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UW Alumni Profiles

Rich Peace

From Football Star to Fighter Pilot

Rich Peace graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.During his time at UW, he played on the football and track teams, earning five letters.

Nichole Rider

Always an Athlete

After a car accident in college left former Cowgirl basketball player Nichole Rider paralyzed, she took on a number of other sports, from sailing to half marathons.

Punit Soni

Tech Mogul With UW Roots Returns Home

Punit Soni, graduated from UW with a master's degree in electrical enginerring, is now working for Flipkart based in Bangalore.

Erin Hennings

How Nuclear Engineer Erin Hennings Goes for Gold

Erin Hennings, Mechanical Engineering And Spanish Graduate, is a now a Nuclear Engineer continuing to Go for Gold.

Gaurdia Banister

Gaurdia Banister

When Casper native Gaurdia Banister (B.S. ’80) decided to attend the University of Wyoming, she knew she had ability in the sciences, but she did not know she would chose to become a nurse.

Rachel Smullen

A Love of Science

Rachel Smullen used her time at UW to conduct undergraduate research, prepare for graduate school and teach children a passion for science.

Jerry Rief

50 State Tour

UW alumnus Jerry Rief completed a marathon in each of the 50 states in under three hours by the time he turned 50.

Isaac Hayward

Path to Success

Alumnus Isaac Hayward discovered a new path at UW and is now on his way to medical school.

Benjamin Vetter

How Engineering Alumnus Benjamin Vetter Goes for Gold

UW Engineering Alumnus Benjamin Vetter Goes for Gold with Bobcat Co.

The Fantastic Four

The Fantastic Four

Four siblings from California share how the UW Department of Theatre and Dance has helped shape their futures.

Milo Page

Finding His Path

Alumnus Milo Page credits UW professors with helping him achieve academic success.

Perry Baptista

The UW Decision

Recent Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics graduate Perry Baptista says attending UW was one of the best decisions she ever made.

Samuel Singer

Reaching for the Stars

UW Alumnus Samuel Singer aims to promote scientific literacy through astronomy and education and to connect people with the brilliant Wyoming skies.

Logan Armstrong

The Hardest Job He’ll Ever Love

Alumnus Logan Armstrong is making the most of his time in the Peace Corps.

Tal Wammen

Back in Space

UW graduate Tal Wammen is designing and testing fuel tank technology for NASA’s Space Launch System.

Orion Skinner

Outstanding Explorer

Orion Skinner found a passion for geology at UW and went on to win top explorer awards in the oil and gas industry.

Paul Johnson

Future Physicians

WWAMI graduate Paul Johnson now helps to educate the next generation of Wyoming doctors.

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