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The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university
Land-grant university
Land-grant universities are institutions of higher education in the United States designated by each state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890....

 located in Laramie
Laramie, Wyoming
Laramie is a city in and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the . Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287....

, Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The western two thirds of the state is covered mostly with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High...

, situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains
Laramie Plains
The Laramie Plains is an arid highland in south central Wyoming in the United States. The plains extend along the upper basin of the Laramie River on the east side of the Medicine Bow Range. The city of Laramie is the largest community in the valley...

, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie
Laramie Mountains
The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S states of Wyoming and Colorado. The range is the northernmost extension of the line of the ranges along the eastern side of the Rockies, and in particular of the higher peaks of the...

 and Snowy Range mountains. It is known as UW (often pronounced "U-Dub") to people close to the university. The university was founded in September 1886, four years before the territory was admitted as the 44th state, and opened in September 1887. The University of Wyoming is unusual in that its location within the state is provided by the state's constitution. The university also offers outreach education in communities throughout Wyoming and online.

The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences, and Law
University of Wyoming College of Law
The University of Wyoming College of Law is the law school of the University of Wyoming and the only law school located in Wyoming. It is situated in the beautiful rocky mountains in Laramie, Wyoming at 7,165 ft. between the Laramie Mountains and Snowy Range Mountains...

. The university maintains the combination of large university benefits matched with the feel of a smaller college. UW also offers a variety of cultural and social activities. The university offers over 190 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs including Doctor of Pharmacy and Juris Doctor. In the top 15 percent of the country's four-year colleges, the University of Wyoming was featured in the 2011 Princeton Review Best 373 Colleges.

In addition to on-campus classes in Laramie, the university’s Outreach School offers more than 30 degree, certificate and endorsement programs to distance learners across the state and beyond. These programs are delivered through the use of technology, such as online and video conferencing classes. The Outreach School has nine regional centers across the state, with several on community college campuses, to give Wyoming residents access to a university education without relocating to Laramie.

The university is a hub of cultural events in Laramie. It offers a variety of performing arts events, ranging from rock concerts in the Arena Auditorium to classical concerts and performances by the university's theater and dance department at the Fine Arts Center. Wyoming also boasts a competitive athletic program, one which annually challenges for conference and national championships. University of Wyoming offers many extracurricular activities, including over 200 student clubs and organizations that include a wide range of social, professional and academic groups. The Wyoming Union is the hub of the campus, with the campus bookstore and numerous student facilities.

University of Wyoming opted to become an early adopter of the national Voluntary System of Accountability
Voluntary System of Accountability
The Voluntary System of Accountability and its College Portraits website is a leading college search tool for prospective students and valuable accountability tool for public institutions....

 (VSA) through the College Portrait system. The VSA is sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Old Main


On September 27, 1886 the cornerstone of Old Main was laid marking the beginning of the University of Wyoming. The stone is inscribed Domi Habuit Unde Disceret, which is often translated, "He need not go away from home for instruction." The following year, the first class of 42 men and women began their college education. For the next decade the building housed classrooms, a library and administration offices.

The style of Old Main set a precedent for all future University buildings. The main stone used is rough-cut sandstone from a quarry east of Laramie and the trim stone is smooth Potsdam Sandstone from a quarry near Rawlins. Old Main was designed to be a monumental structure and was designed to be a symmetrical building with a prominent central spire as the focal point. The building was also designed to reflect the character of Wyoming and the rough stone and smooth trim represented the progressing frontier. The design of Old Main had a lasting effect on university structures, which is most visible by the use of sandstone façade on nearly every building.

In 1916, the central spire was removed due to structural concerns and the auditorium was reduced in size during a 1936 renovation. In 1949, the building was thoroughly remodeled—the auditorium and exterior stairs were completely removed. It also became officially known as Old Main and the name was carved above the east entrance. Currently, Old Main houses university administration including the President's Office and the board room where the Trustees often meet.

Prexy's Pasture


Prexy's Pasture is a large grassy area located within a ring of classroom and administrative buildings and serves as the center mall of the campus. The name is attributed to an obscure rule that the university president, or "prexy", is given exclusive use of the area for livestock grazing. During the administration of Arthur G. Crane
Arthur G. Crane
Arthur Griswold Crane was an American teacher and politician. He was the 20th Governor of Wyoming from 1949 to 1951....

 the name, "Prexy's Pasture", was formally declared. Prexy's, as it is often called today, is also known for the unique pattern formed by concrete pathways that students and faculty use to cross the pasture.

When the University of Wyoming first opened its doors in 1887, Prexy's Pasture was nothing more than an actual pasture covered in native grasses. Over time, as the needs of the university has changed, the area has been altered and redesigned. The original design was established in 1924 and in 1949 the area was landscaped with Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce
Picea pungens is a species of spruce native to western North America, from southeast Idaho and southwest Wyoming, south through Utah and Colorado to Arizona and New Mexico. It grows at high altitudes from altitude, though unlike Engelmann Spruce in the same area, it does not reach the alpine...

 and Mugo Pine. In February 1965, the Board of Trustees decided to construct the new science center on the west side of Prexy's Pasture. The board president, Harold F. Newton, who was concerned about the location, leaked the decision to the local press. The uproar that followed caused the board to decide on a new location for the science center and resulted in a new state statute making it necessary for any new structure built on the pasture to receive legislative approval. The statue known as "University of Wyoming Family," was installed in 1983 by UW Professor Robert Russin
Robert Russin
Robert Isaiah Russin was an American sculptor, artist and University of Wyoming professor. He was best known for a number of public sculptures throughout the United States, including the "Spirit of Life" fountain sculpture located at the City of Hope National Medical Center in California and a...

 in anticipation of the centennial celebration.
In the summer of 2004, Prexy's Pasture was remodeled as the first step in a two part redesign project. This step involved removing the asphalt roadway that circled the pasture and replacing it with concrete walkways to make the area a walking campus, as recommended by the 1966 and 1991 Campus Master Plans. The grassy area was also increased and new lampposts were installed for better lighting. The second phase of the project involves the construction of a plaza at each corner featuring trees and rocks styled after the rocky outcrops of nearby Vedauwoo. Two of the plazas, Simpson Plaza and Cheney Plaza, have been completed.

