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Brown and Gold Spirit in Every Step

September 16, 2020

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association sponsored the first Tracing Our Roots Virtual 5K Walk/Run for alumni and friends in June, commemorating the association’s first meeting 125 years ago. The exact same date in 1895 also is when UW’s school colors were inadvertently selected.

From the UWAA President

UWAA President Letter

This is an exciting yet challenging time for the University of Wyoming and the Alumni Association.


Distinguished Alumnus: David Burman

The University of Wyoming debate team played a key role in Dave Burman’s life. There, he not only learned great advocacy skills that benefitted his...


Distinguished Alumna: Nancy Freudenthal

Growing up in Cody, Wyo., Nancy Freudenthal always knew she’d attend the University of Wyoming. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1976 and...


Distinguished Alumnus: Peter Sherman

As Peter Sherman told the University of Wyoming graduating class at his commencement address in 2019: You’re not walking across a stage, you’re standing on a...


Building a Better Wyoming Award: Maxine Chisholm — Dedicated alumna paved the way for Wyoming nurse practitioners

Maxine Chisholm (B.S. ’80, M.S. ’82) is a pioneer. Though she’s now retired, Chisholm was instrumental in introducing the state of Wyoming to nurse...


Life Member Service Award: Jennifer Nevins — Nevins showed pharmacy students joy of working at a rural hospital

As the state’s flagship institution, the University of Wyoming offers something other colleges can’t—a chance to connect with and be a part of small local...


Rising Alumni Award: Megan Degenfelder — Rising alumna demonstrates passion for energy policy and giving back

A University of Wyoming education provides the framework for a successful career in any number of fields, and alumni like Megan Degenfelder (B.A. ’12, B.S....


Medallion Service Award Winner: April Brimmer Kunz

Luckily for the University of Wyoming, April Brimmer Kunz chose the College of Law for her juris doctorate (’79), beginning a lifetime of leadership and...


Network/Chapter Leader Award: Jørgen Waaler — Norwegian alumni chapter still going strong

For a modestly sized university in the country’s smallest state, the University of Wyoming has an outsized influence across the globe. Far-flung alumni...


Network/Chapter Leader Award: Myron Scott Gnall — NYC transit analyst found himself in the West

The West—and Wyoming especially—has long answered that calling for adventure, for something different and new. That promise is what brought Myron Scott Gnall...

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