Mustang Awards

Mustang Awards is an opportunity to congratulate our students who have made significant achievements in education, leadership roles, and academic awards.

Outstanding Graduates:


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Reese Fullmer
Outstanding Graduate 2020-2021
The Outstanding Graduate is selected by a committee each year. This year, a committee of 10 employees, that included Administrators, Professionals, Faculty, and Staff from multiple areas of campus. The nomination criteria and scoring rubric consists of the students involvement on campus, leadership roles, positive impact on other students, and their ability to positively represent Western in the future.

Her nominators said: “For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, Reese has been a part of both the Resident Assistant and Student Ambassador teams. This year, Reese has been a lead RA and the lead student ambassador. With the admissions changes that occurred this academic year, Reese really stepped up to the plate. Reese did a fantastic job keeping the ambassador team organized. A lot was asked of her this academic year, and she did an incredible job keeping up. She is professional and outgoing, which has aided her as a student ambassador and as an RA. With her approachable and friendly personality, she makes both prospective and current students feel welcome. Reese always seems to have a smile on her face and is enthusiastic about everything she does. I have no doubt that Reese will represent Western in the most positive light. I know that she loves Western and has made the absolute best of her time here. She is graduating with an AA in Elementary & Early Childhood Education in pursuit of a career in education. I am honored that I have gotten to know Reese at Western as part of her academic journey. With her level of drive, I am confident she will achieve anything she sets her mind on!”


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Carly Putnam
Outstanding Graduate 2020-2021
Western Wyoming Community College announced their First Annual Dual Student of the Year in 2021. The goal of Western's Dual and Concurrent program is to provide high school students a head-start, and better prepare them to transition to college or the workplace after high school. Students can explore their options prior to enrolling as a full-time college student and still have the structural support of their high school. All Wyoming students have access to dual and concurrent enrollment at no cost to the student.

Jensen is graduating from high school with 55 college credits and a combined GPA of 3.98. In addition to her of academic studies, she is involved in the High School Theatre Club, National Honor’s Society, and is a Level III College Reading and Learning Association, Peer Tutor through the Tiger Tutors program. Her nominators said: “Carly is a dynamic, dedicated, and caring student. She continually invites college students to participate in volunteering within the community and within on-campus activities. She is part of the Peer Tutor Center where she helps on so many levels, as well as earning an internationally accredited certificate (CRLA). She has served for two years as the President of the ANTS club where she has hosted lunch and learns with other non-traditional aged students to help them engage, socialize, and even help them find scholarships to help avoid student debt. She also actively assists SGA and other clubs such as the Veterans Club and International Club when they need it, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Spanish Club, and the Garden Club. As a non-traditional student, she is a superb example of someone who is always positively impacting others along with her family. Carly will continue her education in the Honors Program at the University of Wyoming and she will always tell others how beneficial Western has been to her. But above all, she will support and continue to recommend students to attend Western because as she has stated, Western gave her a start to be a better person for her children and herself. Carly deserves to be nominated as Outstanding Graduate because she never gives up, never strays away from who she is, and above all, shows us what Western Grit and resilience really is!”

Dual Student of the Year:


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Alison Jensen, Rock Springs High School Senior
Dual Student of the Year - Western Wyoming Community College
Western Wyoming Community College announced their First Annual Dual Student of the Year for 2021. The goal of Western's Dual and Concurrent program is to provide high school students a head-start, and better prepare them to transition to college or the workplace after high school. Students can explore their options prior to enrolling as a full-time college student and still have the structural support of their high school. All Wyoming students have access to dual and concurrent enrollment at no cost to the student.

Jensen is graduating from high school with 55 college credits and a combined GPA of 3.98. In addition to her of academic studies, she is involved in the High School Theatre Club, National Honor’s Society, and is a Level III College Reading and Learning Association, Peer Tutor through the Tiger Tutors program. “Alison sets the standard high as a role model for other students to follow both inside and outside the classroom. Her perseverance and accomplishment spotlight the true partnership between Rock Springs High School and Western Wyoming College. Together, this opportunity allows Alison to pursue her future plans with ease,” stated Sweetwater School District #1 Superintendent, Kelly McGovern.

