New Market Bank’s Ramola Graduates from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
BOULDER, COLO., Aug. 3, 2018 – Karen Ramola, assistant vice president and branch manager of New Market Bank, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a 25-month banking school providing management and leadership training for community-banking professionals. Ramola was among 164 graduates of the 68th Annual School Session, hosted July 15-27 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 that 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.”
Ramola joined New Market Bank in 2005 as a teller supervisor and has risen to branch manager of the Elko New Market location through her dedicated work ethic and customer service. She is among the fourth generation of Vogel family members to lead New Market Bank, an independent community bank serving the south metro Twin Cities. She is an active member of the Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce, having served on the organization’s board since its inception in 2011. She received a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and business from the University of St. Thomas in 2003.
Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training focusing on 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 that provides students with experience managing a bank.
GSBC will host its 69th Annual School Session July 14-26, 2019, and offers other educational programs tailored toward topics concerning community banks throughout the year.
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. For more information, please contact GSBC at 800-272-5138 or GSBC@GSBColorado.org, or visit GSBColorado.org.
Founded in 1905 as the First State Bank of New Market, New Market Bank is an independent, fourth-generation, family-owned bank serving the southern Twin Cities area with offices in Lakeville, Prior Lake and Elko New Market. For over 100 years, New Market Bank has built trusted relationships with its customers through individualized care and attention, comprehensive banking services and a commitment to bettering the quality of life in the communities it serves. New Market Bank is an Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC. For more information, visit NewMarketBank.com.
- On October 22, 2018