March 30, 2021
College students will be taught extra in regards to the College of Wyoming, UW alumni will join with their alma mater, and members of the general public will discover out extra about UW’s presence in Washakie County throughout a “The World Wants Extra Cowboys” celebration Thursday, April 15, in Worland.
The occasion had been scheduled to happen final spring, however restrictions associated to the COVID-19 pandemic pressured postponement to this spring.
The general public is invited to the rescheduled occasion from 5-7 p.m. on the Washakie Museum and Cultural Heart in Worland. Free appetizers and drinks will probably be served.
UW President Ed Seidel will probably be in attendance and communicate throughout a short program on the celebration, highlighting the college’s efforts to spice up entrepreneurism and the state’s economic system, amongst different subjects.
Gerald Mattinson, the top coach of UW’s ladies’s basketball crew, will communicate as nicely, together with crew member Tommi Olson, who’s initially from Worland and helped lead the Cowgirls to the 2021 Mountain West Convention Match championship and a berth within the NCAA Match.
They’ll be joined by two different present UW college students from Worland — Elizabeth Martinez and Aaron Vigil — who will talk about their experiences on the state’s college.
UW college members and admissions representatives will probably be readily available to reply questions and work together with attendees on subjects together with the Cowboy Dedication, UW’s merit- and need-based monetary assist choices for Wyoming highschool graduates. Free UW-branded giveaway objects will probably be obtainable, together with T-shirts to the primary 50 highschool college students.
Moreover, UW alumna Abby O’Donnell, of Ten Sleep, will discuss how UW ready her for her profession and position locally — and what it means to her to be a UW Cowboy. O’Donnell is one among 24 UW alumni featured in promoting in Wyoming newspapers and different media underneath the banner of “The World Wants Extra Cowboys — and So Does Wyoming.” She is the gross sales supervisor and company branding specialist for ProCorp Pictures, a home-based enterprise with shoppers within the U.S., Canada and Australia.
The Washakie County occasion is the twelfth in a collection of occasions deliberate across the state in counties the place UW alumni featured within the promoting dwell and work. The collection, interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, is resuming now that Gov. Mark Gordon has eased restrictions on public gatherings within the state.
“It’s clear that our advertising tagline, ‘The World Wants Extra Cowboys,’ has related nearly with individuals throughout Wyoming. These occasions are about making that connection even stronger via face-to-face interplay,” says Chad Baldwin, UW’s affiliate vice chairman for advertising and communications. “It’s an amazing alternative for native college students to be taught extra about their state’s college, for alumni to attach with their alma mater and each other, and for members of the neighborhood to fulfill UW’s new president together with coaches, college and college students.”
Earlier than the night occasion, Seidel, UW political science Professor Jean Garrison and the present UW college students from Washakie County are scheduled to talk to college students at Worland Excessive Faculty.
Seidel started service because the college’s twenty eighth president July 1, 2020. Earlier than coming to UW, he was the vice chairman for financial improvement and innovation for the College of Illinois System, constructing and supporting packages that interact college, private and non-private companions — and strengthening the hyperlinks amongst increased schooling, analysis and enterprise to stimulate financial improvement throughout that state.
His lengthy report of management expertise consists of greater than three years as director of the Nationwide Heart for Supercomputing Purposes on the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the place he was among the many unique co-principal investigators for Blue Waters, a federally funded venture that introduced one of many world’s strongest supercomputers to Urbana-Champaign.
Beforehand, he was the senior vice chairman for analysis and innovation for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Expertise in Moscow, Russia, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise. Earlier than that, he directed the Workplace of Cyberinfrastructure and led the Directorate of Mathematical and Bodily Sciences as Nationwide Science Basis assistant director. He additionally led the Heart for Computation & Expertise at Louisiana State College and directed the numerical relativity group on the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Germany.
Seidel acquired his Ph.D. in relativistic astrophysics from Yale College, earned a grasp’s diploma in physics on the College of Pennsylvania, and acquired a bachelor’s diploma in arithmetic and physics from the Faculty of William and Mary.