The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) awarded diplomas to the 164-member class of 2018 at its annual graduation celebration July 26, at University of Colorado’s Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.

GSBC also awarded 17 students in the top 10% of the graduating class with honors recognition. Honors graduates include: Michael Boecking, Gregory Cornin, Leslie Eich, Douglas Galbavy, Thomas Gatlin, Jens Hansen, Amy Hoover, Karl Metcalf, Katie Morrell, Aaron O’Brien, Karen Ramola, Ellen Sharp, Benjamin Steiger, Karin Taylor, Jodee Thompson, Brady Trenbeath, and Michael Young.

“GSBC is honored to call this group alumni. Over the last three years they have grown in their personal and professional careers,” said GSBC President Tim Koch.

Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training which focuses on the areas of general management, lending, leadership and human-resource management and financial management. Requirements for graduation also include comprehensive examinations, intersession research projects and participation in a bank-management simulation course designed to provide the student with experience managing a bank.