A Lakewood man has been named as Western Colorado University’s extraordinary graduates of 2021. Thomas Evon is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence. The award …
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A Lakewood man has been named as Western Colorado University’s extraordinary graduates of 2021.
Thomas Evon is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence. The award was established by former President Harry Peterson in 1997 to recognize the talents and accomplishments of the graduating class. Students are nominated by faculty and staff and then the advisory council evaluates the merits of each submission.
“All of the nominees are dedicated to being the best versions of themselves,” said Ann Johnston, director of Alumni Relations. “They have outstanding academic records. They are diligent, creative and deserving of this honor. And they’ve given their bright selves to campus and the Western community.”
Evon was nominated for his academic excellence in Finance, said Johnston. In addition to earning straight As at Western, he had been involved in several clubs focused on financial management and is a member of the Honor Society at Western. Evon contributed to a professional paper drafted by faculty that was published in the Journal of Applied Financial Research, and he has passed Level 1 in the Charted Financial Analyst Exam, the gold standard certificate in Finance for professional investment careers.
“Tom would have taken Level 2, but to be qualified for that exam, the candidate has to have an undergraduate degree and Tom was scheduled to graduate after the exam date,” said James Harriss, professor of Banking and Finance. “I have no doubt Tom will take Level 2 and 3 and pass with no problem.”
Western Colorado University’s in-person commencement was May 8, on the university campus in Gunnison, Colorado.
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