A few of the new freshmen: Marie Lawless (Oklahoma), Savannah Crow (Tennessee), Veronica Easterday. Photo provided.

(Lander, Wyo.) – Today, Wyoming Catholic College is pleased to welcomes to Lander the largest class in the College’s eight-year history: Forty-one freshmen from twenty-one different states.

“We are excited to welcome the Class of 2018 into the WCC and the Lander communities,” said the College’s president, Dr. Kevin Roberts. “Member of this class, like their predecessors, will be joyful, faithful witnesses to truth, goodness, and beauty in a culture that so desperately needs them.”

The young men and woman arrive on campus today to participate in a variety of informational meetings and introductory activities. They will spend the rest of their week in a Wilderness First-Aid Course and in preparations for one of the most unusual orientation programs in the country: a three-week backpacking trip across the Wind River Mountains.

“This is more than just a fun camping trip for our students,” says Dr. Thomas Zimmer, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Outdoor Education. “It’s the beginning of the transformative formation they will receive here at Wyoming Catholic College. Over these three weeks, our students will grow in confidence and leadership skills, being called upon to make real-life decisions with real-life consequences. And they will grow in wonder as they experience God in His marvelous and beautiful Creation.”

Wyoming Catholic College is beginning the first stage of a 10-year growth phase in which its administrators plan to increase the student body size from last year’s 110 to some 250 strong. This largest-ever freshman class is the beginning of that growth.

–Provided by Wyoming Catholic College