Fort Scott Community College names Gina Shelton 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna
Fort Scott, Kan.—Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce that Gina Shelton has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna by the FSCC Alumni and Friends Board of Directors. FSCC will host a reception to honor Shelton and Dr. Paul W. Grimes, the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus, at 2:00 pm Friday, May 13. Shelton will also speak at the FSCC 9:00 am graduation ceremony on Friday, May 13.
Shelton was born and raised in Fort Scott, Kansas to John (deceased) and Connie Findley of Fort Scott. She has two sisters and one brother. She is married to Travis Shelton and they are parents to two children, Nick (14), and Maci (10).
Shelton graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1997. She initially enrolled in FSCC with the intention of majoring in secretarial science. After taking a beginning accounting class from Dr. Mary Ann Childers, she decided to pursue a degree in accounting. Gina graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1999 with an Associate of Science degree from FSCC. She then transferred to Pittsburg State University, where she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.
In January 2002, Shelton joined Diehl, Banwart, Bolton CPAs PA. She worked there for nearly fourteen years, assisting small businesses with accounting and tax work. In 2005, Shelton passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam. She joined Unified School District 234 as the Business Manager/Clerk in October 2015.
Shelton is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on many nonprofit boards including the Bourbon County United Way, Fort Scott High School Alumni, and the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as Downtown Committee Chair and Finance Chair. She is also a member of the Bourbon County Young Professionals League and PEO Chapter CA. She attends Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene and enjoys supporting community events.