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UW Students Elect New President, Senators

April 28, 2017
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Jaynie Welsh, from Rock Springs, and Ben Wetzel, from Powell, both current molecular biology sophomores, recently were elected Associated Students of the University of Wyoming vice president and president, respectively. (Janelle Rose Photo)

University of Wyoming students have elected Ben Wetzel, a current sophomore in molecular biology, from Powell, as the president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW).

Jaynie Welsh, also a current sophomore in molecular biology, from Rock Springs, was elected vice president.

Wetzel will preside over the student government that oversees a budget of more than $1 million, including funding for a variety of student programs. He also will serve as an ex-officio member of the UW Board of Trustees.

UW students also elected ASUW senators, who serve on various committees and represent their colleges in budgetary and policy matters affecting all UW students.

Senators, listed by hometown and college represented, are:

Alexandria, Va. -- Maurie Mueller, Arts and Sciences.

Bangalore, India -- Vivaswat Shastry, Engineering and Applied Science.

Blair, Neb. -- Keatan Metcalf, Engineering and Applied Science.

Cameroon -- Sophia Kwende, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Casper -- Joel Defebaugh, Law; Drew Jaussaud, Arts and Sciences.

Cheyenne -- Jacob Kennedy, Agriculture and Natural Resources; Justin Kostelecky, Engineering and Applied Science.

Cody -- Morgan Cloud, Business; Jessi Gordon, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Exton, Pa. -- Bridget DeLany, Engineering and Applied Science.

Gainesville, Fla. -- Garrett Westlake, Education.

Harrisburg, Neb. -- Reba Brenner, Arts and Sciences.

Highlands Ranch, Colo. -- Haley Fried, Arts and Sciences; Hayley Stromberg, Health Sciences.

Laramie -- Joe Rubino, Business.

Ogallala, Neb. -- Stephanie Skinner, Arts and Sciences.

Northglenn, Colo. -- Courtney Colwell, Arts and Sciences.

Rock Springs -- Jordan Blazovich, Health Sciences.

Sheridan -- Grady Craft,  Engineering and Applied Science; Kaylin McKinley, Business; Tyler Myers, Arts and Sciences.

Thermopolis -- Eric Herold, Arts and Sciences.

Upton -- Seth Jones, Arts and Sciences.

Windsor, Colo. -- Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Worland -- Alexandra Mulhall, Arts and Sciences.

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