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Evanston Student Receives Maggi Murdock Scholars Award

June 18, 2015

Sheila McGuire, of Evanston, who received a Master of Public Administration degree through the University of Wyoming Outreach School, is one of two recipients of the 2015 Maggi Murdock Scholars Award.

The other recipient is Andy Kulikowski II, of Casper, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. The award is named after Maggi Murdock, former Outreach School dean and current political science professor.

McGuire was selected for the award based on her tremendous commitment to civic involvement and a strong academic record.

She serves as the president of the Uinta Meadows Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, as secretary of the Wyoming PTA and as a member of the Uinta Meadows Elementary Community Council. McGuire also is a coach/administrator for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), a member of the Children’s Land Alliance Supporting Schools, and a member of two national honor societies -- Pi Alpha Alpha for public administration and Pi Sigma Alpha for political science.

She currently works as a case manager for the Families Becoming Independent Program.

Despite her hectic schedule, McGuire remains committed to education and its impact on her family.

“I'm the first in my entire family to have a degree, so my education is something I value more than I can put into words,” she says. “However, everything I do relates straight back to my kids and what I want for them. I truly can't imagine my life any differently.”

Her goals include continued involvement with local education for both young and old, expanding her PTA activities, transitioning to regional commissioner of AYSO, serving her community and being with her family.

The Maggi Murdock Scholars Award recognizes and supports outstanding nontraditional students attending UW through Outreach Credit Programs or UW-Casper. To be eligible, students must excel in academic endeavors and have made a positive impact in their communities, state, nation or world. Students are nominated for the award by faculty, staff, advisers and regional academic coordinators who have worked with them while they pursue their degrees.

Nominees must be Wyoming residents; have been registered in two or more outreach courses for the past three semesters; demonstrate academic excellence; graduate in the year the award is given with a degree or certificate offered through the Outreach School; show a propensity toward civic activity and humanistic endeavors; and demonstrate strong qualities of character, professionalism and respect for peers and colleagues.

Outreach Credit Programs and UW-Casper support the Outreach School’s mission to deliver the university’s learning opportunities to Wyoming residents and outside the state.

For more information about the Outreach School, visit the website

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