The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) concluded its 71st Annual School Session on July 29, 2022, awarding 169 community bankers and regulators from across the nation with its prestigious diploma in banking.

GSBC also awarded 21 students with honors, who graduated in the top 10 percent of their class based on their stellar work on their intersession projects. These individuals include:

  • Kristopher AhmannBank of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND
  • Shane AndersonCentral Bank & Trust, Lexington, KY
  • Ryan BakerPinnacle Bank, Moorcroft, WY
  • Matthew BrownBank of Stockton, Lodi, CA
  • Julie Byron, First United Bank, Park River, ND
  • Matthew FooteFirst National Bank of America, East Lansing, MI
  • Daniel HarbourFederal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO
  • Adam HeunHome State Bank & Trust Co., Jefferson, IA
  • Nickalas HevnerThe Eastern Colorado Bank, Cheyenne Wells, CO
  • Daniel KaputskaAlpine Bank, Breckenridge, CO
  • Trace LarmanGreat Plains National Bank, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Adam MaloneFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Golden Valley, MN
  • Lyndsay McClungPWC Bank, Sidney, NE
  • Michael MillerMid-Missouri Bank, Springfield, MO
  • Douglas NielsonUnited Community Bank, Perham, MN
  • Carol Pelster, NebraskaLand Bank, Kearney, NE
  • Caitlin PhillipsBenchmark Bank, Plano, TX
  • William RamseyFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Kansas City, MO
  • Ryan RigganPlumas Bank, Quincy, CA
  • Nicholas SchafferCornhusker Bank, Lincoln, NE
  • Ashton SpiekerMidwest Bank, Norfolk, NE

Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training–two weeks for three consecutive years–which focus on financial management and strategy, innovation and engagement, leadership and culture, and lending. The students also completed intersession projects and ended their curriculum at GSBC with an extensive bank management simulation course. The 2022 session marks the school’s second consecutive sellout session to meet the demand for community banking education.

GSBC’s 72nd Annual School Session is scheduled for July 16-28, 2023. Enrollment will open in October 2022.