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Nominations Sought for UW’s New ‘Laramigo’ Award

February 14, 2022

Nominations are being accepted for a new award to recognize the contributions of University of Wyoming staff and faculty members to the UW and Laramie communities.

The inaugural “Laramigo” Award for Community Engagement, created by anonymous donors, offers a stipend to a UW employee and a Laramie-based nonprofit organization of the recipient’s choice. The winner will be selected by the Faculty Senate’s Faculty Recognition and Development Committee, in consultation with representation from the Staff Senate.

To be eligible for the award, a UW employee must show exemplary service to UW as well as demonstrate service to the Laramie community. Examples of service include but are not limited to: service on city council, school board or other local boards or commissions; extensive volunteerism and commitment to the work of a local nonprofit agency; and/or encouraging and mentoring student involvement in community service.

Nomination packets for the inaugural award are due to UW’s Office of Academic Affairs by Friday, Feb. 25, by emailing The packets should include a formal nomination letter from a UW employee detailing both exemplary UW work and service to the Laramie community; a letter of support from the nominee’s dean, director or division vice president; a letter of support from a community member who can describe the nominee’s service; and a current CV or resume.

For more information, call (307) 766-4287.

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