Exemplary Alumni

For Their Commitment to the Institution and Their Success

In 1996, Casper College celebrated its 50th anniversary. During the anniversary celebration “The Spirit of the Thunderbird”, a monumental brass sculpture by Casper College’s own Chris Navarro, was dedicated. There was also a banquet honoring 50 exemplary alumni in honor of the college’s 50 successful years. Exemplary alumni were chosen for their commitment to the institution and their success following graduation.

75th Anniversary Exemplary Alumni Honorees

  • Dr. Asher Albertson Casper College: AS, 2003 Neurologist at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dale Anderson        Casper College: AS 1993, Director of Fire Science program at CC and community volunteer
  • Jim Anderson          Casper College: AB 1974, State Senator
  • Father Kevin Burke Casper College: 1972, Vice President for Mission at Regis University in Denver, CO
  • Rachelle Carnesale Casper College: AA 1987, Superior Court Judge in Fulton City, GA
  • Derrel Carruth      Casper College: AS 1965, Retired USDA, State Director for Rural Development
  • Brenda Creel          Casper College: AS 1982, Award-winning Principal and Educator
  • Kee Dunning          Casper College: AA 1979, Youth Counselor
  • Joshua Hamilton,  Casper College: AS 1995 and 1999, Owner Josh Hamilton Psychiatric and Behavioral Health
  • Erin Hawley, JD    Casper College: AS 2000, Faculty at University of Missouri, clerked for Supreme Court Justice Roberts
  • Lawrence Heim    Casper College: AA 1985, IT and banking professional
  • Neal Jacquot          Casper College: AA 1962, Advised the Secretary of the Interior for BLM coal leasing projects
  • Tyler Lesher            Casper College: AS 2011, Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Charlotte Hornets
  • David Long              Casper College: 1972, Retired Colorado State Patrolman
  • Reza Maleki, PhD Casper College: 1979, Senior Business Advisor for Impact Dakota
  • Patricia McInroy, MFA Casper College: AA, AA, AA 1989, Faculty at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
  • Frank Neville          Casper College: AA 1966, Founder of Williams, Porter, Day and Neville
  • Jennifer S. Rodi        Casper College: AS, AA 1996, NTSB Investigator
  • Celestina Rossi      Casper College: AB 1995, Senior Crime investigator with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  • Melissa Salee          Casper College: AS 1997, OB/GYN Casper practice
  • Colton Sasser        Casper College: AS 2016, Co-owner of Caspar Building systems and Co-founder of Hunting with Heroes
  • Jerry Spicer            Casper College: 1968, Organizational leadership expert
  • Mike Stepp              Casper College: AAS 1980, Owner Donelle’s Chocolate and community volunteer
  • Richard Sullins      Casper College: AS 1973, Retired Faculty, development team leader at Texas Instruments
  • Guy Worthey          Casper College: AS 1995, Associate Professor of Physics at Washington State University

