Former Riverton, Wind River students to speak at UW ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ celebration

    (Riverton, WY) – The public is invited to the ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ celebration Monday, Aug. 9th, from 5-7 p.m. at the Central Wyoming College Intertribal Education and Community Center in Riverton.

    There, 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 their community.

    Free appetizers and soft beverages will be served.


    UW President Ed Seidel will be in attendance and speak during a brief program at the celebration, highlighting the university’s collaborative efforts with Central Wyoming College and the state’s other community colleges to boost entrepreneurism and the state’s economy, among other topics.

    Josey Stender, UW’s head women’s golf coach, is scheduled to speak as well.

    They’ll be joined by four current UW students from Fremont County who will discuss their experiences at the state’s university, including Wind River High School graduate Cole Nelson, Riverton High School and CWC graduates Russell Brubaker and Kyle Phister, and Riverton High School graduate Gabi Vincent.

    UW admissions representatives will be on hand to answer questions and interact with attendees on topics including the Cowboy Commitment, UW’s merit/need based financial aid offerings for Wyoming high school graduates and community college transfers.


    Free UW-branded giveaway items will be available, including T-shirts to the first 50 high school and CWC students.

    Additionally, UW alumnus Lance Goede, of Riverton, will talk about how UW prepared him for his career and role in the community, and what it means to him to be a UW Cowboy.

    Goede is one of 24 UW alumni featured in advertising in Wyoming newspapers and other media under the banner of “The World Needs More Cowboys, and So Does Wyoming.” A licensed professional counselor, he recently retired as CWC’s student success director after 26 years at the college.


    The Fremont County event is the 16th in a series of events planned around the state in counties where UW alumni featured in the advertising live and work.

    “It’s clear that our marketing tagline, ‘The World Needs More Cowboys,’ has connected virtually with people across Wyoming. These events are about making that connection even stronger through face-to-face interaction,” says Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for marketing and communications.

    “It’s a great opportunity for local students to learn more about their state’s university, for alumni to connect with their alma mater and one another, and for members of the community to meet UW’s new president along with coaches, faculty and students.”


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