Currently, several exhibits from the exhibition Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational are featured along the exterior walkway. Also, outside of its primary use by students travelling to and from classes or socializing, the area is also host to campus barbecue
Barbecue
Barbecue or barbeque , used chiefly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia is a method and apparatus for cooking meat, poultry and occasionally fish with the heat and hot smoke of a fire, smoking wood, or hot coals of...

s and fall welcome events.

Wyoming Union



In September 1937, with the approval of the Wyoming State Legislature, President Arthur G. Crane
Arthur G. Crane
Arthur Griswold Crane was an American teacher and politician. He was the 20th Governor of Wyoming from 1949 to 1951....

 obtained a Public Works Administration loan for $149,250 to be used for construction of a student union. On March 3, 1938, ground was broken and construction began on what would become the Wyoming Union. Many students were involved in the construction and twenty-five students were trained to be stone-cutters.

From the beginning, the Wyoming Union housed an assortment of student needs and activities. The formal and informal social needs were met by including a ballroom
Ballroom
A ballroom is a large room inside a building, the designated purpose of which is holding formal dances called balls. Traditionally, most balls were held in private residences; many mansions contain one or more ballrooms...

, banquet room, lounges, and game rooms. Offices for student government, committees, organizations, and publications were included to help meet the political and organizational needs of the student population. Lastly, a student store, post office, and bookstore completed the design.

The original design has been modified several times to accommodate changing needs and a growing student population. The first addition was completed in January 1960. This section, added to the northeast of the original structure, expanded the ballroom, created a lounge area and senate chambers adjacent to the ballroom, created the main lobby and breezeway
Breezeway
A breezeway is an architectural feature similar to a hallway that allows the passage of a breeze between structures to accommodate high winds, allow aeration, or provide aesthetic design variation. Often a breezeway is a simple roof connecting two structures ; sometimes it can be much more like a...

, and provided a larger food area called The Gardens. In 1973, an addition to the north was completed to create a food court
Food court
A food court is generally an indoor plaza or common area within a facility that is contiguous with the counters of multiple food vendors and provides a common area for self-serve dining. Food courts may be found in shopping malls and airports, and in various regions may be a standalone development...

, more space for the bookstore, and additional offices. Also, parts of the original building were remodeled to create the Campus Activities Center, an art gallery, and a ticket outlet. In 2000, the Wyoming Union underwent extensive renovation. The $12 million project moved the food court to the main level, expanded the bookstore to the lower level, and revitalized the look and feel of the interior.

Coe Library


The original library at the University of Wyoming consisted of three hundred books and was located in Old Main. In 1923, the library was moved to the new Aven Nelson Memorial Building. With the 1950s came a larger student population and a greater push for America to excel academically. These factors contributed to the decision by the board of trustees that it was necessary to construct a new library. However, the 1951 state legislature rejected the funding request.
William Robertson Coe, a financier and philanthropist, came to the aid of president Humphrey in 1954 by contributing $750,000 in securities to the university. The trustees called the grant, "one of the most outstanding contributions that has ever been made to the perpetuation of the American heritage" and ensured Coe that the building would be "appropriately named." The state legislature, in 1955, matched the Coe grant for an overall amount of $1.5 million.

Laramie architects Eliot and Clinton Hitchcock, whose father had designed Aven Nelson, teamed up with the Porter and Porter firm in Cheyenne to design the new library. Their modular design was popular at the time and intended to make the space very functional. The layout provided room for over five hundred thousand books and seating for at least nine hundred students. In May 1956, one year after the death of Coe, ground was broken and construction began on the building. The William Robertson Coe library was finished in time for the Fall 1958 semester. In 1979 the stack tower was completed. This structure, designed by Kellogg and Kellogg of Cheyenne and Rock Springs, almost doubled the shelf space of the original Coe Library.

The most recent renovation of the library was completed in the fall of 2009 and officially dedicated on November 19, 2009. The new wing, referred to as Coe East, was designed by Hinthorne Mott Architects and adds 94500 square feet (8,779.3 m²) to the library. The addition was part of a larger, $50 million project to modernize the library by integrating technology and information. The renovation created an additional 20 group study rooms, space for 180 computer terminals and features art by James Surls
James Surls
James Surls is an American modernist sculptor. He earned a BS from Sam Houston State University and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1998, he moved from Splendora, Texas to Carbondale, Colorado....

.

Classroom Building


The Classroom Building, dedicated in 1971 at a cost of $1.75 million, is designed to be a general purpose building for the university. The placement and unique design, by the local architects W. Eliot and Clinton A. Hitchcock, makes it the focal point of the George Duke Humphrey Science Center. The building also contains four interior mosaics, designed by UW art professors James Boyle, Joseph Deaderick, Richard Evans and Victor Flach, that represent the quadrant of Wyoming they face. Each mosaic is over 2200 square feet (204.4 m²)
In 2007, after a two year $14.7 million renovation project, the classroom building reopened. The goal of the renovation was to incorporate new technology and redesign the seating to better meet the needs of students who carry laptops and backpacks. The building was also retrofitted with air conditioning. The unique characteristics of the original building, such as the circular design and mosaics were maintained.

Housing



The University has six residence halls and three apartment complexes. Four of the residence halls (Orr, White, Downey, and McIntyre) are connected together via the Washakie
Washakie
Chief Washakie was a renowned warrior first mentioned in 1840 in the written record of the American fur trapper, Osborne Russell. In 1851, at the urging of trapper Jim Bridger, Washakie led a band of Shoshones to the council meetings of the Treaty of Fort Laramie...

 Dining Center, which contains the main dining hall and other student services. These residence halls, along with nearby Hill Hall, house primarily freshmen. All incoming freshmen are expected to live in the residence halls during their first year, with some exceptions. Crane Hall, named after Arthur G. Crane, is reserved for students of sophomore standing and above and is configured with almost all single occupancy rooms.

Each of the residence halls is named after an influential administrator or faculty member. Downey Hall is an eight-story tall dormitory located southwest of the Washakie Dining Center and is named after Dr. June Etta Downey. Located west of the Washakie Dining Center is the twelve-story dormitory known as White Hall, which is named after Dr. Laura Amanda White. McIntyre Hall named after Dr. Clara Frances McIntyre, is located east of the Washakie Dining Center. This twelve-story tall building underwent extensive renovations in 2004 and 2005.Just northeast of McIntyre Hall is the eight-story Orr Hall, named after Dr. Harriet Knight Orr. From 2005 to 2006, Orr Hall also underwent extensive renovations to modernize the living space.

