Cocurricular Opportunities

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Cocurricular programming provides learning opportunities that support the Goals for Student Success beyond the scope of classroom requirements. Cocurricular programming at Western Wyoming Community College intentionally contributes to the educational experiences of students by complementing academic programs and courses, and by strengthening each student’s personal and professional growth, preparing them for the workforce and helping them become better citizens.

Student Opportunities: Events/Programs

Literary Festival: Watch for posters, social media posts, and campus announcements from the Theater Department.

Visiting Writers & Writing Workshops: Watch for posters and campus announcements throughout the year for author talks and workshops.                 

Visiting Performing Arts Productions: Watch for posters, social media posts, and campus announcements through out the year.  

Community Programs: In addition to the time spent in the community, the exercise science students work together to execute a number of fun and exciting community programming and events. 

Run With Sandy- Students involved with the Exercise Science program assist with this event each year.

Wellness Challenge: The Wellness Challenge is hosted by the Exercise Science Practicum students every Spring.  It is a twelve week fitness program designed to help community members progress toward their fitness and wellness goals. Pre and post fitness testing is performed to measure participant improvements.

Evidence Based Research Presentations: Watch for posters, social media posts, and campus announcements.

Wyoming INBRE: The Wyoming IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program is funded by the National Institutes for Health National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). This allows students at Western Wyoming Community College to be involved with and engage in novel scientific research. There are currently 2 professors who conduct INBRE research on campus. Dr. David Tanner and Dr. Josh Holmes. Both professors have well equipped research labs. There are many volunteer and paid position opportunities to be found in both labs. Students will have the chance to gain real experience working in an actual lab setting. These skills will translate well into many scientific, medical or biotechnology careers. Students will also have the chance to travel and present their scientific findings. This allows for a wide range of networking opportunities with professors at UW and other local universities. There are also INBRE specific scholarships for students transferring to UW and continuing scientific research.  

Research in the Holmes lab is centralized around studying bacterial subcellular localization. A major component of the lab is understanding protein-protein interactions. Skills such as basic bacterial culture techniques, DNA extraction and modification and microscopy techniques will be learned.  

Research in the Tanner lab is studying bee genetics and evolution. Another aspect of the lab is looking at the relationship between bees and their gut microbiome. Skills learned in the lab would include field sample collections, DNA purification and extraction, modern DNA sequencing and bioinformatics.  

All students from all backgrounds and majors are encouraged to reach out to either Dr. Tanner or Dr. Holmes



Mathmatics: Mathematics Advancement Center (MAC), located in room 1407 on the Rock Springs Campus, is staffed with student tutors and friendly mathematicians who are ready to help with all your math questions and needs.  The MAC holds two thrilling math talks per month!  Past talks have discussed the mathematics of river running to mathematics in movies.  As a student, attend each talk per month to be entered to win amazing prizes!

All are welcome!  Come by the MAC today to do some math, work on your homework, listen to a math talk, or to get a snack.  

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an honors society that recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. 

Impact Program: This program is through Mustang Athletics. 

Career & Transfer Fair: This event is through Western's Advising Department.

Student Opportunities: Clubs

Student Nursing Association: Membership in the SNA provides the opportunity to volunteer on campus and in our service area communities.  

Skills USA: This team competes annually against other colleges in the state of Wyoming to test their skills and knowledge.

Student Government Association (SGA): The Student Government Association (SGA) is made up of officers that are elected by students. These officers serve as your liaison to the administration of the college.

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