Tristen Utterback came into college with a solid academic foundation that helped pave her way for success at USF. Her hard work in high school earned her the USF Green and Gold Scholar Award, and she has continually made the dean’s list each semester. At the closing of her freshman year, she received the Exceptional Ethical Scholar Award, which is one of the most prestigious awards for business honors students and recognizes academic excellence, leadership accomplishments, and societal achievements.
Utterback is finishing her first of three years as an intern at the USF Federal Credit Union. This internship allows her to learn the teller, member service representative, and loan aspects of the credit union.
Upon completion of the internship, she will have enough training and skills to manage the Marshall Student Center branch. Building upon her finance skills, Utterback is a member of the Student Finance Association where she attends networking events and engages with professionals in the finance industry.
As a member of the Business Honors Program, Utterback serves on the executive board as Treasurer for the Women in Business Society. She also holds the Bulls Business Community Junior Achievement Liaison position, in which she acts as the link between the BBC and the Junior Achievement Program. The program aims to benefit elementary school students by encouraging academic success.