Riverton, WY—On April 11, 2022, the Riverton All-Class Reunion honored the lives of Central Wyoming College alumni and lifelong Riverton residents Ron Porter and Brett Watson with generous donations to two student scholarship funds at CWC.
Porter and Watson were community staples who loved the Riverton area and wanted to see it flourish. Both men transformed the lives of local residents and played integral roles in the community and economic development.
Representatives from the RHS All-Class Reunion Cinde Pfisterer and Carol Harper presented the awards to their families. Porter’s wife, Toi, and his daughter, Brittany Yeates, accepted the scholarship on his behalf. Kay Watson accepted the award on behalf of her husband, Brett.
Representative Cinde Pfisterer said they chose to honor the men by donating proceeds from the All-Class Reunion to CWC scholarships because they wanted to provide direct support for the community both men loved.
“We decided to contribute to CWC because it is a local college and we knew that it would be helping students in our Riverton community,” she said. “Ron and Brett were passionate about helping the Riverton community, so we felt like remembering them in this way was perfect.”
The donation in Porter’s name will contribute to the “Ron Porter ‘Strong’ Scholarship” at the college. The scholarship honoring Watson will be awarded to a student in CWC’s Bootstrap Collaborative, which focuses on entrepreneurial and economic development.
Porter’s daughter, Brittany Yeates was moved by the Riverton All-Class Reunion group’s effort to honor his life.
“Our community is amazing,” stated Yeates. “Our families have been incredibly touched by the generosity and support that we have received.”
To contribute to the efforts that transform the lives of CWC students and strengthen the Riverton community, please consider making a donation in honor of Ron Porter or Brett Watson at https://www.cwc.edu/foundation/.
Jenna Hague, CWC Foundation