Pub. 11 2022 Issue 5

Seventeen Kansas Banking Professionals Earn Prestigious Diploma In Banking

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is proud to announce the graduation of 17 Kansas-based banking professionals from its state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program.

Kyle Allen
United Bank and Trust, Sabetha

Michelle Detweiler
Community National Bank, Seneca

Jeremy Hacker
United Bank and Trust, Concordia

Bobbi LaViolette
Farmers Bank & Trust, Great Bend

Nathan Legleiter
Golden Belt Bank, Ellis

Megan Muchow
Citizens State Bank & Trust Co., Ellsworth

Kyle Nation
First National Bank of Hutchinson, Goddard

Sayard Parrish
Landmark Bank, Overland Park

Pratik Patel
Office of the State Bank Commissioner, Topeka

Jason Peters
Arvest Bank, Overland Park

Greg Rodvelt
GNBank, Horton

Damen Scheele
United Bank and Trust, Manhattan

Gavin Schmidt
ESB Financial, Manhattan

Tonia Shirk
Central National Bank, Wichita

Mark Starr
GNBank, Holton

Brittany Welch
Union State Bank, Newton

Brandi Zimmer
Guaranty State Bank and Trust Company, Beloit

Graduates receive their GSBC diplomas upon successfully completing three annual two-week sessions of classroom training on the University of Colorado Boulder campus in Boulder, CO. These individuals were among 169 students honored in a ceremony on July 28, 2022.

GSBC’s curriculum is community banking-focused and delivered by expert faculty. All courses fall under one of four tracks: Financial Management & Strategy, Innovation & Engagement, Leadership & Culture or Lending.

The graduates also completed six immersive intersession research projects throughout the program, including a strategic topic project that they tied directly to an issue or opportunity facing their organization.

The program’s capstone course is an in-depth bank management simulation, where students assume the roles of senior management of a commercial bank, involving themselves in the group dynamics and managerial skills of managing a bank in a competitive environment with changing economic conditions.