Aileen Fundora, VP and Director of Human Resources, recently attended her first year of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She is among 513 bankers taking part in the 63rd annual two-week session. Bankers traveled from twenty states and Mexico to participate.
Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires attendance on campus for three years with extensive bank study assignments between sessions. Courses cover all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Faculty consists of bankers, business and professional leaders and educators from all over the U.S. During their three years at the Graduate School of Banking, students receive 180 hours of classroom instruction, thirty hours of reviews, planned evening study and written final examinations at the end of each session.
Mrs. Fundora is a graduate of Miami Springs Senior High and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management from Florida International University. She later received her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University and in 2010 she earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification from the HR Certification Institute. Eager to develop her banking knowledge, Mrs. Fundora described her first year as “an amazing and unique opportunity to meet and build new relationships with other banking individuals throughout the nation. It’s a fast paced learning environment, with great professors and a large amount of new information, but an extremely rewarding experience. I am grateful to know that Community Bank values the importance of my career growth and is willing to invest the time and money towards my education.”