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UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

November 23, 2020

Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 41st annual Top Prof Night, which was a virtual celebration this year.

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.

“It is such an honor for faculty members to be nominated by their students, and Mortar Board members really appreciate the opportunity to recognize the faculty who have helped shape them,” says Christine Wade, head of the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and an adviser to the UW chapter.

During the virtual event, many faculty members noted that the nominations were particularly meaningful, given the unusual semester due to the ongoing pandemic.

“Hearing those words from students, especially in a time like this, really brings it home for everything that we’re doing in our struggles and everything that they’re doing and their struggles,” said Breanna Krueger, an assistant professor in the UW Division of Communication Disorders, after being honored by Gabi Estavillo, one of her 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’ departments:

Broomfield, Colo. -- Madi Guidera, Amy Navratil, Department of Zoology and Physiology.

Buffalo -- Madeline Killian, Kerry Sondgeroth, Department of Veterinary Sciences.

Castle Pines, Colo. -- Kerry Adams, Kent Noble, Department of Management and Marketing.

Cheyenne -- Alyssa Ernste, Rachelle Greer, Department of English; Gabi Estavillo, Breanna Krueger, Division of Communication Disorders; Jessie Klein, Brenda Cannon, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; Hannah Meier, Holly Dalrymple, Department of Music; Christian Moncrief, Temple Stoellinger, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources; and Kenzie Spear, Jenn Dorwart, Department of Accounting and Finance.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Kit Elder, Margaret Wilson, Department of Theatre and Dance.

Denver, Colo. -- Emiline Brown, Keonghee Han, School of Teacher Education.

Forestville, Calif. -- Emily Eck, Chelsea Escalante, Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Hanna -- Perri Freeman, Matt Gray, Department of Psychology.

Laramie -- Jada Kruse, William Downs, Department of Theatre and Dance.

Littleton, Colo. -- Grace Boorom, Keonghee Han, School of Teacher Education.

Millersburg, Ind. -- Carrie Anglemeyer, Grant Bowman, Department of Molecular Biology.

Morgan, Ga. -- Mark Star, J.J. Shinker, Department of Geography.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Hannah Rhymes, Erin Abraham, Honors College.

Powell -- Nicole Sanders, Scott Freng, Department of Psychology; and Brooklyn Sweet, Janet Lear, School of Teacher Education.

Ranchester -- Dean Hatzenbiler, Emily Schmitt, Division of Kinesiology and Health.

Romeo, Colo. -- Leslie Sims, Aysenur Bicer, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Sperry, Okla. -- Hailey Armstrong, Brian Barber, Department of Zoology and Physiology.

Story -- Benjamin Romanjenko, Jay Gatlin, Department of Molecular Biology.

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