Bell State Bank & Trust Bankers Graduate Dakota School of Banking

HaugenJerozewskiBrian Haugen, virtual banking manager, and Chad Jaroszewski, cash management services manager, both with Bell State Bank & Trust in Fargo, graduated from The Dakota School of Banking. The Dakota School of Banking is sponsored by the North Dakota Bankers Association (NDBA) and endorsed by the South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA). In its 41st year, the school trained 57 bank personnel. The school has been held on the campus of University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D., since 1997.

Brian and Chad completed two one-week summer sessions and intersession projects. Through the use of highly-qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, students develop a range of skills to enhance current performance and qualify for advancement.

“Dakota School of Banking has expanded my knowledge in all areas of banking. It will help me to do my job better, as I have a greater understanding of other areas of the bank. I have met so many great people at this school. I have made new friends and found new resources that can help both myself and the bank out in the future,” said Brian.

“It was a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of the bank and how the decisions made impact the bank. I was able to meet many people at the school, many of which work in different areas of banking. It will be great to have others to go back to for advice with questions that you may encounter down the road,” said Chad.

The Dakota School of Banking is one of North Dakota’s longest-standing banking education traditions. The Dakota School of Banking has graduated hundreds of bankers since its inception in 1974.

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