June 20, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association has awarded the
Platte Valley Bank Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year to Duell Petsch
The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding UW junior or
senior. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average while
taking a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester on the Laramie campus.
Petsch is a junior majoring in energy resource science. Following graduating
from UW, he hopes to pursue a graduate degree and research land reclamation and
wind energy refinement. He also wants to continue to live and work in
"I will be a good steward of this award," Petsch says. "I will diligently
continue to honor my home state and university with a strong work ethic as a
student of energy at the University of Wyoming."
The UW Alumni Association provides 34 scholarships each year to current and
future UW students.
The Platte Valley Bank Scholarship is sponsored by the Platte Valley Bank in
Wheatland. Keith Geis, president of the bank, is a UW alumni and former Alumni