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Sales Representative for Zoetis Inc.
UW degree: Bachelor’s in animal science (1998)
Brett is a Wyoming LEAD Program participant, a member of the Buffalo Golf Club, and on the Wyoming Livestock Genetics Association and UW Alumni Association boards. He is also a YMCA Y-Partners Campaign co-chair and a Future Cattle Producers of Wyoming adviser.
How did your experience at UW prepare you for your career and role in your community?
“Visiting cattle operations across the state and building early relationships with leaders in the industry created opportunities that wouldn’t have been as accessible had I not attended the UW. The bond between employers and employees who are UW alumni is so strong and that’s based on the quality of the product and pride in the university and state. My adviser (and professor) was Doug Hixon, who provided me the guidance I needed to maneuver the opportunities and challenges that student life incurs. We still stay in contact today through our mutual interests in UW athletics, Cowboy Joe Club and the cattle industry.”
Why should Wyoming students attend their state’s university?
“Quality and value of education are second to none. Connections to Wyoming companies and colleagues and hiring managers. My experience post-graduation would not have been as accessible if I had not attended UW -- as they say, you can go anywhere after graduating from UW, including right here in Wyoming.”
What does it mean to you to be a UW Cowboy?
“When I travel around this country, there is pride and camaraderie among UW alumni. Being a UW Cowboy is knowing that you are one of a small, yet effective group of graduates who make a difference in their professions and communities. When it comes to higher learning, we are the gold standard compared to other states in the region. All roads lead to Laramie.”
Brett McCoy WAS a featured speaker at THE EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
Buffalo | Cowboy Carousel Center | 5-7 p.m.