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Published January 26, 2022
University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel hosted the members of UW’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board for the 42nd annual Top Prof dinner to honor the professors each member selected who have positively influenced their lives at UW.
These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed.
“‘Top Prof’ is an event that our members value greatly, as it allows students to recognize the faculty who have had an impact on their lives,” says Christine Wade, an associate professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the adviser to the UW chapter. “Faculty are always honored to be recognized as a ‘Top Prof,’ because this is a student-driven selection process.”
Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development; promotes service to colleges and universities; and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. UW chapter members participate in numerous projects and activities throughout the year, both on campus and in the Laramie community.
“Any function that brings together our excellent students and faculty for an evening of recognition is a particularly special event,” Seidel says. “Our faculty are often the unsung heroes on a daily basis, and I was honored to be part of this special evening.”
Listed are UW Mortar Board students and their hometowns, along with their Top Profs and the professors’ disciplines:
Arvada, Colo. -- MacKenzie Corbett, Evan Johnson, Division of Kinesiology and Health.
Belle Fourche, S.D. -- Katie Anderson, Mark Person, Department of Modern and Classical Languages.
Bennett, Colo. -- Madison Blaeser, Kassandra Willingham, Department of Molecular Biology.
Bismarck, N.D. -- Erin Barnhardt, Dan McCoy, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Carlsbad, Calif. -- Morgen Lindroth, Gretchen Sewczak-Claude, Division of Kinesiology and Health.
Casper -- Jenna Crouse, Karen Wawrousek, Department of Chemical Engineering.
Cheyenne -- Bridger Bogus, Chris Rothfuss, Honors College; Elizabeth Erickson, Erica Belmont, Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Cole Munari, Nicholas Prince, Department of Management and Marketing.
Chugwater -- Katie Currier, Marsha Knight, Department of Theatre and Dance.
Denver -- Stephanie Diamond, Kimberly Schweitzer, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Erie, Colo. -- Kendal Chipperfield, Molly Burchett, Department of Management and Marketing.
Fairhope, Ala. -- Alex Box, Mark Ritchie, Department of Visual Arts.
Forestville, Calif. -- Emily Eck, Kerry Sondgeroth, Department of Veterinary Sciences.
Green River -- Alexis King, Bridget Decker, Department of Molecular Biology.
Laramie -- Colby Clay, Corey Billington, Department of Management and Marketing; and Connor Rindler, Jill Keith, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Longmont, Colo. -- Kylie Earhart, Derek Smith, Division of Kinesiology and Health.
Louisburg, Kan. -- Taylor Haddock, Joe Carver, Department of Music.
Orange City, Iowa -- Tara Kortlever, Ginka Kubelka, Department of Chemistry.
Pueblo, Colo. -- Lainee Jones, Matthew Henry, Honors College.
Sheridan -- Cheyna Bradshaw, Amy Spiker, School of Teacher Education.
Torrington -- Emi Glass, Catherine Hartmann, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Windsor, Colo. -- Sydney Bohlinger, Nicole Choi, Department of Accounting and Finance.