The University Apartments are located east of War Memorial Stadium. These apartments are available on a first-come, first-served basis to all UW students above freshman standing. Currently there are apartment units in a variety of layouts in the River Village, Landmark and Spanish Walk apartment complexes.

Museums



The University of Wyoming is home to several facilities that allow the public to view unique collections. The American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
The American Heritage Center is the University of Wyoming's repository of manuscripts, rare books, and the university archives. Its collections focus on Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West and a select handful of national topics: environment and conservation, the mining and petroleum industries,...

 is an extensive repository of artifacts and manuscripts. It is one of the largest non-governmental archives west of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is the largest river system in North America. Flowing entirely in the United States, this river rises in western Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains...

. Officially established in 1945, it now contains nearly 70000 cubic feet (1,982.2 m³) of historic documents and artifacts. It is also home to the Toppan Library, which contains 55,000 rare books. The American Heritage Center has also been a leader in digitizing historic texts, photos and recordings.

The Geological Museum houses a collection of fossils and minerals with special focus on the history of Wyoming. When the University of Wyoming was founded, the museum was nothing more than a small personal collection of the professor J.D. Conley. In 1893, Wilbur Knight, who was hired as a professor of mining and geology, took over as the museum curator. In 1902, the museum was moved to the Hall of Science and continued to expand. When the collection was moved to its current location in 1956, Wilbur Knight's son Samuel Howell Knight, who was voted to be Wyoming's "Citizen of the Century" in 1999, had made the Geology Department famous around the country. S.H Knight is responsible for many of the exhibits and paintings that are still on display, including the copper Tyrannosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
Tyrannosaurus meaning "tyrant," and sauros meaning "lizard") is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex , commonly abbreviated to T. rex, is a fixture in popular culture. It lived throughout what is now western North America, with a much wider range than other...

 at the entrance, the initial mounting of the Apatosaurus
Apatosaurus
Apatosaurus , also known by the popular but scientifically deprecated synonym Brontosaurus, is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived from about 154 to 150 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period . It was one of the largest land animals that ever existed, with an average length of and a...

 skeleton centerpiece and the terracotta Stegosaurus
Stegosaurus
Stegosaurus is a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur. They lived during the Late Jurassic period , some 155 to 150 million years ago in what is now western North America. In 2006, a specimen of Stegosaurus was announced from Portugal, showing that they were present in Europe as well...

 and Triceratops
Triceratops
Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur which lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, around 68 to 65 million years ago in what is now North America. It was one of the last dinosaur genera to appear before the great Cretaceous–Paleogene...

 panels. One of the most famous exhibits at the museum is the Allosaurus
Allosaurus
Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period . The name Allosaurus means "different lizard". It is derived from the Greek /allos and /sauros...

 known as, Big Al, which was featured in the BBC documentary, The Ballad of Big Al
The Ballad of Big Al
The Ballad of Big Al is a combination biography-sequel for Walking with Dinosaurs ...

. The University of Wyoming Geological Museum has also received coverage from National Geographic, CNN, Earth Magazine, Walter Cronkite, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and has been shown on many dinosaur programs. On June 30, 2009, the museum was closed to meet state budget cuts. Following this controversial decision, an endowment fund was setup to support the museum. It is currently open on a part time basis.

Agriculture and Natural Resources


The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers state-of-the-art teaching, research labs and field environments, and an indoor livestock teaching arena. Faculty members hold seven patents in genetics. With nearly 30 courses in environmental studies and natural resources, the college provides hands-on experience and enhanced research opportunities.

Arts & Sciences



The College of Arts & Sciences offers more than 50 majors, 60 minors, and seven interdisciplinary programs. Geology, Archaeology, Botany, and Geography programs take advantage of Wyoming’s unique environment, while International Studies, Sociology, and Political Science provide global context. Emphasizing field study, internships, and individual research projects, A&S enhances global perspectives through exchange programs and study abroad.

Business


The College of Business is one of fewer than 15% of all business schools worldwide to be fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB. Seniors consistently score in the top 10% on nationwide business achievement tests, and more than 100 business scholarships are awarded annually. Internationally recognized faculty provide hands-on education in state-of-the- art facilities.

Education


The College of Education offers 20 different programs leading to certification as a teacher. Partnerships with Wyoming public schools provide a structure for students to gain hands-on experience in real classrooms, and the on-campus lab school provides a model of teaching and learning. Students gain experience with cutting-edge technologies for integration in public school classrooms. The College of Education boasts a strong history of quality graduates, high employment rates, and satisfaction among hiring districts.

Engineering and Applied Sciences



Offering 12 programs of study, the College of Engineering and Applied Science provides also undergraduate research opportunities, an International Engineering Program, and Earth Systems Science.
Students are provided the opportunity to study and work abroad, addressing pressing issues of global environmental change. UW engineering seniors consistently score above the national average on their first licensing exam, which is in part due to Power Groups which allow freshmen to select common course schedules with students of similar interests.

Health Sciences


The College of Health Science offers programs in pharmacy, nursing, social work, kinesiology, communication disorders, and dental hygiene, and students have the opportunity to receive preprofessional advising.
Students study and learn in interdisciplinary teams with state-of-the-art technology, including nursing students who are able to study and learn in a simulated hospital ward.

Law


The College of Law was founded in 1920, and has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1923. Its location in the Rocky Mountain West has provided a direct connection to regional and global issues in environmental, natural resources, and energy law. The college boasts many state and federal judges, governors, senators and a former United States Ambassador to Ireland, and offers five clinical programs providing students with hands-on experience in the Brimmer Legal Education Center.

The Environment and Natural Resources Program



The University of Wyoming's Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENR) is a leader in environment and natural resources in the West, and reaches a diverse audience through the collaborative efforts of faculty, staff, and the Ruckelshaus Institute Board. The Haub School is a model in interdisciplinary learning, providing students with applied learning experiences that prepare them to work with all perspectives in solving natural resource issues. The Ruckelshaus Institute produces scientific reports and convenes events on natural resource issues. It is also a leader in collaborative process in environmental decision-making, and offers training courses in negotiation, facilitation, and media relations for natural resource professionals. The Wyoming Conservation Corps connects students to a diverse array of hands-one opportunities in natural resource management, and promotes leadership and outdoor skills through the completion of service projects on public lands throughout Wyoming.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute


The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) was formed as a center of excellence and a depository of knowledge regarding the implementation of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques in Wyoming. The mission of EORI is to promote the recovery of Wyoming’s stranded oil. The Institute exists to assist Wyoming operators with their EOR projects by applying existing technologies and creating new knowledge when necessary, maximize the economic potential and minimize the risk of EOR projects, facilitate the testing, evaluation, and documentation of EOR recommendations in the real world settings, and transfer the information to Wyoming producers by forming partnerships and conducting workshops and conferences.

