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Paige Leonard

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

Paige Leonard, Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

What drew you to nursing?

I have known since middle school that I wanted to be involved in a health-care profession. I grew up around my grandmother, who was a nurse for thirty years, and watched the amount of compassion and love that she had for helping others. Due to my grandmother, I knew that I wanted to do something similar to what she did, and live in her legacy of helping people in their times of need.

What drew you to UW?

I know that UW has an amazing nursing program. As I toured the campus, I fell in love and knew it would be my new home. The University of Wyoming has some of the greatest and nicest people; I could not have asked to become part of a better community!

What drew you to Aspire?

I applied for Aspire because I wanted to become a leader in the nursing community. I was excited to meet the wonderful and inspiring people that the Aspire program could introduce me to. I was ready for a challenge within my major, and I am excited to see what the next few years have in store for me!

Scholastic Honors and Awards

  • Western Undergraduates Exchange (2014-2018)

  • President’s List for a 4.0 GPA (2014-2015)

  • Dorothy Tupper Scholarship (2015-2016)

  • Air Force ROTC Scholarship (2014-2015)

  • Part of the Honor’s Organization (2014-2018)

Employment, Volunteer & Leadership Activities, Memberships


  • Home Health CNA

  • Bed, Bath and Beyond

  • Camp Counselor at Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je

Volunteer and Membership

  • Student Nurses Association

  • Wyoming Honor's Organization

  • Downey Hall Senate


  • Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

Internships/Career Exploration Projects

AfterOurs Urgent Care:
This internship allowed for me to shadow the providers at an Urgent Care near my house. While there, I took patient’s vitals and drew medications before procedures. Due to this amazing opportunity, I was able to learn so much in a short amount of time!

Aspirations for College and Beyond

After college, I would love to go and work in a third-world country. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to become a part of Doctor’s Without Borders and join them in helping people all over the world.


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