Innovative Educator of the Year:


Professional headshot of Julie Leavitt, Assistant Professor of Nursing.
Julie Leavitt, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Innovative Educator of the Year
The award winner embeds innovation in their instructional practice to create a more collaborative, student-centered, and active learning experience, thereby demonstrating connectedness with students and their learning.

“Julie incorporated a huge variety of teaching methods while delivering education at a distance. She provided wonderful discussion via Zoom meetings, and also provided a variety of resources. For example, she used video links, Picmonics, graphics with mnemonics, concept maps, group work, jeopardy style reviews, and more. Her feedback encouraged and supported growth and progress, and was helpful in shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. She was able to provide constructive feedback and build confidence. Her positive attitude was contagious and created a great learning environment,” stated a student nomination form.

Honor Roll - Spring 2021

Sweetwater County
Ian Anderson
Inaki Andikoetxea
Ian Baird
Wendy Black
Kylee Blackburn
Joel Chambers
Corey Chivers
Elizabeth Chollak
Thomas Clark
Chad Cloward
Mark Croff
Karlee Cutler
Ryan Desmond
Iris Duarte Gonzalez
Emily Foerster
Sarah Foerster
Kaelen Forrest
Stephen Gerard
Alison Gutierrez
Mickael Healey
Derek Jacobsen
Calvin Jefferies
Kreston Klein
Kayden Lancaster
Jerra Lester
Autumn Leum
Cruz Lucero
Brandon Marlo
Jaqueline Marquez
Thomas McKimm
Michael Mei
Norma Moreno
Caleb Nelson
Kaylin Nowland
Robert Patterson
Dorathea Potter
Tristan Profaizer
Carly Putnam
Jayden Robison
Jared Sharp
Kaitlynn Sharp
Wesley Smith
Cassidy Smothers
Christopher Stewart
Payton Stewart
Nadine Stotts
Audrey Talley
Annette Tanner
Kathleen Thayn
Kyla Timm
Kayla Trevino
Amanda Valles
James VonRembow
Brent Wilde
Saydee Willson
Rebecah Winward
Miranda Jay Wright
Jennifer Youngblood

 

Carbon County
Gabrielle Pitt
Whitney Prior

 

Lincoln County
Todd Clark
Duncan Elder
Reese Fullmer
Taylor Haderlie
Lachlan Johnson
Tracey Maffei
Kensie McPhee
Kaylee Merritt
Makenna Norman
Olivia Rainey
Abigail Soliday
Vienna Sotelo

 

Sublette County
Megan Johnson
Jorja Warembourg

 

Uinta County
Nathaniel Adams
McKenzie Beck
Molly Chambers
Weston Cox
Chase Critchfield
Karen Green
Nicholas Sorensen
Stacie Ward

 

Wyoming
Sarah Hissong
Caleb Nathan

 

Out of State
Megan Anderson
Eleanor Barry
Porterlyn Brown
Taylor Condie
Rebecca Cope
Jenna Czarnecki
Vanessa De Leon
Terry Gillett
Noah Harris
Anthony Herrera
Takaki Hirohata
Carsten Hughes
Kazunari Inamoto
Nanako Ishii
Abbie Jennings
Koharu Katagishi
Manami Kinjo
Yuki Miyahara
Tyce Raddon
Derek Ramos
Garrett Ricks
Jesse Robinson
Hayden Rupe
Shelby Squires
Ramsaye Wakinekona
Madison Westmoreland
 
