Simmons graduates from ABS

Published 4:28 am Monday, August 18, 2008

By Staff
Ginger Simmons, an employee at BankTrust in Brewton, has graduated from the Alabama Banking School in Mobile.
Simmons graduated on Aug. 1, said Karen Sullivan, chairman of the board and director for the Alabama Banking School.
The school is sponsored by the Alabama Bankers Association in cooperation with the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
Students receive instruction from Alabama bankers, University of South Alabama faculty, academicians, attorneys and consultants.
The three-year program requires students to spend one week a year at the Alabama Banking School and successfully complete an intensive curriculum on bank related courses to include six home study problems and exams at the conclusion of the first and second years of study.
The highlight of the school is in the third year, when students participate in the BankExec program and operate a bank through simulation exercises.
Simmons is an assistant vice president with BankTrust and a native of Brewton.
Sullivan, who is a senior vice president at BankTrust in Mobile, said the school was pleased to have 56 bankers graduate this year, brining the total number of ABS graduates to 1685.
Enrollment in 2008 for the 33rd annual session was 130 students.

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