Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"That's WY"

Earlier this spring I traveled to Chicago for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)conference with several staff and faculty from Northwest College. It was great to spend time together and learn more about HLC and accreditation processes.
As faculty member Aura Newlin and I were walking from the 'L' Train to the conference hotel, we cheered when the "That's Wy" bus drove by. We thought it was a thoughtful was a way for Chicago to welcome us to their city. 
I learned last week that the summer season United flights from Chicago to Cody are filling up. That's Wy!   

That's WY -  in Chicago 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On the radio

Here is a recording of an interview I did on the Big Horn Radio network last week recapping the college's successes this year, as well as our challenges as we confront our budget situation.

From Speak Your Piece (May 5, 2016)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Commencement

As we prepare for commencement on Saturday, I am proud to let you know that we have 295 students who have applied for graduation this spring. We will have just over 200 students go though ceremonies this weekend.

As hard as our students have worked to earn their certificates and degrees, faculty and staff are also to be commended for all they have done to support them on their journey. I appreciate the long hours they have spent helping students through personal challenges, assisting with technology, and with multitudes of class projects. They have traveled with students to national tournaments, state awards ceremonies, and academic conferences. Graduates have benefited from the incredible array of knowledge that faculty are consistently willing to give day in and day out.

Northwest College is truly a student-centered institution. We exemplify it in all we do throughout the school year; but it is at commencement where we truly shine. Commencement is about celebrating the accomplishments of our students - past, present, and future. I am proud to lead a college that values this time-honored tradition by focusing on students.

See you on Saturday!