School of Energy Resources


The School of Energy Resources (SER) at the University of Wyoming was created in 2006 to enhance the university's energy-related education, research, and outreach. SER showcases the many energy research projects at UW and bridges academics and industry.

Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW)


The Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) is the governing body at the University of Wyoming. ASUW is funded through student fees, and provides a wide variety of services that both directly and indirectly benefit the students of the University of Wyoming.

Campus Sustainability Committee


The university has established a Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) to advance environmental and economic sustainability on campus. The CSC advises all departments and program on sustainability matters and oversees the university’s efforts and progress towards reducing its carbon footprint. All new campus buildings are required to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). UW President Tom Buchanan signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2007. For their advances on university sustainability, UW scored a "C" on the College Sustainability Report Card of the Sustainable Endowments Institute.

Friday Night Fever


The goal of Friday Night Fever (FNF) is to offer free and unique alcohol-free late-night entertainment for University of Wyoming students. The events vary by the week and are diverse to include all students. Past events sponsored by FNF include comedians, magicians, hypnotists, the UW Idol Competition, Salsa Dancing, Casino Night, and inflatable games. The organization also regularly shows first-run movies in the Wyoming Union every Friday night at 6:30, 9:00, and 11:30 p.m.

Greek letter organizations


Nearly all fraternities and sororities are located on campus in private or university owned houses. Houses are located on Fraternity and Sorority Row. Fraternities line the northern (Fraternity) road and Sororities line the southern (Sorority) road. The two roads are separated by a large park and the playing field for UW's club rugby union
Rugby union
Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...

 team. This area is considered one of the last remaining true Fraternity rows.

Outdoor Program



The Outdoor Program (OP), located in the south lobby of Half Acre, offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiasts. The program was established in 1997 by the University of Wyoming to provide a wide variety of educational training and to equip students to pursue adventures on their own. Through the OP, students can go on a variety of single, multiday, and week-long excursions. A few examples of the trips offered are rock climbing
Rock climbing
Rock climbing also lightly called 'The Gravity Game', is a sport in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling...

, white water rafting, ice climbing
Ice climbing
Ice climbing, as the term indicates, is the activity of ascending inclined ice formations. Usually, ice climbing refers to roped and protected climbing of features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water. For the purposes of...

, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing
Backcountry skiing
Backcountry skiing is skiing in a sparsely inhabited rural region over ungroomed and unmarked slopes or pistes, including skiing in unmarked or unpatrolled areas either within the ski resort's boundaries or in the backcountry, frequently amongst trees , usually in pursuit of fresh fallen powder...

, and mountain biking
Mountain biking
Mountain biking is a sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially adapted mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.Mountain biking can...

. Some of the educational programs offered are avalanche training, route setting, bike maintenance, and lead climbing
Lead climbing
Lead climbing is a climbing technique used to ascend a route. This technique is predominantly used in rock climbing and involves a lead climber attaching themselves to a length of dynamic climbing rope and ascending a route while periodically attaching protection to the face of the route and...

 courses. The Outdoor Program is subsidized by student fees and participants only pay for the trip expenditures. Equipment such as snowshoes, mountain bikes, camping supplies, and backpacking gear are available for rent. The OP also offers several events throughout the year such as rock climbing competitions at the Half Acre gym and the Banff Film Festival "World Tour".

SafeRide


Founded in the fall of 2000, the goal of SafeRide is to prevent drinking and driving by offering on call service Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Since then, the service has transported over 160,000 passengers. Each SafeRide vehicle is clearly marked by an illuminated sign. The driver of the vehicle is accompanied by a SafeRide SideKick to assist with the responsibilities of transporting the passengers and communicating with the dispatcher. On January 23, 2009 the 150,000th rider was presented with a US $1000 scholarship.

Transit & Parking Services


Transit & Parking Services monitors parking lots and provides transportation to ease access to the University of Wyoming campus. The transit service consists of different systems that operate independently. Students need only to present their ID card to board the shuttles. With the exception of first-time visitors, other users are required to purchase tickets or passes. As of the Fall semester of 2010, a single ride costs US $0.50.

The various routes offered are as follows:

Union Express – Route provides transport from Union Express Lot, located along Willett Dr. and 30th St., to McWhinnie Hall and the Wyoming Union every five to seven minutes. Route times are from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., the Classroom Express services Union Express stops.

South Express – Route provides transport from South Express Lot, located at 15th St. and Spring Creek Rd., to McWhinnie Hall and the Wyoming Union every five to seven minutes. Route times are from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., Resident Park ‘N Ride services South Express stops upon request.

Classroom Express – Route provides transport from Union Express Lot to Classroom Building every 10 minutes. Route also stops at Downey Hall and the Arena Auditorium. Route times are from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. After 6:10 p.m., route loop time extends to 20 minutes and Wyoming Union stop is added.

Campus Shuttle – Routes services 10 stops around campus perimeter from 6:56 a.m. to 6:21 p.m., including Spanish Walk and Lodgepole Apartment Complexes and the Classroom Building. Route is serviced every 30 minutes.

Resident Park ‘N Ride – Route runs from the P lot, located along 30th St. between Armory and Willett, to the Crane/Hill Cafetria and then the Beta House along Willett Dr. approximately every 10 minutes. Service runs from 1:30 pm to 10 p.m.

Note: All of the routes mentioned above only operate on university business days. Detailed maps and schedules for all routes may be obtained from the following locations: Transit and Parking Service, Union Copy Center, Campus Express ID Office, University Bookstore, and Wyoming Union. For more information call 307-766-9800.

Paratransit Services - The University of Wyoming offers a separate transit service for passengers unable to ride the fixed routes due to a disability. Eligibility is determined through the Transpark office.

Transit & Parking Services also operates the Night Owl Express, which provides on-call service from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on the weekends. The service can be requested by pressing the black buttons at one of the shelters on campus.

