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UW Mortar Board Honors Staff Members for Service to Students

March 14, 2022
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UW Mortar Board member Tara Kortlever, of Orange City, Iowa, recognizes April French, a senior academic adviser in the UW College of Health Sciences, with a “Tip of the Cap” award. French was recognized for her “exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students.” (Christine Wade Photo)

Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award.

Members of the Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board selected staff members who offered “exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students.”

“‘Tip of the Cap’ allows Mortar Board students to recognize staff members who have impacted their time here at UW,” says Christine Wade, head of the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and adviser to the UW chapter. “We have so many amazing staff members, and it’s great to be able to recognize their work and emphasize the important effect staff have on our students’ success.”

Mortar Board recognizes students who have excelled in and out of the classroom, based on scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board members participate in many projects and activities throughout the year, both on the UW campus and in the Laramie community.

Listed are UW Mortar Board students and their hometowns, along with their “Tip of the Cap” recipients and their colleges, departments or units:

Belle Fourche, S.D. -- Katie Anderson, Faith Camargo, Department of Geology and Geophysics.

Bismarck, N.D. -- Erin Barnhardt, Quinn Marquardt, Wyoming Union.

Carlsbad, Calif. -- Morgen Lindroth, Katie Carrol, Office of Admissions.

Casper -- Jenna Crouse, Jess Willford, LeaRN.

Cheyenne -- Elizabeth Erickson, Stephen Salmans, College of Engineering and Applied Science; and Cole Munari, Mona Gupton, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Denver, Colo. -- Stephanie Diamond, Taryn Wright, Residence Life and Dining Services.

Forestville, Calif. -- Emily Eck, Hailey Sanderson, College of Health Sciences.

Laramie -- Connor Rindler, Tracy Bennett, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Longmont, Colo. -- Kylie Earhart, April French, College of Health Sciences.

Louisburg, Kansas -- Taylor Haddock, Pooja Gupta, Department of Zoology and Physiology.

Orange City, Iowa -- Tara Kortlever, April French, College of Health Sciences.

Sheridan -- Cheyna Bradshaw, Erin Wendover, Fraternity and Sorority Life.

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