The World Needs More Cowboys

‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration
September 14 in Sheridan
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Free to the public

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 during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Sheridan.

The public is invited to the event from 5-6:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. 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 the state’s community colleges to boost entrepreneurism and the state’s economy, among other topics.

Fallon Lewis, assistant coach of UW’s defending Mountain West Conference Tournament champion women’s basketball team, also will offer some remarks. She’s a Tongue River High School graduate.

They’ll be joined by current UW students from Sheridan County, who will discuss their experiences at the state’s university.

UW admissions representatives will be on hand to answer questions and interact with attendees on topics including the Cowboy Commitment, UW’s merit- and 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 students.

Additionally, UW alumnus Kristi Von Krosigk will talk about how UW prepared her for her career and role in the community — and what it means to her to be a UW Cowboy. Von Krosigk 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.” Von Krosigk is a student-teaching facilitator for UW in Sheridan County and owner of downtown retail business The Union at the Montgomery.

The Sheridan County event is the 21st in a series of events planned around the state in counties where UW alumni featured in the advertising live and work.