Class of 2017
Dual pageant with Miss St. Croix Valley
Director: Berniece “Bernie” Meyer
Pageant Date: February 24, 2018
Platform: Produce for Productivity- The importance of having them in your diet
Tiara is the 22 year old daughter to her parents Anne Etzel and Tim Gowen. Currently, Tiara is a senior at the University of St. Thomas studying Accounting, but her true passion lies in cyber security, IT controls and risk assurance. She recently accepted a full time position at Ernst and Young in September 2017 where she will be fulfilling her passion by working in advisory.At the University of St. Thomas she has been involved in numerous clubs and organizations such as being a brother in Delta Sigma Pi - Nu Tau, she was the Spring 2014 Pledge class president as well as most valuable pledge. She is the 2016 Accounting club president where she not only held weekly meetings but also put on two large events including a career fair and the annual Accounting club banquet. During her time at St.Thomas Tiara has found a love for mentoring students so she became involved in BUMP (Business Undergraduate Mentorship program) where she has had three mentees that were all freshman. She also mentors students in Delta Sigma Pi, Accounting Club and those interested in running SAP Enterprise systems. Other interests: she enjoys spending time with her eight month old puppy, Charlie, and with her family. Her aunt is involved with two non-profits that Tiara enjoys being apart of entitled Teaming Up for Teens and Welcome Home veterans. Tiara loves being apart of many different generations when volunteering with these two organizations and loves seeing the impact the supplies make in their lives. Off campus Tiara is a yogi! She practices at least three to four times a week, on and off the ground! She enjoys doing aerial yoga as well as exploring yoga studios all around the state!
Fun facts about Tiara: she is the only daughter, niece and grandchild on her mothers side! She has danced for 15 years and played four sports in high school. She has her families secret cookie recipe memorized and has been baking since she was three!