Exemplary Alumni

Spirit of the Thunderbird

Exemplary Alumni

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.


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. 
  • 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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