Six Northern Wyoming Community College District students, three from Sheridan College and three from Gillette College, were recognized last night as members of the 2020 All-Wyoming Academic Team at this year’s Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Awards Ceremony & Legislative Reception at Laramie County Community College.
Each year, Wyoming community colleges nominate high-achieving students to represent them at the state level. To be eligible, students must demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. In addition, they must complete an All-USA Academic Team application.
Representing Sheridan College this year are Anya Tuft, Ansar Gubin and Katherine Emond.
Tuft, from Evanston, Wyoming, is a second-year exercise science major who plans to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in kinesiology. An international student from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Gubin is a second-year culinary arts and business major who plans to pursue his bachelor’s degree in business. Emond, a first-year engineering technology student from Malta, Montana, plans to enter the workforce after graduation.
Tasha Walker, James Soesbe and Sarah Crawford are the nominees from Gillette College.
Walker, from Emmett, Idaho, is a second-year health science student who plans to transfer to pursue her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, and wants to eventually move on to medical school to specialize in neuroradiology. Soesbe is a second-year student from Gillette in the machine tool technology program who plans to enter into the workforce after graduation. Crawford is a second-year nursing student from Sundance, Wyoming, who plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in nursing.
“We are tremendously proud of our students who were selected for this prestigious honor,” said NWCCD President Dr. Walt Tribley. “These students not only excel academically, but also demonstrate outstanding leadership on campus and in their respective communities.”
The student who receives the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state is named a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar or a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. The program annually recognizes 104 Scholars nationwide. Each New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the Association of Community College Trustees Congress while the New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars receive special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention. Each state’s winners will be announced in late March.
### Photo: Northern Wyoming Community College District students pose with NWCCD President Dr. Walt Tribley at the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Awards Ceremony at Laramie County Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. From left to right: Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Walt Tribley, Tasha Walker, Gillette College; Ansar Gubin, Sheridan College; Cody Elliot, Gillette College; Katherine Emond, Sheridan College; and Sarah Crawford, Gillette College.