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‘UW in Your Community’ Event Nov. 29 in Gillette

November 15, 2022
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Ed Seidel

Students will learn more about the University of Wyoming, UW alumni will connect with their alma mater, and members of the public will find out more about UW’s presence in Campbell County during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Gillette.

The public is invited to the event from 5-7 p.m. at Gillette College’s Pronghorn Center. Free appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar.

UW President Ed Seidel will be in attendance and speak during a brief program, highlighting the university’s collaborative efforts with Gillette College to prepare students for the modern economy and boost entrepreneurism and the state’s economy, among other topics. He will be joined by Gillette College President Janell Oberlander, who also will offer some remarks.

Also featured will be current UW students from Gillette: Campbell County High School graduate Mackenzie Bannister and Thunder Basin High School graduates Dani Jones and Nayeli Robles, who also is a Gillette College graduate.

Fred McLaughlin, director of the Center for Economic Geology Research in UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER), will discuss SER’s efforts in Campbell County regarding coal conversion, carbon capture and sequestration, and related technologies.

Before the evening event, Seidel, a UW faculty member and the current UW students from Gillette are scheduled to speak to students during assemblies at Campbell County and Thunder Basin high schools.

The Campbell County gathering is the third in a series of “UW in Your Community” gatherings planned around the state.

“This will be a great opportunity for community members to interact with President Seidel and others from UW, learn about exciting initiatives for students and the state, and see some of the collaborative work UW is doing with local partners,” says Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for marketing and communications. “UW alumni and everyone across Campbell County are invited for what will be a fun evening.”

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