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Thinking Differently

April 19, 2018
man leaning against a balcony rail by the ocean
Hunter Rowe in Queensland, Australia. (Courtesy photo)

Senior Hunter Rowe appreciates the eclectic course offerings and other benefits of the Honors College. 

By Micaela Myers 

When Hunter Rowe’s parents suggested he join the Honors Program (now Honors College) at the University of Wyoming, he wasn’t sure. “It looked like a lot of work,” he says, “but in hindsight, it was one of the best things I was a part of at UW.”

Hailing from Colorado Springs, Rowe graduates this May with his degree in marketing with a concentration in sustainability and global markets. He says the Honors College is a place where students can think differently. “The professors are among the best, and the classes are eclectic. Not to mention, honors offers scholarships, early registration and classes that often fulfill multiple requirements in your degree program.”

Rowe took his college search seriously and met several UW alumni who spoke highly of their alma mater and were enjoying successful careers. “I visited several universities, but none of them felt like home like UW did,” he says. “When I arrived in Laramie my junior year of high school, I knew for certain this is where I wanted spend my four years. The kindness of the staff, students and Laramie residents blew
me away. I was also impressed with the top-notch facilities. UW really offered everything I could possibly think of—the whole college experience—and at an unbeatable price.”

Taking full advantage of every opportunity that came his way, Rowe joined clubs, sports and a fraternity. As an executive member in the Sigma Chi fraternity, he learned valuable leadership skills and made lasting friendships. He participated in the Cowboy Country Swing Club, played racquetball and joined groups throughout the College of Business, including the American Marketing Association and Global Business Club, and he even sat on the College of Business Advisory Board.

Rowe counts studying abroad as some of his most meaningful experiences: “Having the chance to go to Japan through honors and Australia through the Haub School was truly phenomenal. I believe that every student should make studying abroad a priority in order to try to grow and develop. Luckily for us, UW makes it a lot easier to take advantage of such opportunities.” UW’s support includes impressive scholarship opportunities for education abroad.

For his final semester, Rowe is studying abroad once more at Linnaeus University in Sweden, where he’s conducting research related to sustainability and marketing. Rowe hopes to eventually be an entrepreneur in these areas of study.

Of his time here, he says: “If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose to be a Cowboy.”

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