Sweetwater County
McKayla Adkison
Alisha Adler
Dariana Alcaraz
Ty Alcorn
Leah Allen
MaryCruz Alvarez
Lewis Atkinson
Hallie Barenz
Broderick Bell
Kierra Bell
Julius Bertagnolli
Abby Bettolo
Sydney Beutel
Sierra Bird
Kenzee Blackburn
Ignes Boahene
Rhys Brandt
Gabriel Brauburger
Pamela Brewer
Jeffrey Brown
Kelsey Brown
Tyler Camphouse
Jaedan Carnahan
Kaylee Carson
Kevin Cervantes
Felicia Chambers
Carly Cramer
Elizabeth Croft
Colton Davidson
John Deru
Cole Doroha
Joshua Duckwitz
Frida Duran
Thomas Edwards
Kari Facinelli
Wyatt Fletcher
Kaylee Fry
Luz Garcia
Travis Gilmore
Gage Givens
Edgar Granados
Casey Harmon
Audrie Harrison
Caden Haskins
Abigail Hodder
Jazmine Hopkin
Issac Howard
Stevie Isbelle
Taylor Jenkins
Margaret Jensen
Catherine Johnson
Ingran Johnson
Crystal Jordan
Kevin Kennis
Dakota Killett
Jason Kragovich
Shanndan Lamorie
Seanna Latimer
Derek Lionberger
Elizabeth Litchfield
Jamie Loredo-Vazquez
Edward Lucero
Spencer MacLellan
Raquel Maestas
Joshua Martinez
Robert Martinez
Joshua Mattson
Allison McConnell
Kevin Mei
Tinker Meyer
Miranda Michael
Anisha Middleton
MaKalie Mignerey
Benjamin Miller
Lain Mitchelson
Jakob Moeller
Timothy Morgan
Julie Moss
Andrea Nations
Trinidy Nelson
Tanner Olmsted
Kaycee Olsen
Beyonce Ortiz
Leena Owens
Ericka Parker
Camryn Pierantoni
Brissa Proa
Laura Prochnow
Lauren Profaizer
Reid Rathbun
Robert Reed
Gregory Reese
Kassandra Reyes
Jacob Riding
Cheryl Rixey
Jessica Robison
Faith Roby
Dereck Russell
Quinn Saldana
Deanna Seals
Christina Serafini
Korbin Serrano
Matthew Seymour
Alexander Shafe
Sheridan Sherwin
Krista Simkin
Ashley Simpson
Jason Starkey
Chase Stoeger
Lindy Strock
Paola Terrazas
Karrington Torrey
Payton Tucker
Riley Tuhoski
Zoe Turner
Cole Ungaro
Guy Vandenberg
Kris Varndell
Johnathan Velez
Rylee Walker
Alyssa Waters
Dejanae Westbrook
Lexy Westwood
Hayden Williams
Heather Williams
Veronica Windom
Ashlyn Wolfe
Gabrielle Young

 

Carbon County
Monica Garcia
Jenna Garwood
Damien Kroese Olivas
Ashlyn Nibert

 

Lincoln County
Laycee Cazier
Trent Clark
Brady Fullmer
Jake Gardner
Kellen Hansen
Preston Howes
Frances Hunting
Spencer Larson
Michael Moyes
Jayden Nield
Garrett Nielson
Wes Teichert
David Walker

 

Sublette County
Meleah Covill
Micaela Craig
Joshua Dollar
Grace Fox
Trinity Hunt
Inez O'Connor
Angelina Vitanza

 

Uinta County
Lavina Alderette
Elijah Archuleta
Cody Carwile
Tyson Condos
Jace Covington
Victoria Daniels
Sophia Davis
Caden Elardi
Austin Elmer
Abigail Fanos
Kristina Fraughton
Alexandra Hansen
Jennifer Harris
Madison Harris
Chantae Hendrickson
Shantell Henry
Madison Johnson
Kimball Madsen
Marcella Monroe
Makita Moore
Jessica Plummer
Wanda Ramirez
Joshua Rampelburg
Olivia Reifon
Jessie Roundy
Heather Sperazza
Caden Stoll
Stella Thompson
Trenten Wells
Mikaela Williams
Rebecca Williams
Shaelyn Wilson

 

Wyoming
Andrew Nicholson
Reagan Rockhold

 

