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Financial Affairs Support Team

Old Main, Room 113

1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3314

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4340

Fax: (307) 766-6762

Email: FAST@uwyo.edu

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Financial Affairs Support Team


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Cheyenne McKinzie

Financial Affairs Associate

(307)766-4340 | cniemi@uwyo.edu

Cheyenne is a Financial Affairs Associate engaged in providing management-level services to the business operations of designated areas including, personnel, financial and office activities and services on a temporary, as-needed basis. She organizes the team's recruitment, hiring, training, and scheduling of student interns. Cheyenne has been with the FAST team since its beginnings in September of 2019. Her previous experience includes work in client services for H & R Block and retail management at Nordstrom. Cheyenne is an alumna of the University of Wyoming, graduating cum laude from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

   

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Carolyn Smith

Special Projects Associate

csmith@uwyo.edu

Carolyn is a Special Projects Associate responsible for overseeing and assisting with projects within the Financial Affairs Support Team. In addition to special projects, Carolyn will assist with the development of a financial training platform for campus, documentation of financial policies and procedures, and the provision of management-level services to campus departments.  Her previous experience includes direct oversight of UW Auxiliary Service departments for 12 years and oversight of the 2020 Campus Master Plan. Carolyn brings seasoned experience and institutional knowledge to her position and looks forward to collaborating with campus end-users to improve business processes.

 

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Jordan Ditty-Suggs

Financial Affairs Analyst, Senior

jdittysu@uwyo.edu

Jordan Ditty-Suggs graduated from the University of Wyoming in May 2020 with a major in Supply Chain Management and minors in Accounting & Finance.  His professional experience includes work in the areas of business process improvement, financial planning & management, data analysis, and strategic planning. He completed an accounting & tax services internship for E&H CPAs and worked in coordination and sales management with Altria and Lowes. As an undergraduate, he served as the Director of Finance for ASUW, Treasurer for multiple organizations, and an Orientation Leader/Campus Ambassador.


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Nicole Widner

Financial Affairs Analyst

nwidner@uwyo.edu

Nicole Widner is a Financial Affairs Analyst who recently graduated from the University of Wyoming in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and minors in Finance & Marketing. Nicole joined FAST in June 2020 as a Financial Affairs Intern. She was able to assist with multiple departments on campus, provide training, as well as other projects. Nicole is currently providing high-level business and accounting functions for departments/divisions across campus on a temporary, as-needed basis. She also assists the team's recruitment, hiring, training, and scheduling of student interns. Her previous work experience includes positions in management as well as customer service. Nicole has worked in various parts of the UW campus during her time here as a student.

FAST Student Interns

 

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Zac Gunter

Financial Affairs Intern

zgunter@uwyo.edu

Zac Gunter is a Financial Affairs Intern majoring in Finance and Management of HR with a GPA of 3.88.  He is a UW Senior who hails from Wheatland, WY, where for a number of years he has managed his own successful small business. Since joining the team in January 2020, Zac has been able to assist multiple departments on campus as well as create the internal data collection system for FAST, among other projects. Zac is a certified Wyoming High School Athletics Association Varsity Official in both football and basketball.


 

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Abraham Ross

Financial Affairs Intern

aross10@uwyo.edu

Abraham Ross is a Financial Affairs Intern majoring in Accounting with minors in Finance, Data Analytics, and Honors. He is a UW junior with a GPA of 3.9 who grew up in Sheridan, WY. Abraham is a member of the Financial Management Association at the University of Wyoming and has previously interned for CPA and wealth management firms within the state of Wyoming.

 

  

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Cody Heider

Financial Affairs Intern

cheider1@uwyo.edu

Cody Heider is a Financial Affairs Intern majoring in Finance. He is a UW senior who is originally from Columbia, MO. Cody has earned multiple Dean’s List and President’s List Honors during his tenure at the university. Prior to attending UW, Cody graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barstow Community College in California. While attending Barstow, Cody earned an Associate of Science degree in Natural Sciences and Math, and he was also a student athlete.

 

 

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Alex Nelson

Financial Affairs Intern

anelso65@uwyo.edu

Alex Nelson is a Financial Affairs Intern majoring in Finance who joined FAST in June 2021. He is a UW Senior from Casper, Wyoming and is a member of the College of Business Scholars Program. Alex has a variety of experiences including his work in IT and leading a team of volunteers as a field organizer. He brings a data focused approach to challenging problems.

 

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Andrew Pray

Financial Affairs Intern

apray1@uwyo.edu

Andrew Pray is on his second stint as a Financial Affairs Intern, having previously interned with the Financial Affairs Support Team in 2020. He is a senior at UW with a 3.88 GPA, double majoring in Finance and Economics with minors in Accounting and Banking & Financial Services. He transferred from Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York after his participation in the National Student Exchange brought him to UW. He completed an internship at FirstBank of Colorado during the summer of 2020 and looks to apply what he’s learned from the classroom and FirstBank in his work for the University.