Athletics


University of Wyoming athletics teams are named the Cowboys and Cowgirls. Their official song is "Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
"Ragtime Cowboy Joe" is a popular song lyrics by Grant Clarke, music by Lewis F. Muir and Maurice Abrahams. © 1912, F.A. Mills, 122 W. 36th St, New York....

". Wyoming competes at the NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

 Division I  level (FBS-Football Bowl Subdivision for football) as a member of the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
The Mountain West Conference , popularly known as the Mountain West, is the youngest of the college athletic conferences affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I FBS . The MWC officially began operations in July 1999...

. UW offers 17 NCAA-sanctioned sports – nine women’s sports and eight men’s sports. Wyoming’s nine NCAA sports for women are: basketball; cross country; golf; soccer; swimming and diving; tennis; indoor track & field; outdoor track and field; and volleyball. UW’s eight NCAA sports for men are: basketball; cross country; football; golf; swimming and diving; indoor track and field; outdoor track and field; and wrestling.

Notable alumni


  • Mohammed Al Mady
    Mohammed Al Mady
    -Life:He is a chemical engineer, who joined SABIC at its inception in 1976. He earned his BSc at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973, and his MSc in chemical engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1975....

     – Executive President, SABIC
    SABIC
    SABIC is a diversified manufacturing company, active in chemicals and intermediates, industrial polymers, fertilizers and metals. It is the largest public company in Saudi Arabia as listed in Tadawul, but the Saudi government still owns 70% of its shares...

  • Jim Anderson
    Jim Anderson (American politician)
    Jim Anderson is a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate for the 2nd district, encompassing Converse County and Platte County.-Biography:Jim Anderson was born on March 17, 1943 in Douglas, Wyoming...

    , Republican
    Republican Party (United States)
    The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

     member of the Wyoming Senate
    Wyoming Senate
    The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 30 Senators in the Senate, representing an equal amount of constituencies across Wyoming, each with a population of at least 17,000. The Senate meets at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.Members of the Senate...

     (2001-incumbent); former member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
    Wyoming House of Representatives
    The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 60 Representatives in the House, representing an equal amount of single-member constituent districts across the state, each with a population of at least 9,000. The House convenes at the Wyoming...

     (1997-2000).
  • Paul Andrews
    Paul Andrews
    Paul Andrews may refer to:* Paul Andrews , former Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly* Paul Andrews * Paul Andrews , NASCAR crew chief...

     – Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Kroenke Sports Enterprise
  • Eli Bebout
    Eli Bebout
    Eli Daniel Bebout is a veteran Wyoming politician and a member of the Wyoming State Senate. He represents District 26 from Riverton, the seat of Fremont County in the central portion of his state. A Republican, Bebout is a former member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, Speaker of the...

     – Wyoming state senator from Riverton since 2007, former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives
    Wyoming House of Representatives
    The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 60 Representatives in the House, representing an equal amount of single-member constituent districts across the state, each with a population of at least 9,000. The House convenes at the Wyoming...

    , Republican
    Republican Party (United States)
    The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

     gubernatorial nominee in 2002
  • Rigo Beltrán
    Rigo Beltrán
    Rigoberto Beltrán is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who is currently the pitching coach for the Single-A Dayton Dragons in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He attended high school in San Diego. and is an alumnus of the University of Wyoming.Drafted by the St...

     – former Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     pitcher
  • Larry Birleffi
    Larry Birleffi
    Larry V. Birleffi was a Wyoming broadcaster known as the original "Voice of the University of Wyoming Cowboys", having announced all UW football and basketball games from 1947—1986. He helped to build the UW sports program in Laramie and was a vigorous promoter of its athletic teams...

     – Class of 1942, announced all Wyoming Cowboys football and basketball games from 1947–1986
  • Anthony Blakes – current Harlem Globetrotters
    Harlem Globetrotters
    The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy. The executive offices for the team are currently in downtown Phoenix, Arizona; the team is owned by Shamrock Holdings, which oversees the various investments of the Roy E. Disney family.Over...

     basketball player
  • Charles Bradley – NBA Basketball Player
  • Bradley A. Buckles
    Bradley A. Buckles
    Bradley A. Buckles was sworn in as the fifth Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on December 20, 1999 by Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers. He previously served as Deputy Director under ATF Director John Magaw from 1996-1999. He began his service with ATF in 1974...

     – Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) 1999–2004
  • Jerry Buss
    Jerry Buss
    Gerald Hatten "Jerry" Buss Ph.D., M.S. is an American businessman, real estate investor, and a former chemist. He is the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team along with other professional sports franchises in Southern California...

     – owner of the Los Angeles Lakers
    Los Angeles Lakers
    The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association...

  • Dick Cheney
    Dick Cheney
    Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney served as the 46th Vice President of the United States , under George W. Bush....

     – former Vice-President of the United States of America (George W. Bush President), former U.S. Congressman, former White House Chief Of Staff (served under Gerald Ford) and former U.S. Defense Secretary (served under George H. W. Bush)
  • Francis Chesley
    Francis Chesley
    -Career:Chesley was drafted in the sixth round of the 1978 NFL Draft and was a member of the Green Bay Packers that season. He played at the collegiate level at the University of Wyoming.-References:...

     – linebacker for the Green Bay Packers
    Green Bay Packers
    The Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The Packers are the current NFL champions...

  • Josh Davis
    Josh Davis (basketball)
    Joshua Warren Davis is an American professional basketball player currently playing for Bancatercas Teramo in the Italian top division.-College career:...

     – NBA Basketball Player
  • Fennis Dembo
    Fennis Dembo
    Fennis Marx Dembo is a retired American professional basketball player for the 1989 National Basketball Association champion Detroit Pistons. A small forward position, he only played in the NBA for one season, averaging 1.2 points and 0.7 rebounds in 31 games...

     – NBA Basketball Player
  • W. Edwards Deming
    W. Edwards Deming
    William Edwards Deming was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer and consultant. He is perhaps best known for his work in Japan...

     – Creator of Total Quality Management
    Total Quality Management
    Total quality management or TQM is an integrative philosophy of management for continuously improving the quality of products and processes....

  • Francois M. Dickman – former United States Ambassador to Kuwait
    United States Ambassador to Kuwait
    This is a list of United States ambassadors, or lower-ranking diplomatic heads, to Kuwait.* Dayton S. Mak – Chargé d'Affaires* Parker T. Hart – First ambassador* Howard Rex Cottam * John Patrick Walsh...

