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Alumni in Action

Over the course of a year, the University of Wyoming will be hosting events across the state featuring 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.

Below is a list of featured alumni who have given back to their communities in Wyoming.
For a full profile of each individual, click the link:


SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Gillette  |   Featured Alumni: Bertine Bahige, Principal of Rawhide Elementary School

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Cody  |   Featured Alumni: Aura Newlin,  Northwest College anthropology instructor, and Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Board member

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Rawlins  |   Featured Alumni:  Kris Thorvaldson, Financial Adviser

DECEMBER 5, 2019

Newcastle  |   Featured Alumni:  Mike Farnsworth,  V.P. of Operations at Wyoming Refining Co.

JANUARY 25, 2020

Rock Springs  |   Featured Alumni:  Sean Valentine, President of Western Wyoming Beverages


Cheyenne  |   Featured Alumni:  Tighe Fagan, Principal at Gannett Peak Technical Services

MARCH 19, 2020

Worland  |   Featured Alumni:  Abby O’Donnell,  Corporate Sales Representative for Pro Corp Images

APRIL 16, 2020

Sheridan  |   Featured Alumni:  Kristi Von Krosigk,  Owner of The Union at the Montgomery

MAY 28, 2020

Wheatland  |   Featured Alumni: Sydney Burek, District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service

JUNE, 2020

Wind River Indian Reservation  |   Featured Alumni: Vanessa Sorrels, Pharmacist

JULY, 2020

Afton  |   Featured Alumni: Barbara Sessions, COO of Silver Star Communications

AUGUST, 2020

Douglas  |   Time, Location and Featured Alumni TBD

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