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Marbleton Student Finalist for Top UW Award

May 4, 2016
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Caleb Brackett

Caleb Brackett, from Marbleton, was among seven finalists for the 2016 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

The annual award recognizes academic excellence and achievement, service to the university, participation and leadership in the community and campus activities, and citizenship qualities.

Vikram Singh, from Bangalore, India, received the Tobin Award, while Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, was named the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award recipient as the outstanding graduating woman during a recent ceremony honoring all the nominees.

Brackett will graduate with a degree in microbiology, with an Honors Program minor. He says he is a strong believer that happiness comes from a balance of physical, emotional and spiritual health, which has set him apart from other students.

“I enjoy service in the medical field. No matter what role someone plays in our society, there is always a place to help others and lift them up,” he says. “This is what I hope to have imparted to others through my time here at UW.”

An adviser says Brackett has a great passion for learning and life.

“Through advising, Caleb would sparkle with vigor for life that was impossible not to notice, and I found myself returning to my office with renewed passion for my work,” the nominator says.

Another praises his leadership qualities.

“Caleb has, on numerous occasions, stepped into leadership roles for me with volunteers, and he has accepted these added responsibilities with enthusiasm, insight and maturity,” the nominator writes. “He is an intelligent, mature and personable young man who has remarkable compassion and respect for individuals in all stages of life.”

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