  • Floyd Dominy
    Floyd Dominy
    Floyd E. Dominy was the Nebraska-born Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner from May 1, 1959 to December 1, 1969. Dominy joined the Bureau in 1946. He was the Assistant Commissioner from 1957 to 1958.- References :*...

     – Bureau of Reclamation
    United States Bureau of Reclamation
    The United States Bureau of Reclamation , and formerly the United States Reclamation Service , is an agency under the U.S...

     Commissioner 1959–1969
  • Sheridan Downey
    Sheridan Downey
    Sheridan Downey was a lawyer and a Democratic U.S. Senator from California from 1939 to 1950.-Early life:...

     – Democratic U.S. Senator for California
    California
    California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

     1939-1950
  • Aaron Elling
    Aaron Elling
    Aaron John Elling is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2002...

     – NFL placekicker
  • Bob Fitzke - MLB and NFL player

  • Dave Freudenthal
    Dave Freudenthal
    David Duane "Dave" Freudenthal , is an American politician who served as the 31st Governor of Wyoming. A Democrat, he was reelected to his second term on November 7, 2006, and announced on March 4, 2010, that he would not attempt to seek a third term as Governor.-Education and early...

     – former Governor of Wyoming
  • Malcom Floyd
    Malcom Floyd
    Malcom Floyd is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Wyoming...

     – wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers
    San Diego Chargers
    The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego, California. they were members of the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

  • George Carr Frison
    George Carr Frison
    George Carr Frison is an internationally-recognized archaeologist and recipient of many prestigious awards including: American Archaeology Lifetime Achievement Award, Paleoarchaeologist of the Century Award, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences...

     – archaeologist, member National Academy of Sciences
    United States National Academy of Sciences
    The National Academy of Sciences is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as "advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine." As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and...

  • John Frullo
    John Frullo
    John Frullo is a businessman from Lubbock, Texas, who is a conservative Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 84, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. Since 1993, Frullo has owned Midtown Printing Company in Lubbock...

     (B.B.A., 1984) – member of the Texas House of Representatives
    Texas House of Representatives
    The Texas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Texas Legislature. The House is composed of 150 members elected from single-member districts across the state. The average district has about 150,000 people. Representatives are elected to two-year terms with no term limits...

     from Lubbock
    Lubbock, Texas
    Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University...


  • Adam Goldberg – NFL football player
  • Curt Gowdy
    Curt Gowdy
    Curtis Edward "Curt" Gowdy was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s.-Early years:The son of a manager for the Union Pacific railroad,...

     – American
    United States
    The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

     Sportscaster
    Sportscaster
    In sports broadcasting, a commentator gives a running commentary of a game or event in real time, usually during a live broadcast. The comments are normally a voiceover, with the sounds of the action and spectators also heard in the background. In the case of television commentary, the commentator...

  • Clifford Hansen
    Clifford Hansen
    Clifford Peter Hansen was a Republican politician from the American state of Wyoming. He served as both the 26th Governor and U.S. senator...

     (1912–2009)—former UW trustee president, former governor of Wyoming (1963–1967), former U.S. Senator (1967–1978)
  • Harold Hellbaum
    Harold Hellbaum
    Harold Hellbaum was a prominent farmer, rancher, and businessman in Platte County near Wheatland north of Cheyenne who was a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1963-1977...

     (1926–2007) – Rancher and former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives
  • Gretchen Hofmann
    Gretchen Hofmann
    Gretchen Hofmann is professor of ecological physiology of marine organisms at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a B.S. from the University of Wyoming, and an M.S. and Ph.D...

     professor of ecological physiology of marine organisms at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Richard Honaker
    Richard Honaker
    Richard Henderson Honaker is a lawyer in Rock Springs, Wyoming who was nominated on March 19, 2007, by U.S. President George W. Bush to serve as one of three U.S. District Judges for the District of Wyoming. The nomination was given the highest "well qualified" rating by the judicial evaluation...

    , attorney, former state legislator, unsuccessful nominee for U.S. District Judge
  • Art Howe
    Art Howe
    Arthur Henry Howe Jr. is a former Major League Baseball infielder, coach, scout and manager. He is an alumnus of the University of Wyoming...

     – Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     player and manager
  • Jeff Huson
    Jeff Huson
    Jeffrey Kent Huson was a Major League Baseball utility player. He is an alumnus of the University of Wyoming....

     – former Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     player and current commentator for the Colorado Rockies
    Colorado Rockies
    The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1991, they started play in 1993 and are in the West Division of the National League. The team is named after the Rocky Mountains...

  • Robert H. Johnson
    Robert H. Johnson
    Robert H. Johnson was a newspaperman, attorney, and, from 1967 to 1978, a Democratic state senator from Rock Springs, Wyoming.-Early years, military, journalism:...

     - state senator from Rock Springs, 1967 to 1978
  • Jim Kiick
    Jim Kiick
    James Forrest Kiick is a former professional American football running back, who is best known for playing halfback for the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League from 1968 to 1969 and in the National Football League from 1970 through 1974...

     – halfback for Miami Dolphins
    Miami Dolphins
    The Miami Dolphins are a Professional football team based in the Miami metropolitan area in Florida. The team is part of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

     1968–1974
  • Eric Leckner
    Eric Leckner
    Eric Charles Leckner is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 1st round of the 1988 NBA Draft...

    - NBA Basketball Player
  • John A. List
    John A. List
    John August List is The Homer J. Livingston Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1996...

     – University of Chicago
    University of Chicago
    The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890...

     economist
  • Cynthia Lummis
    Cynthia Lummis
    Cynthia Marie Lummis Wiederspahn is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2009. She is a member of the Republican Party. She previously served as a state representative , state senator , and state treasurer .-Early life:Lummis was born on September 10, 1954 in Cheyenne...

     – attorney and rancher, former state legislator and state treasurer
    Treasurer
    A treasurer is the person responsible for running the treasury of an organization. The adjective for a treasurer is normally "tresorial". The adjective "treasurial" normally means pertaining to a treasury, rather than the treasurer.-Government:...

  • Derrick Martin
    Derrick Martin
    Derrick Martin is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft...

     – cornerback for the Green Bay Packers
    Green Bay Packers
    The Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The Packers are the current NFL champions...

