CEAS Outstanding Staff
Debbie Craft receives TBP Outstanding Staff Award
Debbie was born in North Dakota and received her primary education in Rockville, Maryland and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her secondary education began at University Prep in Laramie and concluded in Rockford, Illinois. She holds a B.S. in Broadcasting/Communication from the University of Wyoming in 1981. She has had a long and varied career at the University, beginning in 1978. Starting in the American Heritage Center, she also spent time in the Departments of Animal Science, Registration & Records, Management & Marketing, Agricultural Economics and joined Mechanical Engineering in 2006. She received the Outstanding Staff Award from the Agriculture Council in 2002. She says, “Mechanical Engineering is by far the most challenging and interesting department I have worked with. Both the faculty and students are motivated and it is stimulating to work with such driven people.”
Both her parents hold graduate degrees from the University of Wyoming. She is the co-author of a children’s book, Snoops In The Attic: Curious Katie, with her late mother, Pat Stark. She and her husband, Mike, raise and process natural poultry and produce. When the challenges of living on the prairie 20 miles from town slow down, she enjoys camping and hunting in the mountains and spending time with her family and friends.
Erin Essary receives CEAS Outstanding Staff Award
Erin began working for the department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in June 2012. She was born and raised outside of Springfield, Missouri. She received her B.A. in Politics from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She first came to Wyoming in 2005 to attend the University of Wyoming College of Law. After receiving her juris doctor in 2008 she decided to make Wyoming her home. Erin enjoys hunting antelope (and prairie dogs!), fishing and traveling.