WBA is happy to announce the recipients of our two Prochnow Educational Foundation/WBA Scholarships for the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (GSB). 

Aaron Lensink, VP, business banking manager at First National Bank of Hartford, and Barry Ranallo, VP at Cumberland Federal Bank, will each receive a $1,500 discount from the regularly charged fees for each of the three years of GSB. 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. Both bankers were awarded their scholarships during WBA's BOLT Summer Leadership Summit, held June 11-12 in Wisconsin Dells.

Aaron Lensink and Kathy Berman

Pictured above: GSB's AVP-Marketing & Banker Relations Kathy Berman (right) presents the scholarship to Lensink (left).

Barry Ranallo and Daryll Lund

Pictured above: WBA's Daryll Lund (right) presents Ranallo (left) with his scholarship award.

About the Scholarship & GSB:

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.  

WBA sponsors the Graduate School of Banking through its membership in the Central States Conference of State Bankers Associations. Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the WBA, is a member of the school’s Board of Trustees.

For further information regarding the scholarship, please contact WBA's Nick Loppnow at 608-441-1208 or via email. For additional information regarding the Graduate School of Banking, please visit gsb.org.