Franzen named NPCC Business Student of the Month

Cooper Franzen
Friday, February 2, 2024

Cooper Franzen, of Brady, has been selected as the Business Student of the Month for February at North Platte Community College.

Franzen graduated from Brady High School in 2022 and is currently studying business and accounting at NPCC.

“I selected NPCC for multiple reasons,” Franzen said. “I wanted to stay close to home, I wanted to find out for sure what I wanted to go into and I wanted to stay at a smaller school.”

Franzen is on track to graduate from NPCC in May. After that, he plans to transfer to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and continue his accounting studies.

“NPCC has done so much for me,” Franzen said. “When I first came to NPCC, I was super nervous, and I did not know a single person. After just a couple of days, I made numerous new friends. The faculty has also been great. I have learned so much. At a lot of big universities, as a student, you are just another number, but that is not the case at NPCC. Here, you get to really know the instructors and your instructors get to know you.”

Lynn Lupomech, accounting instructor, nominated Franzen for the recognition.

“I have had the privilege of being Cooper’s instructor in multiple accounting courses,” Lupomech said. “He is positive, enthusiastic and friendly to both faculty and his classmates. He consistently arrives each day prepared and ready to actively engage in the learning process. Cooper is truly an outstanding student.”

When not studying, Franzen can be found outdoors, enjoying activities such as hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

His parents are Bryan and Brande Franzen, of Brady.