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African American and Black Employee Network

Greetings and welcome to the University of Wyoming African American/Black Employee Network

Greetings. My name is Kwanna King. I serve as the University Registrar. My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration and my graduate degree is in Human Relations. I am currently working on my doctoral degree. As an Oklahoma native, I find that Laramie, Wyoming is not so dissimilar to my home town and state. “Why Wyoming?” has been the question I have been asked most. My response has been and will always be, I was led to Wyoming. A great foundation paired with the desire to build is the perfect marriage between the University of Wyoming and I.


Hello, my name is Farcett Patrick. I currently serve as the Regional Admissions Representative in the Office of Admissions at UW! I reside in Texas and recruit out-of-state students to UW! My career path has always included education: from being an elementary education teacher, a district, on-campus college advisor, and finally to working in admissions. I greatly enjoy visiting Laramie, WY and all the beautiful scenery in the state! I am so excited to play a role in the African-American/Black Employee Network and look forward to working with these great professionals!

African American/Black Employee Network Purpose

The African American/Black Employee Network (AABEN) strives to facilitate the success of African American professionals at the University of Wyoming by enriching their professional lives, promoting environments that welcome, value, and influence our diversity by creating meaningful connections and contributing to our community. All events hosted by AABEN are meant to create an inclusive environment for all African American/Black employees by way of social gatherings, mentorship, and cultural events.


Fall 2019 was the inaugural presence of the African American/Black Employee Network and garnered considerable interest. The webpage for AABEN will provide up-to-date events throughout the academic year. For questions and/or inquiries, please contact Kwanna King, via email, at I anticipate cultivating meaningful relationships with UW professionals that identify with the newly established E-NET.

Kwanna King Headshot



 Farcett Patrick



"If you want to go first go alone. If you want to go far go together." - African Proverb

 Upcoming African American and Black E-Net Events

Please Note: As of March 16, 2020 all University of Wyoming events are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19. For more information please visit: 

Social/Mentoring Gathering

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Wyoming Student Union 315

E-Net Information Flyer


Technological Aspirations - Cutting Edge Technologies for Professionals

Wednesday, March 26, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Information Technology Computer Lab


Establishing Habits of Self-Care for Working Professionals: Lecture and Yoga Session

Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Coe Library Room 506




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