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Alumni in Action

The University of Wyoming will be hosting events across the state featuring current UW students, faculty members, representatives of UW Athletics, and President Ed Seidel. Each event will showcase UW alumni who hold important roles within the state of Wyoming.

Below is a list of featured alumni who have given back to their communities in Wyoming.
For a full profile of each individual, click the link:


SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Gillette  |  Featured Alumni: Bertine Bahige, Principal of Rawhide Elementary School

OCTOBER 10, 2019
Cody  |  Featured Alumni: Aura Newlin, Northwest College anthropology instructor, and Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Board member 

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Rawlins  |  Featured Alumni: Kris Thorvaldson, Financial Adviser

DECEMBER 5, 2019
Newcastle  |  Featured Alumni: Mike Farnsworth, V.P. of Operations at Wyoming Refining Co. 

JANUARY 25, 2020

Rock Springs  |  Featured Alumni: Sean Valentine, President of Western Wyoming Beverages 

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Cheyenne  |  Featured Alumni: Tighe Fagan, Principal at Gannett Peak Technical Services 

JULY 21, 2020

Afton  |  Featured Alumni: Barbara Sessions, COO of Silver Star Communications

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Casper  |  Featured Alumni: Marci Bramlet, Casper attorney

OCTOBER 9, 2020

Pinedale  |  Featured Alumni: Abe Pearce, Director of Public Works, Town of Pinedale

OCTOBER 27, 2020

Douglas  |  Featured Alumni: Tim Painter, Director of Bands at Douglas High School

APRIL 14, 2021

Lovell  |  Featured Alumni: Joseph Shumway, Vice President/Branch Manager for Big Horn Federal Savings Bank

APRIL 15, 2021

Worland  |  Featured Alumni: Abby O’Donnell, Corporate Sales Representative for Pro Corp Images

MAY 5, 2021 

Evanston  |  Featured Alumni: Rachel Boyer, music teacher at Evanston’s Clark Elementary School

MAY 18, 2021

Wheatland  |  Featured Alumni: Sydney Burek, District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service

JUNE 22, 2021
Jackson  |  Featured Alumni: Wendy Martinez, Homeowner Services Manager for Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

AUGUST 9, 2021
Riverton  |  Featured Alumni: Lance Goede, Director of Student Success at Central Wyoming College

AUGUST 10, 2021
Thermopolis  |  Featured Alumni: Jeb Schenck, Semi-retired teacher, neuro-educational speaker & author, photographer and workshop leader

August 16, 2021
Lusk  |  Featured Alumni: Jamie Reed McElhaney, Rancher

August 17, 2021
Hulett  |  Featured Alumni: Jim Neiman, President and CEO of Neiman Enterprises 

September 13, 2021
Buffalo  |  Featured Alumni: Brett McCoy, Sales Representative for Zoetis Inc.

September 14, 2021
Sheridan  |  Featured Alumni: Kristi Von Krosigk, Owner of The Union at the Montgomery

October 26, 2021
Torrington  |  Featured Alumni: Samantha Wagner Yung, Clinical Audiologist

November 5, 2021

Laramie  |  Featured Alumni: Even Brande, Founder & Chairman of Handel Information Technologies


Wind River Reservation  |  Featured Alumni: Vanessa Sorrels-Peahrora, Pharmacist, Wind River Reservation


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