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UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

December 14, 2017

Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 38th annual Top Prof Night.

Members of the Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board selected professors who have positively influenced their lives at UW. These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed.

“‘Top Prof’ is a great event, 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 an adviser to the UW chapter. “Faculty are especially honored to be recognized as ‘Top Profs,’ because they are chosen by the students.”

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.

Listed are UW Mortar Board students and their hometowns, along with their Top Profs and the professors’ disciplines:

Alpine -- Jacob Robbins, Sean McCrea, psychology.

Bakersfield, Calif. -- Christopher Nickell, Bryan Raya, music.

Big Springs, Neb. -- Stephanie McClung, Marci Smith, kinesiology and health.

Blue Springs, Mo. -- Kelsey Wilbers, Elizabeth Goodwin, nursing.

Canmore, Alberta, Canada -- Alexander Brown, Joseph Holles, chemical engineering.

Casper -- Cormick Eaton, Gretchen Sewczak-Claude, kinesiology and health; Paige Ellbogen, Michelle Jarman, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities; and Marcus Rieker, Thomas Bailey, computer science.

Cheyenne -- Madeline Curry, Nicholas Prince, management and marketing; Lauren Elliott, Conxita Domenech, modern and classical languages; Samuel Mallory, Kris Koski, School of Energy Resources; and Kathryn Moncrief, Robert Corcoran, chemistry.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Ashley Templeton, Tricia Johnson, elementary and early childhood education.

Columbus, Ohio -- Samuel Owen, Tyler Brown, geology and geophysics.

Douglas -- Brooke Marcus, Steve Bialostok, elementary and early childhood education.

Eden -- Chelsey Sleight, Camilo Jaramillo, modern and classical languages.

Gillette -- James Francis, Kevin Kilty, mechanical engineering; and Aubrey Horning, Beau Bingham, communication and journalism.

Highlands Ranch, Colo. -- Jess York, David Finnoff, economics.

Lander -- Emily Schimelpfenig, Nevin Aiken, political science.

Laramie -- Mary Freeman, Donal O’Toole, veterinary sciences; Haley Powell, Erin Abraham, Honors College; and Rebecca Steinkraus, Jerry Hamann, electrical and computer engineering.

Leesburg, Va. -- Paige Leonard, Donal Skinner, Honors College.

Pueblo, Colo. -- Nicole Bellah, Diane Panozzo, Honors College.

Riverton -- Reed Campbell, Scarlett Barnes, kinesiology and health.

Rock Springs -- Katie Jacobs, Kristin McTigue, family and consumer sciences.

Sheridan -- Lachlan Brennan, Peter Thorsness, molecular biology; and Morgan Jacobs, Sherrie Rubio-Wallace, nursing.

Spokane, Wash. -- Ruth Levine, Meg Flanigan, zoology and physiology.

Story -- Mendi Maes, Rachel Watson, molecular biology.

The Woodlands, Texas -- Michael Trbovich, David Bell, chemical engineering.

Torrington -- Avery Madden, Derek Smith, kinesiology and health.

Wheatland -- Jason Brant, John Hoberg, chemistry.

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