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Our Donors

Paul Rechard

Paul Rechard – Trailblazer of Wyoming Hydrology

Growing up, he worked on ranches in Encampment valley. He was fascinated by irrigation, and so when he came to college, he wanted to pursue agricultural engineering.

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Jason Reher

Memorial Gift for Beloved Son Supports Next Generations of Archaeologists

Driving through the peaceful rolling grasslands of eastern Wyoming on Interstate 90, you’d never guess the life and death struggle that took place nearby.

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Deputy Brian Gross Memorial Scholarship

Honoring a Fallen Hero Through Scholarship

Receiving the Deputy Bryan Gross Memorial Scholarship was an honor for Jeneil Boles—and the most moving scholarship she has ever received.

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Ellbogen Scholarship

The Ellbogen Foundation Supports Civics Education at UW

The John P. Ellbogen Foundation recently made a contribution of $350,000 for civics education at the University of Wyoming—$250,000 will be used to create an endowment and will be doubled by the State of Wyoming and $100,000 will be available immediately.

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Myra Fox Skelton

Helping Single Parents Succeed

In 2014–15, the Myra Fox Skelton Scholars Program, which is matched by state funds, helped seven students further their educations at the University of Wyoming at Casper, including Katelyn Taft, who recently graduated with her bachelor’s in social work.

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Making Donations in Memory of Others

An anonymous donor to the University of Wyoming has made several donations to UW Libraries in memory of H.T. Northen, who came to UW in 1936 and was a professor in the Botany department, then became head of the Department of Botany and Forestry.

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Ron and Lynne Pulley

Ron Pulley, Champion of Agriculture

Ron Pulley passed away in late June after a lengthy illness. He was passionate about Wyoming, about UW, and about agriculture, and he dedicated not only his resources but all his time and energy to support the things he loved.

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Judge Barrett

Judge Barrett Estate Funds Student Trial Experience

The Summer Trial Institute is boot camp for future trial lawyers, and their participation is made possible by a fund established by Judge James E. Barrett, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for 40 years.

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George Wilson

A Wider Field of Possibilities

George Willson’s innovative career in engineering was trailblazing. He credits a large amount of his success to the education he received at the University of Wyoming, and he hopes to give students the same opportunities, so he established the George B. Willson Scholarship endowment for civil engineering students.

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nursing program

BRAND Program Supports Homegrown Nurses

Having a bachelor’s degree doesn’t mean you are locked into a particular field. If at some point you decide you want to become a nurse and make a difference in Wyoming’s medical field, the BRAND program will give you the needed skills to be successful.

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Ken Witzeling

More than Money

When it comes to making a donation to the University of Wyoming, cash is always welcome, but it’s not the only way to support the university and its students. Gifts of tangible personal property can also be valuable and help further UW’s mission.

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Jerry Parkinson

Rewarding Integrity, Professionalism, and Scholarship – The William T. Schwartz Endowment

William T. Schwartz’s relationship with the College of Law began decades ago. He was a mentor to law students, he hired UW law graduates, and he participated in the college’s CLE programs. In his role as Wyoming State Bar President, he served as a key liaison between the state bar and the law school. Schwartz not only gave the College of Law his time and expertise, but he was also a proud monetary supporter of the college.

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Helping others

The Heartfelt Desire to Help Others

Georgene Hager LeBar loved children. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to have any of her own, so she focused on helping others, including using her estate to support students at the University of Wyoming and others around the state.

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Weber Scholarship

Weber Family Scholarship Helps Future Pharmacists

The pharmaceutical industry gave so much to Allan and Sharon Weber and it was only natural of them to want to give something back. Using their estate, they will create the Allan E. and Sharon J. Weber Family Memorial Scholarship at the UW School of Pharmacy to help foster excellence and to provide financial support to students entering the program.

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Supporting UW Law

The Kepler family established the Kepler Fund for Professional Education, which supports student legal clinics.

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