50th Anniversary Exemplary Alumni Honorees

  • William A. Anderson Casper College: 1947-48 A.A, Col. U.S. Army Ret., Engineer.
  • Ronald A. Baugh  Casper College: 1966-68 A.S, Consulting Geologist
  • Charlotte M. Babcock Casper College: 1947-49 A.A., Freelance writer, and poet
  • Steven L. Bealer    Casper College: 1967-69 A.S., Professor of physiology and biophysics University of Tenn., Memphis
  • Jude M. Banahene Casper College: 1981-83 A.S., Senior project engineer Xerox Corporation
  • Bill B. Brauer          Casper College: 1954-56 A.A., CPA, chairman of the Natrona County Commissioners
  • Jamal A. Barghouti Casper College: 1967-69 A.S., Engineer, chief of operations for Conoco
  • David W. Brock      Casper College: 1969-71, World champion calf roper, an instructor and a competition judge
  • Mark Cioc                Casper College: 1970-72 A.S., Provost of Stevenson College, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Valerie A. Cavender Casper College: 1983-89/A.A.S ’85, Specialist for the court supervision of mental health offenders
  • Marie Minor Davis Casper College: 1948-64/A.A. ’50, Professional musician (soprano)
  • Gaye Strausner Cayot Casper College: 1981-1983 A.S. Mechanical engineer for Northrup.
  • Doug O. Dehning, M.D. Casper College: 1973-75 A.S., Director of vitreoretinal services
  • David L. Demorest Casper College: 1968-70 A.S., Technical director in the development of radiochemical protocol
  • Hank J. Franzen    Casper College: 1976-79 A.S., Owner Powder River Rodeo Production Company
  • Eric Dietrich          Casper College: 1972-74 A.S., Professor of philosophy, computers and cognitive science at Binghamton University
  • Kathy L. Gardner M.D. Casper College: 1977-81 A.S., Neurologist
  • Ron Franscell        Casper College: 1975-81 A.A./’78, Writer, newspaper publisher
  • Patty Boyles Goble Casper College: 1978-80 A.A., Actress, singer, dancer
  • Paul E. Hallock      Casper College: 1963-65 A.A., Executive Director of Casper College Foundation
  • Timothy B. Icenogle M.D. Casper College: 1971-73 A.S., Cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon in private practice
  • Delores Jean Hayek Casper College: 1959-61 A.A., President of the Wyoming Education Association
  • Raymond Jacquot Casper College: 1956-58 A.A., Professor of electrical engineering
  • Georgia L. Huckeby Casper College: 1958-60, Caregiver at Ferries Funeral Home
  • Perry Kaufman      Casper College: 1962-64 A.A., Educator
  • Glenn Mansur        Casper College: 1978-79, Pilot-Engineer United Airlines
  • Judge Harry E. Leimback                Casper College: 1946-48 A.A., Attorney Judge of 7th district court
  • Frieda Noell McCoy Casper College: 1963-65 A.S., (Deceased) Owner/Consultant
  • Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr. Casper College: 1969-70 A.A., Associate Professor Grand Valley State University, Michigan
  • Lawrence E. Middaugh Casper College: 1947-49 A.A., Deputy Natrona County Attorney
  • Rodney Gene Mahaffey Casper College: 1969-71 A.A., Writer, teacher
  • Diana Jean Ohman Casper College: 1968-70 A.A., Educator Wyoming Secretary of State
  • Jim Milek                Casper College: 1960-62 A.A., Professor of Biology
  • Kay Williams O’Leary D.D.S. Casper College: 1964-65 A.S., Orthodontist
  • Gail Keeney Mulligan, D.D. Casper College: 1974-76 A.A., Priest
  • Rodney L. Patik    Casper College: 1981-85/double A.S. ’84, Private Consultant
  • Holly L. Nye           Casper College: 1971-74 A.S. ’83, Lt. Cdr. USN, Ret.
  • James A. Porter      Casper College: 1965-67 A.A., President CPA Firm
  • Terry R. Spraker D.V.M. Casper College: 1966-68 A.S., Veterinary Pathologist
  • Keith E. Propp        Casper College: 1970-71, Scientist Kaman Sciences Corporation
  • Victor J. Stalick      Casper College: 1956-68 A.A., System Engineer Fujitsu Network transmission systems divisions
  • Leo Sanchez            Casper College: 1957-59 A.A., Teacher
  • Jacqueline Carpenter Valdez Casper College: 1961-63 A.A., Professor of English
  • LeRoy Strausner  Casper College: 1958-60 A.A., President Casper College
  • Robert Washut      Casper College: 1969-71 A.A., Professor of Music University of Northern Iowa
  • David H. Throgmorton Casper College: 1970-72, Vice President for Academic Affairs Barat College Illinois
  • Arlen R. Wilson    Casper College: 1960-62 A.A., Labor attache/first Administrator
  • Katherine Tripeny Casper College: 1949-51 A.A., Director St. Anthony North Side Center
  • Karen K. Wulff      Casper College: 1979, ’84-’86 A.S., CPA Gerald T. Stack and Associates
  • H.A. “Hank” True III Casper College: 1961-63 A.S., Business Owner/Entrepreneur

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