BOULDER, COLO. Jerimi Kopsa, Vice President of the State Bank of Toledo, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a 25-month banking school which provides senior management and leadership education for community-banking professionals. Kopsa was among 8 graduates from the state of Iowa, and 160 total graduates of the 64th Annual School Session, hosted July 13-25 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 degree 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 exhibit during their time as a student at GSBC."
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 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.