Kayla Griesbach, 2023 Outstanding Senior | Accounting

Kayla Griesbach was chosen as the Gatton Outstanding Senior in Accounting. She was nominated by her academic advisor, who referenced her as the “epitome of a Gatton student.” Holding the president position in both Gatton Ambassadors and the Analytics Club, Kayla has dedicated herself to success. She has completed four internships with Upper Right Marketing, American Volleyball Coaches Association, KPMG, and FORVIS, and two summer leadership programs with BKD CPAs and Advisors. Kayla has also been a phenomenal contributor to the UK Club Women’s Volleyball team, serving as their treasurer and spearheading a campaign to raise $14,000 to send the team to Nationals.

“One of the most impactful programs of my college career has been being the lead Gatton Ambassador. It has given me the confidence to nail interviews and to make an impact at a Big 4 accounting firm. I can't thank Miss Shonta Phelps and Jacob Westover enough for their guidance and support.” - Kayla

Following her May 2023 graduation, she will begin the UK Master of Science in Accounting program, finishing up in May 2024. Congratulations, Kayla

Kayla received the Gatton Outstanding Senior in Accounting and the Dean's Award for Excellence on Friday, April 14, at the annual Gatton Honors Day celebration.