  • Leonard McEwan
    Leonard McEwan
    Leonard A. McEwan was an American jurist who was a member of both the Wyoming Supreme Court, which meets in the capital city of Cheyenne, and the Fourth Judicial District Court, which convenes in Sheridan and serves Sheridan and Johnson counties...

     – former member of the Wyoming Supreme Court
    Wyoming Supreme Court
    The Wyoming Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The Court consists of a Chief Justice and four Associate Justices. Each Justice is appointed by the Governor of Wyoming for an eight-year term. The five Justices select the Chief Justice from amongst themselves. The person...

     and the Fourth District Court in Sheridan
    Sheridan, Wyoming
    Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The 2010 census put the population at 17,444 and a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 29,116...

  • M. Margaret McKeown
    M. Margaret McKeown
    Mary Margaret McKeown, usually styled as M. Margaret McKeown is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and is based in San Diego, California. McKeown, a native of Casper, Wyoming, has served on the Ninth Circuit since her confirmation in 1998...

     – judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a U.S. federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts:* District of Alaska* District of Arizona...

  • Matt Mead
    Matt Mead
    Matthew Hansen "Matt" Mead , is the 32nd and current Governor of Wyoming.-Early Life:Mead is the son of Peter Mead and Mary Hansen Mead , the GOP gubernatorial nominee in 1990, and the grandson of the late Governor and U.S. Senator Clifford P. Hansen...

     – Governor of Wyoming
  • Ron Micheli
    Ron Micheli
    Joseph Ronald Micheli, known as Ron Micheli , is a former director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture who also served from 1977-1992 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. He ran a strong third-place finish as a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010. His primary...

     – Wyoming Rancher, former state legislator and Wyoming Director of Agriculture
  • Stephen Nicholas
    Stephen Nicholas
    Stephen Leron Nicholas is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Falcons in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL draft. He played college football at South Florida.-Early years:Nicholas played high school football at...

     – founder of Incarnation Children's Center
    Incarnation Children's Center
    Incarnation Children's Center is a nursing facility for children living with HIV in New York City. From 1989 until 2000 the center operated as a foster care boarding home; since then it has concentrated on providing medical care...

     (for children with AIDS/HIV); chief of pediatrics, Harlem Hospital
  • Jay Novacek
    Jay Novacek
    Jay McKinley Novacek is a former American football tight end in the National Football League who played for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys . Novacek was a five-time Pro Bowler, who was selected to play each year from 1991 through 1995...

     – 5-time pro bowl
    Pro Bowl
    In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League . Since the merger with the rival American Football League in 1970, it has been officially called the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl, matching the top players in the American Football Conference against those...

     NFL Tight End
    Tight end
    The tight end is a position in American football on the offense. The tight end is often seen as a hybrid position with the characteristics and roles of both an offensive lineman and a wide receiver. Like offensive linemen, they are usually lined up on the offensive line and are large enough to be...

  • Blake Neubert – Artist
  • Carleton Opgaard
    Carleton Opgaard
    Carleton Opgaard is a noted American college and university administrator and founding president of Vancouver Island University.-Biography:...

     – noted educator
  • Bryan Pedersen
    Bryan Pedersen
    Bryan K. Pedersen is a financial consultant with RBC Wealth Management in Cheyenne, Wyoming, who is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives...

     – state representative
  • Ernest Dichmann Peek
    Ernest Dichmann Peek
    Ernest Dichmann Peek was a Major General in the United States Army.-Biography:Peek was born on November 18, 1878 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He would attend the Babson Institute and later obtain a L.L.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Peek died on April 22, 1950 in San Francisco,...

     – U.S. Army Major General
  • Owen Petersen
    Owen Petersen
    Owen Petersen is a Republican member of the Wyoming State House of Representatives for the 19th district, encompassing Uinta County.-Biography:...

    , Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
    Wyoming House of Representatives
    The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 60 Representatives in the House, representing an equal amount of single-member constituent districts across the state, each with a population of at least 9,000. The House convenes at the Wyoming...

    .
  • Wayde Preston
    Wayde Preston
    Wayde Preston or William Erskine Strange was a television actor noted for the series Colt .45 and for his appearance as Waco Williams in a 1958 episode of Maverick entitled "The Saga of Waco Williams"...

     – television actor
  • Theo Ratliff
    Theo Ratliff
    Theophilus Curtis Ratliff , better known as Theo Ratliff, is an American professional basketball player who last played with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. Primarily a center, he was an excellent shot-blocker who has led the league three times in blocks per game...

     – Center for the Charlotte Bobcats
    Charlotte Bobcats
    The Charlotte Bobcats is a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. The Bobcats were established in 2004 as an expansion team, two seasons after Charlotte's previous NBA...

     of the NBA
    National Basketball Association
    The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. It consists of thirty franchised member clubs, of which twenty-nine are located in the United States and one in Canada...

  • Charles E. Richardson
    Charles E. Richardson
    Charles E. Richardson was a publisher of the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He worked in his family newspaper business throughout his youth before attending the University of Wyoming at Laramie and entering the United States Army...

     (1934–2009) – publisher of the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner
    Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner
    The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner is the daily newspaper of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County in southwestern Wyoming. Published Tuesday-Saturday, the newspaper had previous names until 1965, when it adapted the current Daily Rocket-Miner.The paper expanded to a two-story building in 1974. It is...

    newspaper
    Newspaper
    A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

     in Rock Springs
    Rock Springs, Wyoming
    Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 18,708 at the 2000 census. Rock Springs is the principal city of the Rock Springs micropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 37,975....

  • Ken Sailors
    Ken Sailors
    Kenneth L. Sailors is an American former professional basketball player. A guard, he is notable for popularizing the jump shot as an alternative to the two-handed, flat-footed set shot....

     – Invented the jump shot and is a former NBA player
  • Robert Schliske
    Robert Schliske
    Robert Paul Edward Schliske, I , was a founder of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne and a former Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives. He served in the House from 1971-1975 during the administration of Republican Governor Stanley K...

     (1924–2007) – state representative from Laramie County
    Laramie County, Wyoming
    Laramie County is the most populous of the 23 counties of the U.S. state of Wyoming. The county is located in the southeastern corner of the state. The county's population was 91,738 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital...

     and a founder of Laramie County Community College
    Laramie County Community College
    Laramie County Community College is a full-service community college in Laramie County, Wyoming, with campuses in Cheyenne and Laramie and outreach centers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and in Pine Bluffs. LCCC was established in 1968....

