Bank School Class of 2023

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Bank School Class Schedule & Map of Darden Campus

Please note that for the second year students, classes will take place at UVA’s Darden School of Business in classroom 160 from Monday-Friday. 

Class Materials 

Class materials will be posted here by July 18th. 

notes page template

Feel free to download and save as many copies of the below template for note taking purposes in your classes!

technology, payments & cybersecurity – jimmy sawyers


credit portfolio management – gary higgins

bank financial management ii – brad schwartz

effective negotiations – mark faircloth

Home Study Problems

Along with attendance at all classes during the Bank School summer session, completion of eight home study problems (4 after the first year and 4 after the second year) with a passing grade is required to graduate from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management.

  • Bank Financial Management (Schwartz): October 3, 2022
  • Effective Negotiation (Faircloth): November 1, 2022 Pre-work due September 9
  • Technology in Banking (Sawyers): February 1, 2023
  • Credit Portfolio Management (Higgins): March 1, 2023


It is very important that you submit your home study assignments correctly as some instructors will deduct points for formatting.  Please be sure to read the instructors directions carefully and if instructions aren’t included follow the outline on the Bank School Home Study Instruction Sheet & Bank School Honor Code.

Class of 2023 Home Study Instruction Sheet & Bank School Honor Code


The Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of honesty and integrity in the classroom, outside of the classroom and on the home study problems.   Home Study problems are individual assignments meaning you are to work on the assignment ALONE and are not to discuss the questions, potential answers, strategy, research or data resources with another Bank School student.  Also, please do not send your completed paper to another student as an example. Any evidence of shared work will be considered an honor code violation. 

The honor code is:

On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received assistance on this assignment and that all work is my own.*

Violations of the Honor Code include:

  • Plagiarism-An act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author.
  • Cheating-Receiving, giving and attempting to receive or give unauthorized assistance, such as materials, information, notes or sources, on home study problems.

You may seek assistance from a subject matter expert in your bank as part of your research BEFORE you start to write your papers.  The subject matter expert cannot be another Bank School student. 


All Bank School assignments should be uploaded here.  For each assignment, you will complete a form with basic information as well as an evaluation of the home study assignment.

Home Study Assignments & Pre-Assignment Zoom Recordings

October 3, 2022: Bank Financial Management (Schwartz)

November 1, 2022: Effective Negotiation (Faircloth)
Pre-work due September 9, 2022

February 1, 2023: Technology, Payments & Cybersecurity (Sawyers)

March 1, 2023: Credit Portfolio Management (Higgins)

Bank School Newsletters

Week of Newsletters:

Prior to the Start of School:

Class Officer Contact Information

Class of 2023 Officers  
Chrissy Peele
(757) 619-0750
Vice President
Lynda Phillips
Old Point National Bank
(757) 593-1373
Sean Lynch
(757) 641-3440
Trish White
First National Bank
(434) 213-5855

VBA Staff Contact Information

Class Liaisons
Bank School Management & Oversight

Stay Engaged with the VBA!

We hope that you’ll continue to stay engaged with the VBA during the year! You’ll be hearing from your class president and VBA staff members periodically throughout the year with updates and information. Be sure to check out the opportunities below to stay connected with your classmates and other Bank School alumni!