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Graduates of the University of Wyoming Honors Program are recognizing teachers who have influenced their academic success.

The honorees were selected as the "pre-college teacher who was especially memorable as an influence on intellectual development or choice of career."

The teachers were recognized at UW's recent 116th spring commencement. Each received a certificate for, "The positive influence you have had in shaping tomorrow's leaders," and a letter of appreciation from Duncan Harris, UW Honors Program director.

The UW Honors Program offers students a sequence of challenging core courses, extracurricular activities and an independent research project within their majors. Those who graduate from the program must have a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. Entering freshmen are admitted to the program on the basis of superior high school grade point average and high scores on national tests. Transfer students who have a 3.25 college GPA are also eligible to participate.

The honored teachers, schools and their nominating students and majors are:

  • CHEYENNE — Tim Webb, Cheyenne East High School, James Hamilton, chemistry/biology/Honors Program.
  • CODY — Karen Carney, Cody High School, Charles Christensen, finance/Honors Program.
  • GREEN RIVER — Jamie Anderson, Western Wyoming Community College, Christopher King, psychology/Honors Program.
  • LARAMIE — James Richard, Laramie Senior High School, Erin Stoesz, geology/Honors Program.
  • SHERIDAN — Peter Hawkins, Sheridan High School, Dianne M. Reed, French/international studies/Honors Program.
  • THERMOPOLIS — Wayne Ward, Thermopolis Middle School, Gavin Philips, computer science/Honors Program; William H. Malloy, Hot Springs County High School, Kellie R. Nelson, communications/political science/Honors Program.
  • TORRINGTON — Katherine Patrick, Torrington High School, Patrick Harris, psychology/Honors Program.