University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel hosted the members of UW’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board for the 42nd annual Top Prof dinner to honor the professors each member selected who have positively influenced their lives at UW.
These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed.
“‘Top Prof’ is an event that our members value greatly, as it allows students to recognize the faculty who have had an impact on their lives,” says Christine Wade, an associate professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the adviser to the UW chapter. “Faculty are always honored to be recognized as a ‘Top Prof,’ because this is a student-driven selection process.”
Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development; promotes service to colleges and universities; and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. UW chapter members participate in numerous projects and activities throughout the year, both on campus and in the Laramie community.
“Any function that brings together our excellent students and faculty for an evening of recognition is a particularly special event,” Seidel says. “Our faculty are often the unsung heroes on a daily basis, and I was honored to be part of this special evening.”
Four faculty members within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources received “Top Prof” honors.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Mortar Board students, their hometowns, and their Top Profs are:
- Madison Blaeser, Bennett, Colo. — Kassandra Willingham, Department of Molecular Biology.
- Emily Eck,Forestville, Calif. — Kerry Sondgeroth, Department of Veterinary Sciences.
- Alexis King, Green River — Bridget Decker, Department of Molecular Biology.
- Connor Rindler, Laramie — Jill Keith, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.