Out of State
Haruka Aoki
Abbie Barajas
Kaygen Canfield
Thomas Carrillo
Mason Christiansen
Marcus Collins
Riggen Cordingley
Brenna Cragun
Zoe Fernandez
Alana Floyd
Graishous Greener
Gaige Hardy
Peighton Harward
Hinata Horikawa
Nana Ito
Cole Jensen
Yuki Kondo
Hannah Lamon
Josie Loock
Savannah McEwan
Sullivan Menard
Kyra Meredith
Anni Molgard
Kidus Negeri
Lucas Pimenta Sa
Jenna Proctor
Peyton Ringling
Prince Shyaka
Brynn Soelberg
Masahiro Sota
Destiny Summers
Akiho Tokuda
Ciarra Valdez
Abigail Van Vossen
Haruka Yamazaki

 

Sweetwater County
Dhruv Ahuja
Kayleigh Allison
Britney Alvarez
Alison Arnoldi
Esther Bae
Holly Blau
Kael Brady
Kelley Brown
Indiana Byrnes
Rocco Coppolo
Valeria Dominguez
Chantel Estrada
Ernest Evans
Abby Hautala
Alison Jensen
Karsyn Keith
Karli March
Jose Martinez
Addyson Neff
Candace Newmeyer
Sarah Norton
Marissa Petty
Carrie Piazza
Julianna Pizzato
Brittany Pope
Tonya Preston
Austin Quintrall
Raul Ramos
Suzanne Rozelle-Wright
Rosibel Sabeh
Andrea Sanchez Walk
Jacqueline Santiago
McKenzie Skiles
Isabella Spicer
Elizabeth Stott
Kayde Strauss
Tiffany Summa
Steve Tatum
Esengul Unal
Jacquelyn Vaquera
Victoria Watkins
Sofie Westbrook
Velala White
Madison Yoak

 

Carbon County
Jessica Archuleta
Adrienne Dandy
Jennifer Kyle
Alexandra Martinez
Blair Nelson
Kendra Sisneros
Leann Spilski
Sabrina Trevathan
Heather Ward

 

Lincoln County
Jordan Collins
Chantilly Edwards
Kelli Harris
Kristina Hinton
Makenzie Linford
Darlene Lytle
James Lytle
Stevie Randall
David Stubbs
Porter Terry

 

Sublette County
McKinley Boulter

 

Uinta County
Bryanna Barker
Abby Bell
Sofya Bratishko
Connie Brown
Monique Cole
Kimberlee Coon
Gavin DeRosas
Audrey Deshner
Amber Easton
Christine Gines
Michelle Gutierrez
Michael Larson
Miriam Mendoza
Siarra Short
Caitlin Stephens
Laycee Tippetts
Mikal Welling
ShanDee Welling

 

Wyoming
Amber Henning
Sean Ryan

 

Out of State
Scott Schamber

 

Western Student Leader Groups 

Ryan Desmond - SGA President, Drew Beardall - SGA Vice President, Yadi Vicencio - Secretary, Frida Duran - Treasurer, Eliza Morin - Senate Speaker, Xitlaly Chavarria - CAB Coordinator, Jennifer Baguma.

Shaelyn Wilson- Head Resident Assistant, Duncan Elder, McCora Wolfley, Reese Fullmer, Lucas Sa, Koharu Katagishi, Kazunari Inamoto, Akiho Tokuda, Gavin Patterson, and Ryohei Abe 

Reese Fullmer - Student Ambassador Team Lead, Alek Lawson, Brady Fullmer, Cassie Whittaker, Darbi Sessions, Duncan Elder, Frances Hunting, Harper Hewitt, and Jazmine Higgs.

Phi Theta Kappa

Sigma Ki Chapter - Western Wyoming Community College

Carly Putnam, Siobhan Lally, Jakob Moeller, Hayden Rupe, Timothy Erickson, Yuki Miyahara, Nanako Ishii, Jennifer Youngblood, Justin Bair, Norma Nelson, Michael Moyes, Victoria Watkins, Alana Floyd, Derek Jacobsen, Rhys Brandt, Lucus Pimenta Sa, Heather Kroupa, Cheryl Rixey, Kazunari Inamoto, Saydee Willson, Alexander Shafe, Koharu Katagishi

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