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    Letter from Shelley Dodd, Director of Admissions

    August 14, 2017

    Alumni and Friends of the University of Wyoming -

    The largest incoming freshmen class will start at the University of Wyoming on August 30! On behalf of the University of Wyoming Admissions Team, we want to thank each and every one of you for all that you do to promote the university and share its wonderful stories.  With strong support starting with President Laurie Nichols, continuing with administrators, faculty, staff, current students and our alumni – we did it! We are excited to welcome a class where 50% of our students are from the wonderful State of Wyoming, 25% come from Colorado and the remaining 25% from all across the country including California, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Washington and Oregon just to name a few.

    We know it makes a difference when prospective students and their parents see UW’s Steamboat along with Brown and Gold throughout the country on a sticker on the back of your vehicles, on your t-shirts, or when our beloved Cowboy or Cowgirl students get national recognition.  I can’t tell you how many times I am stopped when someone sees me wearing Steamboat. I love to tell the story of UW and the incredible impact it has on our young adults.

    UW’s students come from various backgrounds.  Some are first generation and work hard to navigate the ins and outs of college, others are children of alumni coming from different places and have grown up with Steamboat in their homes, or others find UW during their college search process.  In Admissions it is truly a team effort.  UW’s Admission Representatives spend six months out of the year travelling to high schools or college fairs, connecting with prospective students and parents; processors work with students to help them throughout the application process; and at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center in our Tomé Student Admissions Office staff and student ambassadors spend time showing visiting families what college life is like at UW through campus tours and different events.

    In addition to a fantastic Admissions Team, we are grateful to Keener Fry, Executive Director of the Alumni Association that led a team of dedicated alumni who wrote letters or notecards to admitted students this past year.  Your efforts made a difference.  UW is known for its kindness, its loyalty and its dedication to students.  Your letters confirmed these values.  We will need your help this upcoming year, for those who want to join our efforts, Keener is looking for more volunteers.  Please contact him directly at

    As I close, I am a proud third generation UW graduate.  I am also excited to share with you that my son, Taylor, chose UW and will start this fall becoming a fourth generation UW student.  There is something very special about this place, the faculty and staff want to see students accomplish their goals and they celebrate student success. UW makes memories, lifelong friendships, educates the next generation and builds character which guide students to life after college.  I am very happy my son will experience all the different opportunities which make UW great!

    I am honored to serve our students and stand with you in Brown and Gold.  Go Pokes!

    Thanks for all you do,



    Shelley Dodd B.S. ’93, M.P.A. ‘01

    Director of Admission

    (307) 766-4273 |