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UW Geriatric Education Center Photo Contest Winners Chosen

September 22, 2014
Two women waving miniature American flags
Carolyn Gillette’s “Happy Independence!” won first place in the student’s category in the WyGec photo contest.

The University of Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) has selected winners of a photo contest to show activities of the aging population.

Prizes were awarded in both student and community categories with cash awards of $250, $100 and $50 in each category. Winning photos will be displayed this fall at the UW Art Museum.

“We wanted photos that showcase the heritage of Wyoming and present positive images of the aging population that include, but are not limited to, creating fun memories, spotlighting hobbies and talents, exhibiting symbolic items of Wyoming, displaying our gorgeous landscape, uncovering state history and capturing Wyoming’s older generation,” says Christine McKibbin, WyGEC project director.

Following is a list of winners in both the student and community categories:

Student Category

First place -- Carolyn Gillette from Dubois, “Happy Independence!”cowboy on horse - Crystal Berryman of Worland claimed first place in the community category for “Wyoming Cowboy.”

Second place -- Andrea Slosser, Laramie, “Fly Fishing in the Snowies.”

Third place -- Denise Stockton, Lander, “Carissa Mine.”

Community Category

First place -- Crystal Berryman, Worland, “Wyoming Cowboy.”

Second place -- Sandy Zelasko, Dubois, “Tom Lucas.”

Third place -- Sandra Sontag, Jelm, “Fishing on the Big Laramie.”

For more information, email or call (307) 766-2829.

WyGEC trains faculty, students and providers in the health professions to better meet the unique health care needs of older adults in Wyoming. One of 48 geriatric education centers in the country, WyGEC offers resources in gerontology education and interdisciplinary geriatric training via lectures, conferences, newsletters and links to other information.

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