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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.

Wind River Job Corps Groundbreaking

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) 

Sally Jewell and Arne Duncan at Indian Education Conference, Susan Benepe photo

Sec. Duncan: Education is an investment; We can educate our way into a better economy

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)

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Cabinet Secretaries Duncan and Jewell visit the Wind River Reservation

Secretary Duncan answered a question and Secretary Jewell looked on during a short press conference with the media following their participation in a Community Forum at Central Wyoming College. (Ernie Over photo) 
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Two members of President Obama’s Cabinet visited the Wind River Reservation today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The two addressed the Native American Education Conference at Central Wyoming College, played basketball at St. Stephens and honored Native American Students of the Year in a cultural event at the Arapahoe School.
County10.com will provide additional and comprehensive coverage of the Federal Officials’ visit.