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April 23, 2012

Goettl selected as 2012 COB Emerging Leader

Katelyn GoettlKatelyn Goettl, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire accounting and finance student from North Mankato, MN, has been named the 2012 College of Business Emerging Leader by the business college faculty and staff.

The Emerging Leader award is presented to a current business student who is not graduating in 2012 and who has shown early leadership and potential for success. Students were nominated for this award by College of Business faculty and staff.

Goettl, who is finishing her second year at UW-Eau Claire, has a 4.0 grade point average. She has already completed 88 credits which makes her two credits shy of senior standing.

“Katelyn is a model student and true leader,” according to Matt Fish, accounting lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance who was Goettl’s instructor in both accounting principles courses.  “Her leadership skills extend beyond personality traits. Katelyn is an authentic leader with exceptional academic capabilities, a compassionate heart for the less fortunate, and a proven ability to master challenges and adversity," continued Fish.

Goettl will be recognized by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association, Foundation and the University Center’s Office of Activities, Involvement and Leadership at the 2012 University Student Excellence Awards reception on Wednesday, May 2.

Meet Katelyn Goettl, 2012 College of Business Emerging Leader

When Katelyn Goettl came to UW-Eau Claire as a freshman she was nervous and a little apprehensive. But she didn’t let her emotions keep her from getting involved.

“I immediately signed up for every activity possible,” she said. “My experience at UW-Eau Claire has truly taught me to “emerge” as a “leader.”

Goettl joined the Student Accounting Society, the math club, the forensics team, and a college political group. She played in the university symphony orchestra, and was a member of five different intramural sports teams. She is treasurer of the University Honors Program Organization and goalie for the UW-Eau Claire Women’s lacrosse team. Goettl also volunteers as a tutor to the Reading Partner Program and the business college’s Center for Advising, Development and Enrichment (CADE).

“Helping other people has always been important to me,” she said.  

In addition to juggling class work and extracurricular activities, Goettl has several part-time jobs. She plans on sitting for the CPA exam after she graduates.

“My dream job is to become a CPA just like my father,” she said. “My dad has been a role model my entire life and I would be proud to follow in his footsteps.”

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