CITIZENS FIRST’S EVAN TRENKAMP EARNS PRESTIGIOUS BANKING DIPLOMA
Evan Trenkamp, VP – Senior Lender at Citizens First Bank, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program. Trenkamp was among 169 graduates of the class of 2022 honored during a ceremony on July 28, 2022, in Boulder, Colo.
Students graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) upon successfully completing three annual two-week sessions of classroom training and six immersive intersession research projects between sessions throughout the year. Courses covering four career areas are delivered by community-banking experts and include Financial Management & Strategy, Innovation & Engagement, Leadership & Culture and Lending.
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.
“The coursework and projects associated with GSBC strive to enhance the skills of community bankers around the country,” said GSBC President Michael Stevens. “The ultimate beneficiary will be the consumers and businesses in the communities where these financial professionals serve.”
Citizens First Bank (CFB) has been the area’s premier community bank since 2000. With three convenient branch locations in Clinton and Camanche, and a digital branch at GoCFB.bank, CFB offers innovative financial products and services with the support and reassurance of local decisions.
The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is America’s Premier Community Banking School, boasting more than 8,000 alumni since its inception in 1950, and educating approximately 600 bankers and regulatory professionals from around the nation annually. GSBC prides itself on its commitment to providing unmatched higher education to America’s community bankers. To learn more about GSBC’s lineup of comprehensive educational programs, visit www.GSBColorado.org.