The awarding of a construction bid and groundbreaking of the Wind River Job Corps Center helped FCSD#25 win approval for a larger elementary school. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi was the keynote speaker at the groundbreaking ceremony August 9th. (Ernie Over photo)
Contractors are near the completion of security and office enhancements at Rendezvous School. On Monday morning, exterior work was underway. (Ernie Over photo)
UW eclipses previous record with $56 million in private support; Rochelle, McMurray gifts lead the way
Construction of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is under way at the University of Wyoming at 22nd and Grand Avenue
(Laramie, Wyo.) — The University of Wyoming achieved a record year in private giving as the fiscal year closed on June 30. More than $56 million in private gifts eclipsed UW’s previous high year mark in 2011 of $43.1 million.
This is the first time in UW’s history that private philanthropy has surpassed the $50 million mark. The FY 2013 total is nearly 30 percent higher than the previous record and reflects the contributions of 25,245 donors. This brings UW’s five-year fundraising average to $40.7 million a year.
Groundbreaking for Wind River Job Corps Center Friday in Riverton; Enzi said employers are ready to hire
Senator Mike Enzi, Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness, FC BOCES Director Sandy Barton and and 21 other VIPS participated in the ceremonial ground breaking at the site of the new Wind River Job Corps in Riverton. (Ernie Over photo)
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke at a Native American Education Conference Thursday in Riverton (Photo by Susan Benepe)
Kindergarten transition program in full swing in Riverton; Jackson School students visited their classroom today
Jackson School Kindergarten Teacher Yvonne Thornley read to students while waiting for a school bus Thursday morning. (Ernie Over photo)