The Casper College Foundation has established an endowed scholarship to honor the former longtime president and member of the foundation board, John Jorgensen.
The John Jorgensen Theater Award Scholarship is worth $750 and will be given to an incoming freshman for the fall semester at Casper College. While the recipient can be enrolled in any degree program, they must also be a recipient of a Casper College Theater Activities Award, have a cumulative GPA of 2.0, enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours, and be a Wyoming resident who graduated from a Natrona County high school or home-schooled in Natrona County.
“John’s years of dedication to the foundation and the college is evident through all the new buildings across the campus,” said Denise Bressler, foundation director. In addition to his volunteerism, John supports through donations. Those donations include two pieces of art, the “Best Friends” bronze in front of the Casper College Student Union and University of Wyoming at Casper building, and the “Moongate” artwork, which will be in front of the new Visual Arts Center.
For many years Jorgensen was an active participant in plays produced by the Casper College Theatre and Dance Department. “John selected theater students to be the recipient of his endowed award. We hope the recipients of this award enjoy participating in Casper College plays as much as John did,” said Bressler.
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