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Due to the recent precautions the University of Wyoming is taking to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, circumstances necessitate the postponement of our “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration and school assemblies in Worland. We apologize to our alumni and friends who were looking forward to this event and hope to be able to visit your community soon.

Celebrating Wyoming's Cowboys

Across the state of Wyoming, monthly “The World Needs More Cowboys,” community celebrations will be hosted for prospective students and their families, alumni, and community members.

These events will feature current UW students, faculty members, representatives of UW Athletics, and Acting President Neil Theobald. Each event will also showcase UW Alumni who hold important roles in 11 Wyoming counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation.  

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Wyoming Cowboys – Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on these events.

Read our featured alumni profiles here!



SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Gillette  |  Commons Area of Thunder Basin High School  |  5:15 - 6:30 P.M.
Featured Alumni: Bertine Bahige, Principal of Rawhide Elementary School

Following the event, head to the Cowgirl Soccer game vs. South Dakota
7 P.M.  |  Thunder Basin High School  |  Free Admission  |  Post-Match Autographs 

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Cody  |  Buffalo Bill Center of the West  |  5:30 - 7 P.M.
Featured Alumni: Aura Newlin, Northwest College anthropology instructor, and Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Board member

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Rawlins  |  Jeffrey Memorial Community Center  |  5 - 7 P.M.
Featured Alumni: Kris Thorvaldson, Financial Adviser

DECEMBER 5, 2019

Newcastle  |  Newcastle Lodge and Convention Center  |  5 - 7 P.M.
Featured Alumni: Mike Farnsworth, V.P. of Operations at Wyoming Refining Co.

JANUARY 25, 2020

Rock Springs Bunning Hall at the Freight Station, 603 South Main Street  |  5 - 7 P.M.
Featured Alumni: Sean Valentine, President of Western Wyoming Beverages

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Cheyenne Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center  |  5 - 7 P.M.
Featured Alumni: Tighe Fagan, Partner at Gannett Peak Technical Services


MARCH 19, 2020

Worland  |  This event has been postponed
Featured Alumni:  Abby O’Donnell,  Corporate Sales Representative for Pro Corp Images

APRIL 16, 2020

Sheridan  |  This event has been postponed
Featured Alumni:  Kristi Von Krosigk,  Owner of The Union at the Montgomery

MAY 28, 2020

Wheatland  |  City Park  |  5 - 7 P.M.
Featured Alumni:  Sydney Burek, District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service

JUNE, 2020

Wind River Indian Reservation  |   Time & Location TBD
Featured Alumni:  Vanessa Sorrels, Pharmacist

JULY, 2020

Afton  |   Time & Location TBD
Featured Alumni:  Barbara Sessions, COO of Silver Star Communications

AUGUST, 2020

Douglas  |   Time, Location and Featured Alumni TBD

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