Nicole Simpson, V.P. Retail Banking of Bank Midwest, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a 25-month banking school which provides management and leadership training for community-banking professionals. Simpson was among 176 graduates of the 67th Annual School Session, hosted July 16-28 on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.
GSBC students are recognized by their bank’s executive team as rising stars in their organizations, and as graduates, often continue to become leaders in their respective organizations. A diploma in banking is widely recognized by the banking industry at large, and is a marker of advanced education which hundreds of bank-industry professionals from around the country accomplish each year.
“Completing the coursework and projects associated with the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is a great accomplishment for community bankers around the country,” said GSBC President Tim Koch, “Sponsoring organizations and communities should be very proud of the time and effort our graduates expend during their time in the program.”
Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training which focuses on the areas of general management and technology, lending, leadership and human-resource management and financial management in banks. Requirements for graduation also include comprehensive examinations, intersession research projects and participation in a bank-management simulation course designed to provide students with experience managing a bank.
About the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is America’s Premier Community Banking School, and is located on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. GSBC offers its annual school session each July, and offers a variety of seminars and continuing education workshops throughout the year. To learn more, visit www.GSBColorado.org.
About Bank Midwest
Bank Midwest is an employee-owned organization with 11 locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The financial institution has assets of $818 million, and is a full-service financial institution offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts, as well as insurance, investment and trust services. (Investment and insurance services are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by the bank and may go down in value.)