Carrie Becker Honored as York College Spartan of the Year
Traditions Bank is proud to recognize Carrie Becker, Portfolio Manager, as a recipient of York College of Pennsylvania Spartans of the Year.
Chosen by a selection committee, the Spartans of the Year award program is an annual recognition of outstanding York College alumni who have demonstrated dedication, excellence, professional achievement, and, most importantly, a commitment to staying engaged with York College after graduating.
A York County native, Carrie didn’t have to travel far for an excellent education. “York College helped me to become the professional I am today. I obtained my B.S. in Business Administration and MBA at York College as a non-traditional student while working full-time at Traditions Bank. The skills and material I learned could be immediately applied to my job and helped me to excel in my career, receiving multiple promotions while I worked toward both degrees.” She was honored to receive the Graham School of Business Departmental Recognition upon graduating with her B.S. in 2018.
Carrie began her career at Traditions Bank in 2012 as a Teller. In her ten years of tenure, she worked for eight years in Traditions Mortgage before moving to Commercial Lending in 2020. When asked how her time at York College impacted her career trajectory, she stated her completion of MBA 572 Corporate Finance inspired her to change departments. Dr. James Forjan’s passion for teaching the subject, coupled with the challenge and problem-solving aspect of the course, encouraged the move. “I use much of the knowledge I learned in Corporate Finance in my job as Portfolio Manager to this day.” She enjoys her career in banking because “it is a good match for my hard-working and ambitious nature. Being surrounded by intelligent, driven co-workers inspires me to do my best work and continually learn as much as I can. I love that the industry is constantly changing and evolving, creating new challenges and problems to solve.”
She is dedicated to her work, her community, and her family. Her faith and passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (specifically in education) drive her community involvement. She serves on the York County Honors Choirs Board of Directors as Vice Chair and the Logos Academy Board of Directors as Secretary. She also serves as a mentor for YCCOSP at York College of Pennsylvania to further the opportunities in secondary education for students in the City of York. Most recently, she graduated from Leadership York in May of this year, gaining many new connections and leadership skills.
Honorees were recognized at York College’s Fall Fest on Saturday, October 1. To read York College’s profile on Carrie, click here.