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Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center|University of Wyoming Foundation
 

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"Our UWAA Board is excited to capitalize on the opportunity to expand the external alumni relations activities to the center and increase the reach of the UWAA to better serve our alumni, students, and UW." – Keener Fry, executive director of the Alumni Association

"This setting will immediately convey to employers that UW students can succeed in a corporate environment anywhere in the world." – Jo Chytka, of UW's Center for Advising and Career Services and the Johnson Business Career Center

"This new building will have the WOW factor and make a positive impact on their campus visit experience." – Shelley Dodd, director of Admissions

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special destination that defines UW’s premier status as one of the nation’s finest universities


The University of Wyoming Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center welcomes you to campus through a distinctive entry surrounding you with the dynamic elements that make Wyoming’s university exceptional. 

The Rochelle Gateway Center is a special destination that defines UW’s premier status as one of the nation’s finest universities—an institution of noteworthy success and accomplishment, remarkable history and tradition, significant public and private partnerships, a pioneering Cowboy spirit, and a place where lifetime friendships are created and renewed. The center is a bridge connecting a worldwide network of passionate UW alumni and friends, inspiring students to be the best as they enter Wyoming’s university, pursue their academic goals, and connect with future employers.

More information about the generous gift by Marian H. Rochelle can be found here

More information about the generous gift by the McMurry Foundation can be found here

Why 'Gateway'? 
 

As a multi-use location with a state-of-the-art technological infrastructure, small and large meeting rooms, and public and social event spaces, the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be a place for prospective students and families to enter the university, for gatherings of current students, for alumni to arrive and celebrate the history and traditions of their alma mater, for friends to participate in the university’s programs, and for corporations and organizations to interview and recruit UW students.

The center will also include museum-quality space to commemorate the history of UW with pictures and displays and exhibitions that honor the impact of UW on Wyoming, the renowned alumni and friends who have supported Wyoming's university, and the noteworthy traditions of the institution. The story of Wyoming’s energy will also be told through displays and interactive technology in tribute to Marian Rochelle’s gift and to energy’s importance to the state.

The project is a partnership among the UW Foundation, the Alumni Association, the Center for Advising and Career Services, and Admissions and will contain office and collaborative space for these units as they support and promote the university.

The center will instill pride in UW’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and visitors will know immediately that they are entering the gateway to a remarkable university.

 

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is


A SPECIAL LOCATION FOR ALL:  

A place for prospective students and families to enter the university, for alumni to arrive and celebrate the history and traditions of their alma mater, and for corporations to come to UW to interview and recruit the university’s students

Legacy Hall

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway | Interior View of McMurry Foundation UW Legacy Hall | Click to Enlarge

A CENTER FOR ENGAGEMENT:

A multi-use location with various small and large meeting rooms, the latest in technological infrastructure, and many public/social event spaces, including space for student gatherings.

Event Space

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway | Interior View Conference Center and Event Center Entrance | Click to Enlarge

A PLACE TO HONOR UW: 

Museum-quality space throughout to commemorate the history of UW with displays and exhibitions honoring the remarkable impact of UW on the State of Wyoming, the renowned alumni and friends who have supported Wyoming’s university, and the noteworthy traditions of this institution.

Planning for the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center began in 2008 within the context of the University of Wyoming Foundation’s strategic plan. In July 2011, President Tom Buchanan and the UW Board of Trustees assembled a university facilities planning team and charged them with the direction and leadership of this project. As a result, the center has emerged as one of the university’s most prominent and important capital projects, with significant opportunity to celebrate, welcome, and benefit the internal and external constituents of UW. 

Distinguished Alumni
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway | Interior View of McMurry Foundation UW Legacy Hall | Click to Enlarge

 QUICK FACTS

  • The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be located at the corner of 22nd Street and Grand Avenue and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
  • It will encompass more than 60,000 square feet.
  • It is being designed by Cheyenne architects Pappas and Pappas in partnership with the DLR Group, a national architecture firm. The national branding firm Advent will design the exhibits and museum spaces. The construction manager at risk is Haselden Construction.
  • It will house office and meeting spaces for the UW Foundation, the Alumni Association, the Center for Advising and Career Services, and Admissions.
  • Public spaces include small and large meeting rooms, as well as interview rooms for Career Services, a ballroom, and special meeting rooms for private receptions and entertaining notable visitors.
  • There will be one-of-a-kind spaces for exhibits, displays, and interactive digital kiosks—recognizing UW distinguished alumni and campus leaders and celebrating the university’s academic and athletic achievements.

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