  • General
    General
    A general officer is an officer of high military rank, usually in the army, and in some nations, the air force. The term is widely used by many nations of the world, and when a country uses a different term, there is an equivalent title given....

     Peter J. Schoomaker – Army Chief of Staff
  • Jack Schofield
    Jack Schofield
    Jack Schofield is a British technology journalist and former Computer Editor for The Guardian newspaper, for whom he started writing a weekly computer column in 1983. He joined the staff to launch the newspaper's computer section in 1985...

     – Retired USAF Colonel, Head of Nevada Test Site
  • Claire Schreiner
    Claire Schreiner
    Claire Schreiner is an American beauty pageant winner and former athlete. She was the Miss Wyoming USA 2010 titleholder and placed 11th at the Miss USA 2010 pageant.-Personal life:...

     – Miss Wyoming USA 2010 and placed at the Miss USA 2010
    Miss USA 2010
    Miss USA 2010, the 59th edition of the Miss USA pageant, was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16, 2010. Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, crowned her successor, Rima Fakih of Michigan as Miss USA 2010 at the...

     pageant finals
  • Marlan Scully
    Marlan Scully
    Marlan Orvil Scully is a physicist best known for his work in theoretical quantum optics. He is currently a professor at Texas A&M University and Princeton University. He has authored over 700 scientific articles, as well as standard textbooks such as “Laser Physics” and “Quantum Optics” ...

     – theoretical physicist
    Theoretical physics
    Theoretical physics is a branch of physics which employs mathematical models and abstractions of physics to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena...

  • Joseph D. Selby
    Joseph D. Selby
    Joseph David Selby was a Cheyenne lawyer who served as municipal judge from 1978–1982 and as a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from District 41 in Laramie County from 1995-1997....

     (1950–2007) – attorney and former state legislator from Cheyenne
  • Matthew Shepard
    Matthew Shepard
    Matthew Wayne Shepard was a student at the University of Wyoming who was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998...

     (1976–1998) – victim of notable murder off campus, inspired The Laramie Project
    The Laramie Project
    The Laramie Project is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie,...

  • Alan K. Simpson
    Alan K. Simpson
    Alan Kooi Simpson is an American politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming as a member of the Republican Party. His father, Milward L. Simpson, was also a member of the U.S...

     – former U.S. Senator
  • Milward Simpson – former Wyoming Governor and U.S. Senator
  • Todd Skinner
    Todd Skinner
    Todd Richard Skinner was an American free climber. His climbing achievements included the first free ascents of many routes around the world and the world's first free ascent of a grade 7 climb....

     – free climber
    Free climbing
    Free climbing is a type of rock climbing in which the climber uses only hands, feet and other parts of the body to ascend, employing ropes and forms of climbing protection to prevent falls only....

  • Gerry Spence
    Gerry Spence
    Gerry Spence is a trial lawyer in the United States. In 2008, he announced he would retire, at age 79, at the end of the Geoffrey Fieger trial in Detroit, MI. Spence states that he "has never lost a criminal case either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney...

     – trial lawyer, author, and television legal consultant
  • Michael John Sullivan – a former governor of Wyoming and United States ambassador to Ireland
  • Dick Termes
    Dick Termes
    Dick Termes is an innovative American artist who uses a six point perspective system that he devised to create unique paintings on large spheres called Termespheres.-Termespheres:...

     – artist
  • Craig Thomas – U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator
  • Richard V. Thomas
    Richard V. Thomas
    Richard Van Thomas was a member of the Wyoming Supreme Court, having served from December 1974 until his retirement in February 2001. From 1985–1986, he was chief justice of the Wyoming high court.-Background:...

     (1932–2010) – Wyoming Supreme Court
    Wyoming Supreme Court
    The Wyoming Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The Court consists of a Chief Justice and four Associate Justices. Each Justice is appointed by the Governor of Wyoming for an eight-year term. The five Justices select the Chief Justice from amongst themselves. The person...

     justice, 1974–2001
  • Thomas E. Trowbridge
    Thomas E. Trowbridge
    Thomas E. Trowbridge, known as Tom Trowbridge , originally a dairy farmer from Carbon County, Wyoming, served as a Democrat in both houses of the Wyoming State Legislature from 1979 to 1986. He was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives for two two-year terms, and he served a single...

     – former member of both houses of the Wyoming legislature from Carbon County
    Carbon County, Wyoming
    Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2010, the population was 15,885. Its county seat is Rawlins.- History :Carbon County was organized in 1868....

  • Sol Trujillo – CEO, Telstra
    Telstra
    Telstra Corporation Limited is an Australian telecommunications and media company, building and operating telecommunications networks and marketing voice, mobile, internet access and pay television products and services....

     Corp.
  • Jim Walden
    Jim Walden
    Jim "Jimmy" Walden is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Washington State University from 1978 to 1986 and at Iowa State University from 1987 to 1994, compiling a career college football record of 72–109–7.-Playing career:Walden played...

     – former college football
    College football
    College football refers to American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities...

     head coach
    Head coach
    A head coach, senior coach or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches...

    , Wyoming's QB
    Quarterback
    Quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line...

     in late 1950s
  • Alvin Wiederspahn
    Alvin Wiederspahn
    Alvin Laramie Wiederspahn, usually known as Al Wiederspahn , is a prominent attorney in Cheyenne who served for ten years as a Democrat in the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming State Senate...

     – former member of both houses of the Wyoming legislature and prominent Cheyenne attorney
  • Justin Williams
    Justin Williams (basketball)
    Justin Williams is an American professional basketball player . Williams' agent is former NBA guard Byron Irvin.-Career:A 6'10", 260-lb...

    - Power Forward/Center for the Sacramento Kings
    Sacramento Kings
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     of the NBA
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  • Scottie Vines
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     – former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions
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  • Tony Windis
    Tony Windis
    Tony Windis is a former NBA basketball player for the Detroit Pistons. Windis played college basketball at the University of Wyoming, where he ranks 2nd all time in the school's career scoring average with 21.2 ppg. He was drafted with the second pick in the fifth round of the 1959 NBA Draft...

    - former NBA player for the Detroit Pistons
    Detroit Pistons
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  • Tom Walsh, former mayor of Casper and three-term member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
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  • Chris Prosinski
    Chris Prosinski
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     - Safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars
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