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Graduated 5/2015; Employed by Mayo Clinic.
Check out 2015 article where Amber Wright, one of the first graduates, reflects on the Marcia Dale Aspire Scholars Program.
I was born and raised in the small town of Newcastle, Wyoming. While attending high school, I was faced with the problem of what I wanted to be when I grew up, and honestly, I was not entirely sure. As I began considering professions, health care and nursing really stuck out to me. I’ve always liked being around people, helping others, and have enjoyed science. The more I thought about becoming a nurse, the more I wanted to be one.
Fortunately, deciding where to go to school was an easy decision. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to attend the University of Wyoming.
In high school, I involved myself in multiple organizations where I often accepted leadership positions in those activities. When I began college, I knew that I would want to be involved again and when I found out about Aspire, I knew it would be a perfect fit. Being a Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar means so much to me! I have been given an opportunity to develop my leadership skills even further, so that I can one day be a great leader in nursing. This program has also allowed me to meet other future leaders on the same path as myself, and it has given me great role models and mentors. I am excited to get to put my leadership skills into action in my nursing future!
Valedictorian; Honor Roll Student; Business Student of the Year; National Honor Society Member; Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Executive Member; Student Council Class Vice President; Future Business Leaders of America Member, Reporter, and President
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member; President’s Honor Roll; Hathaway Merit Honors; Wyoming Scholars Award; Allen A. and Dorothy Belle Dickey Scholarship Recipient; Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship Recipient; NHS Alumni Scholarship Recipient; Miss McKee Scholarship Recipient; Raymond McClure Scholarship Recipient
Wright did an internship with the Mayo Clinic in the summer of 2014.
After college, I plan to continue my education even further to become a nurse practitioner. With my degree in nursing, I will be able to work almost anywhere and have a variety of nursing fields from which to choose. The possibilities of where I end up living and working are endless!
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