UW Ag College Staff Member Receives National Award

March 5, 2010
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Kelly Wiseman

A staff member in the Office of Academic and Student Programs in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is one of four recipients of a national 2010 Sigma Alpha Agriculture Advocate Award.

Kelly Wiseman was nominated by the Sigma Alpha Chapter at UW.

"We wanted to honor a woman who promotes members in all facets of agriculture and strengthens the bonds of friendship among them," said Kendall Eisele of the UW Sigma Alpha Chapter and a national board director with the National Sigma Alpha Sorority.

"She has assisted all of the members of the Alpha Epsilon chapter and thousands of students by striving for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service," said Eisele of Cheyenne, a graduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

"Kelly also has inspired many Sigma Alpha members (past and present) and other women in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to excel and further the development of women pursuing careers in agriculture. She has been a true success for our members to follow, and we could not think of anyone better than her for the award."

Wiseman, who has worked in the office for five years, said she is honored to receive the award.

"My daily interaction with these amazing young women makes my work exciting and very rewarding," she said. "I am inspired by their work ethic, dedication toward their education and their passion for agriculture."

The award recognizes Wiseman's contributions that parallel the National Sigma Alpha objective of promoting its members in all facets of agriculture, strengthening the bonds of friendship between them, furthering their development of excellence and striving for scholarship, leadership and service. The award recipients were recognized at Sigma Alpha regional leadership seminars around the country in late February.

"This was our way of saying thank-you for all the years she has assisted the members of Sigma Alpha and to other agriculture organizations on campus," said Eisele.

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