Zerface Graduates from School of Banking

Nate Zerface, agricultural banker with Dacotah Bank in Valley City, recently graduated from the Dakota School of Banking sponsored by the North Dakota Bankers Association and endorsed by the South Dakota Bankers Association.

"This school is designed to meet the needs of bank personnel," said Dorothy Lick, NDBA senior vice president of education.  "It provides focused education for bankers who seek a better understanding of the industry and advancement in their careers."

Students are enrolled for two years, attending the school one week each summer.  The first-year session provides a general overview of the banking industry and the departments that make up a bank.  The second-year session adds a computerized bank management simulation to reinforce technical and functional management skills.

"The Dakota School of Banking was a terrific experience, from the learning opportunities to networking with colleagues," said Zerface.  "I look forward to putting my new knowledge to work."

The school trained 57 bank personnel this year.  The school, now in its 41st year, was held on the campus of University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota.  Teachers at the school include bankers, attorneys, accountants, and financial industry consultants.  Sessions combined lecture, hands-on activities, and testing.


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