Shanna Shepherd


WOLCOTT — The Graduate School of Banking has named Shanna Shepherd recipient of the GSB Ann Kleist Scholarship.

Shanna, operations officer for Bank of Wolcott, will receive a $1,500 discount from the regularly charged fees for each of the three years of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This $4,500 scholarship, established and funded by the Herbert V. Prochnow Educational Foundation, furthers the goal of supporting banker education.

The scholarship is made available annually to a selected individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and a commitment to his or her community and to the banking industry.

Kleist, former GSB vice president and CFO, retired in 2012 after 37 years of service to GSB. This scholarship honors not only Kleist’s contributions to the school, but her dedication to community service and volunteerism.

The banker selected for this award will not only be active in banking, but also engaged in giving back to his or her community through volunteerism. This scholarship is available in the amount of $1,500 for each year of the student’s attendance (approximately one-third of the annual tuition fees) for a total value of $4,500.

The Herbert V. Prochnow Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit support organization to the Graduate School of Banking, has promoted the growth of banker education throughout the United States.

The Graduate School of Banking was established in 1945 and has more than 20,000 alumni.