College of Western Idaho Outstanding Business Students Announced

Published: May 16, 2014

College of Western Idaho (CWI) has announced the winners of the third-annual CWI Pearson Business Student (s) of the Year Award: Katreece Hattaway, Shane Turner, and Herman Anthony Berlin. The students are being recognized for their accomplishments in and out of the classroom.

Katreece Hattaway
Hattaway is a 24-year old Kuna native. She has a strong interest in logistics and is currently working toward a degree in operations management. Hattaway says she is also striving to speak fluent Spanish and Mandarin by the time she is 30. She is the youngest of 10 children in her family. In her free time, Hattaway enjoys hiking, outdoor adventures, watching Netflix, and learning and reading about the universe and human optimization. Her goals are to be successful, happy, and hopefully make change in the world.

Shane Turner
Turner is a fourth generation Nampa High School graduate. This spring he completed his first year at CWI with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. He is pursuing a Business degree and plans to transfer to Boise State University to complete a bachelor’s in both Business Management and Entrepreneurial Business, with a minor in Theater. Turner has experienced numerous career paths from teacher/coach, to traveling POS specialist, thespian, stockbroker, director, sportswriter, color radio announcer, photojournalist, among others. He is currently president of the CWI Golf Club and treasure of the College’s United Registered Clubs and Organizations group. Turner has also participated in the Entrepreneur's Club and the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

Herman Anthony Berlin
Berlin, who was born in Monrovia, Calif. and raised in Virginia, moved to Boise in 2001. After working in construction for nine years, he began taking classes at CWI in August 2011. Berlin graduated from CWI in December 2013 with a 3.74 cumulative GPA and an Associate of Arts degree in Business. He transferred to the University of Idaho in January and is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Students were nominated for the award by Business faculty and internship supervisors. Applications were reviewed by a faculty committee and winners were selected based on eligibility requirements, grade point average, and other honors, contributions, and achievements. For their selection, Hattaway, Turner, and Berlin each receive a personalized certificate and medal, their name added to an annual plaque, and a one-time scholarship contribution.

For more information regarding the CWI Business Student (s) of the Year Award please contact Joe Welker at

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