Wyoming

Amanda

PSEP (Healthcare)
2011
2015
Colorado State University
Veterinary medicine

I just finished my first year of veterinary school at Colorado State University. Since my home state of Wyoming does not have a veterinary college, I was fortunate enough to be sponsored by my state through the WICHE program. This program has allowed me to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. When I think of my classmates who are paying out-of-state tuition, I am so thankful that I have the WICHE program to help me keep my student loans to a reasonable amount. Even though Wyoming does not require WICHE students to return to the state after graduation, I plan on returning anyway because I want to give back to the state that has given me so much. I hope the legislators continue to support this invaluable program, even in these tough economic times.
Amanda Staples

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I just finished my first year of veterinary school at Colorado State University. Since my home state of Wyoming does not have a veterinary college, I was fortunate enough to be sponsored by my state through the WICHE program. This program has allowed me to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. When I think of my classmates who are paying out-of-state tuition, I am so thankful that I have the WICHE program to help me keep my student loans to a reasonable amount. Even though Wyoming does not require WICHE students to return to the state after graduation, I plan on returning anyway because I want to give back to the state that has given me so much. I hope the legislators continue to support this invaluable program, even in these tough economic times.

Brianne

PSEP (Healthcare)
2008
Class of 2012
Colorado State University Veterinary School
Veterinary Medicine

WICHE has helped me so much. Words can not explain the gratitude I feel for receiving PSEP support. I will graduate in 2012 without the feeling of drowning in debt for a lifetime. I can begin a job without the pressure of paying back as many loans while my husband and I are starting a family. Thank you so much, WICHE!

Brianne Andreen

What is your home state of residency?: 
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WICHE has helped me so much. Words can not explain the gratitude I feel for receiving PSEP support. I will graduate in 2012 without the feeling of drowning in debt for a lifetime. I can begin a job without the pressure of paying back as many loans while my husband and I are starting a family. Thank you so much, WICHE!

John

PSEP (Healthcare)
2008
Class of 2012
Colorado State University, Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine

I would not have been able to go to veterinary school without WICHE. The cost of tuition is already ridiculous; add onto that the cost of out-of-state fees and I would have spent the rest of my life paying off loans. While Wyoming does not require me to return after graduation, it is the only place that I would like to live and work. John Knudsen

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I would not have been able to go to veterinary school without WICHE. The cost of tuition is already ridiculous; add onto that the cost of out-of-state fees and I would have spent the rest of my life paying off loans. While Wyoming does not require me to return after graduation, it is the only place that I would like to live and work.

Ashley

PSEP (Healthcare)
2011 (academic year 2012)
Class of 2013
A.T. Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant

I am a physician assistant (PA) student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. My home state of Wyoming did not have a PA program, so I had to enroll out of state. WICHE’s PSEP has made attending PA school affordable. It has cut my tuition expenses dramatically. I am very grateful to this program. Without it, it would have been difficult for me to attend graduate school. It is my desire to come back to Wyoming to practice and return the investment made in me. I urge our legislators to continue to support this wonderful program.

Ashley Aylward

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I am a physician assistant (PA) student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. My home state of Wyoming did not have a PA program, so I had to enroll out of state. WICHE’s PSEP has made attending PA school affordable. It has cut my tuition expenses dramatically. I am very grateful to this program. Without it, it would have been difficult for me to attend graduate school. It is my desire to come back to Wyoming to practice and return the investment made in me. I urge our legislators to continue to support this wonderful program.

Joel

PSEP (Healthcare)
2010
Class of 2012
A.T. Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant

I feel extremely blessed to have received WICHE support. I have a wife and three children, so the amount of money I require is considerably more than a single student. My program is so intense that I would not have been able to work outside of class/clinicals and still do well. My home state does not have a PA program, so I knew that I was headed elsewhere from the very beginning. It was very much in my thoughts to apply to schools that were WICHE participants. I was able to go to a great school with great faculty who care about my education. I strongly urge anyone involved in decisions about WICHE to continue supporting this opportunity. It really makes a difference in the lives of those who are fortunate enough to receive it!

Joel Robertson

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I feel extremely blessed to have received WICHE support. I have a wife and three children, so the amount of money I require is considerably more than a single student. My program is so intense that I would not have been able to work outside of class/clinicals and still do well. My home state does not have a PA program, so I knew that I was headed elsewhere from the very beginning. It was very much in my thoughts to apply to schools that were WICHE participants. I was able to go to a great school with great faculty who care about my education. I strongly urge anyone involved in decisions about WICHE to continue supporting this opportunity. It really makes a difference in the lives of those who are fortunate enough to receive it!

Leslie

WRGP (Graduate Studies)
2011
Class of 2012
University of Utah College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

I am currently enrolled at the University of Utah in the College of Nursing. The program has far exceeded my expectations and I am most grateful that the college offers an executive format where I can engage in direct dialogue with my colleagues and professors every three weeks. The program was unavailable in Wyoming when I applied and my travel time is greatly reduced with the close approximation of the university to my home in Wyoming. Without WICHE support, I would not be able to afford this program. THANK YOU to all who make this program possible.

Leslie Rozier

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I am currently enrolled at the University of Utah in the College of Nursing. The program has far exceeded my expectations, and I am most grateful that the college offers an executive format where I can engage in direct dialogue with my colleagues and professors every three weeks. The program was unavailable in Wyoming when I applied, and my travel time is greatly reduced with the close approximation of the university to my home in Wyoming. Without WICHE support, I would not be able to afford this program. Thank you to all who make this program possible.

Sheri

WRGP (Graduate Studies)
2011
Class of 2014
University of Utah
Occupational Therapy Doctorate

I have long wanted to return to school to pursue an advanced degree, but living in Wyoming and having a family limited my options. I discovered an OTD program at the University of Utah and decided that this was the program for me. The program is designed for working professional and is entirely on-line. Courses are relevant to each student's area of study and allows each of us to pursue a specific area of interest.

Having the opportunity to receive WICHE funds has made participation financially affordable for my family. In addition the program has allowed me to pursue an advanced degree while remaining at home and continuing to work in Wyoming as an Occupational Therapist. I was so excited to discover the many positive that resulted from this partnership between many higher education instituted which provides unique opportunities for those of us who have strong tied and commitments to a small rural state.

Thanks so much to the wonderful opportunity.

Sheri Montgomery, OTR/L, FAOTA

What is your home state of residency?: 
admin
I have long wanted to return to school to pursue an advanced degree, but living in Wyoming and having a family limited my options. I discovered an occupational therapy doctorate program at the University of Utah and decided that this was the program for me. The program is designed for working professionals and is entirely online. Courses are relevant to each student's area of study and allow each of us to pursue a specific area of interest. WICHE has made participation affordable for my family. In addition, the program has allowed me to pursue an advanced degree while remaining at home and continuing to work in Wyoming as an occupational therapist. I was so excited to discover the many positives that resulted from this partnership between higher education institutions; it provides unique opportunities for those of us who have strong ties and commitments to a small rural state.

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