It’s no secret that the budget issues in the State of Wyoming are impacting the university. Our state and UW has been the recipient of the benefits from natural resources for some time now. Those benefits, however, come at the expense of an economic boom and bust cycle. I can’t say if the boom that we’ve seen over the past decade will return, but I do know that the University of Wyoming will go forward admirably and with distinction. Our history and the heritage we want to leave behind for our own successors demands it.
Fortunately, the University of Wyoming still has one natural resource upon which it can depend. That resource is the 122,000 alumni around the world that call UW their alma mater. All of us have the ability in some way to play a role in the ongoing excellence at the university. We can engage and recruit potential students in our communities with stories of our time on campus and the benefits gained from a UW education. We can help current students find internships and post-graduation employment opportunities. We can donate to scholarships and UW giving programs. Lastly, we can all continue to share the pride that comes with a degree from UW.
The UW Alumni Association offers many ways to stay involved in UW. The fall is packed with many events, hosted by the Association and through our alumni networks, for alumni to gather. In addition, we have a special Homecoming 2016 planned and we would welcome you home.
Best in Brown and Gold,