NWCCD offers first of three mountain lectures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                June 27, 2012

Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801/Email wsmith@sheridan.edu
Dennis Jacobs (307) 674-6446 ext. 2802/Email djacobs@sheridan.edu

NWCCD offers first of three mountain lectures

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is pleased to announce the first of three lectures in the Mountain Lecture Series held at the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus.  Dr. Jon Connolly will be presenting “Alpine Forest Ecosystems of the Bighorn Mountains” this Sunday, July 1, 2012.

“We are excited to once again invite the public to enjoy the natural surroundings at our mountain campus,” said NWCCD Dean of Health Sciences, Trudy Munsick. “Dr. Connolly’s presentation will undoubtedly be inspiring and educational.”

Connolly is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the NWCCD and is a research biologist and college instructor by training. Dr. Connolly earned his Master of Forest Science degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Maine. He has spent much of his career studying in areas of tree biology, forest ecosystem science, wood decay and the role of mold and decay in indoor air quality.

“I look forward to presenting on the forest ecosystem of the Bighorns,” said Connolly.  “There are basic and interesting aspects about the ecosystem we see every day and I want to share those details with everyone.”

All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.  Directions to Spear-O-Wigwam can be found at www.spearowigwam.com.



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