Graduating class speaker Florencia Gutierrez of Green Bay, who will receive her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at UW-Green Bay’s mid-year commencement this Saturday, Dec. 13, has been chosen to speak on behalf of her graduating class by a committee of faculty members and administrators.
Gutierrez was nominated for the honor by Associate Dean and Business Administration Prof. Lucy Arendt, who describes her as “an outstanding student leader in the Cofrin School of Business… a role model dedicated to excellence in all activities — academic, extracurricular and professional.”
Gutierrez completed a total of 174 academic credits in a little over four years, including the 150-credit-hour requirement for individuals seeking licensure as certified public accountants. She graduates with cum laude honors and Business Administration and International Business minors in addition to her Accounting major. She completed a semester-long study abroad program at the Kedge Business School in Bordeaux, France, as well as a January “winterim” course in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Gutierrez is a native of Mendoza, Argentina. She moved with her parents, Hugo Gutierrez and Gabriela Marino, to Orlando, Fla., in 2001, and to Green Bay in 2008. She is a 2010 graduate of De Pere High School, where she advanced to state competition in accounting though the Future Business Leaders of America program, and competed on the tennis and track teams.