Trevor Payne, 2023 Outstanding Senior | Finance

Trevor Payne has been selected as the Gatton Outstanding Senior in Finance. In his four years at UK, Trevor has proven an outstanding asset to our student population. He has completed four highly competitive internships with German American Bank, VonLehman & Co. M&A Advisory, Roebling Capital Partners, and Piper Sandler, where he will return following his May 2023 graduation. Trevor was a part of the Wall Street Scholars program, served as a finance teaching assistant, tutored peers in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, started Bloomberg Open Desk hours for Gatton students, mentored students in the finance career development program, co-founded and served as president for the Wildcat Advisory Group, worked as a research assistant with the late Dr. Patrick Walker of the Lewis Honors College, participated in economic research, and served two years as a Gatton Ambassador. Dr. Wendy Liu, Wall Street Scholars director, stated, “Trevor has been an outstanding student, an excellent lead in the TA team, and a valuable member of the UK community. His work showed his excellent work ethic and willingness to help others.”

“The Gatton College of Business and Economics, whether through professors like Wendy Liu or programs like the Pelissier Scholars, has made an indelible impact on my life. I can never express enough gratitude for everyone in this building. I am proud to call myself a Kentucky Wildcat, and I can't wait for opportunities to give back to this University.” - Trevor

Congratulations Trevor!

Trevor was also awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence at the annual Gatton Honors Day celebration.