of your accomplishment," said Deborah Bianucci, President & CEO, Bank Administration Institute (BAI).

Now marking its 60th year, there is no better executive education program for top performing regional managers than GSRBM. Designed and delivered by leading industry practitioners, GSRBM offers the banking industry's top talent the knowledge and skills they need to develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

CBA and BAI congratulate the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management Class of 2012.

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