Andrew currently plays goaltender for the UW Men’s Ice Hockey team and serves as their treasurer. His other interests include history, travel, and outdoor recreation.

 

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Crystal Hanley

Instructional Design Intern

chanley2@uwyo.edu

Crystal Hanley is an Instructional Design Intern and doctoral student at the University of Wyoming in the field of Learning, Design, and Technology. Crystal is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah and her previous work experience includes positions in librarianship, adult education, higher education, and instructional technology.

FAST Network

Staff

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Blossom Ko Lumley

blumley@uwyo.edu 

Blossom is currently taking an extended leave of absence from the University of Wyoming. She is Project Manager of the Financial Affairs Support Team and possesses a diverse skill set in financial administration and project management acquired from over 20 years in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  Her work for leading organizations such as the J. Paul Getty Trust and Ares Management integrated the application of solid research and finance principles across projects to maximize systems efficiencies. Blossom has effectively led large-scale projects through every stage of implementation, and is experienced in communications work, technical and grant writing, and collaborating with various stakeholders over shared objectives.

 

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Bianca Zuniga

Bianca Zuniga is a former Financial Affairs Associate responsible for managing financial research administration of sponsored projects for designated PIs across campus.  She provides management-level services to business operations on campus including; personnel, financial, and office activities and services on an as-needed basis. Her previous experience includes work in client services for Blue Federal Credit Union, office support for the University of Wyoming Foundation, and most recently was a Business Manager for UW’s SEO department. Bianca is a University of Wyoming graduate, earning her Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2015. She also earned a Masters of Theological Studies through Shepherds Theological Seminary in 2016.

Bianca has accepted a career opportunity with a non-profit organization in Bonn, Germany.

 

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Neeraj Shah

Neeraj is a Financial Affairs Associate engaged in providing financial analysis and management, financial reporting, accounting, financial process and policies and business process improvement services. He joined the FAST Team in March 2021. His previous work experience includes working as a Business Operations Manager at Coleman Associates, a Financial Analyst at Shah Sales Corporation and an Audit Assistant at Kapadia & Shah. Neeraj graduated from Colorado State University in May 2020 with a Master’s in Finance. He also earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree with specialization in Cost Accounting from University of Pune earned in 2014. He brings practical experience in financial analysis and reporting with passion for helping management and key stakeholders in finding business solutions and advising on decision making.

 

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Kaylyn Greenawalt

Financial Affairs Associate

(307)766-4102 |  kgreenaw@uwyo.edu

Kaylyn is a Financial Affairs Associate responsible for managing the financial training platform for campus end-users, change management and communication, financial policies and procedures, and business improvement projects. Her previous experience includes time spent as a Business Process Analyst with Systems and Institutional Effectiveness, Accountant and Financial Resource Manager at the University of Wyoming Foundation, and Staff Accountant at Rex Energy. Kaylyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration with a focus in Management in 2010. She also earned a Masters of Management and Leadership through Western Governor’s University in 2020. Kaylyn has a passion to help people and provides an array of financial knowledge to help aid in training on systems, policies, and procedures and improve business processes.

Kaylyn is still at the University of Wyoming serving as the Director of Shared Business Services. 

Student Interns

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Alex Titley

Alex Titley is a former Financial Affairs Intern who graduated in Spring 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. His work with the FAST team focused on providing essential business and financial services to campus departments. Previous experience also included work in operations management and customer service. Alex spent a semester abroad studying at Pforzheim University’s School of Business. Alex is currently an Inside Sales Representative with Ferguson Enterprises in Washington, D.C.

 

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Rafael Homer

Rafael Homer is a former Financial Affairs Intern majoring in Finance & Molecular Biology, with a GPA of 4.0.  He is a UW junior who was born in Turkey and has lived back and forth between there and Laramie. Rafael is a member of the Financial Management Association and the International Student Association at the University of Wyoming. He enjoys doing hackathons with friends, skateboarding, and cooking.

Rafael is currently on the premed track and hopes to go to medical school after graduation. His areas of interest are pharmacogenetics, rare disease, and CRISPR/Cas9 systems.

 

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Collin DePaemelere

Collin DePaemelere is a Financial Affairs Intern double majoring in Finance and Economics and minoring in Psychology with a GPA of 3.83. He is attending the University of Wyoming on the Trustees Scholars Award, which he earned in his hometown of Casper, WY. Collin is a member of the University of Wyoming Economics Club. He has previously interned for Jonah Bank of Wyoming.

 

Contact Us

Financial Affairs Support Team

Old Main, Room 113

1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3314

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4340

Fax: (307) 766-6762

Email: FAST@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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