Wyoming

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?: 
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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.

Jaime

PSEP (Healthcare)
2008
Class of 2012
Pacific University, Optometry
Optometry

The availability of the WICHE program made selecting my professional school simple. With the financial help it provided I didn't second guess going to one if the top schools because it might cost more in the long run. By being able to avoid private student loans I've avoided years added on to my loan payback. That means a lot to someone going back to rural Wyoming where my patient schedule is limited by a small population.

Jaime H.

What is your home state of residency?: 
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The availability of the WICHE program made selecting my professional school simple. With the financial help it provided, I didn't second-guess going to one of the top schools because it might cost more in the long run. By being able to avoid private student loans, I've saved years on my loan payback. That means a lot to someone going back to rural Wyoming, where my patient schedule is limited by a small population.

Whittney

PSEP (Healthcare)
2009
Class of 2012
University of North Dakota
Physical Therapy

Without this program, I would not have been able to afford getting a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy. My home state of Wyoming, does not offer undergraduate or graduate degrees in physical therapy. I am very glad I was selected and was able to attend graduate school.
Whittney Gomendi

What is your home state of residency?: 
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Without this program I would not have been able to afford getting a doctoral degree in physical therapy. My home state of Wyoming does not offer degrees in physical therapy at any level. I am very glad I was selected for WICHE PSEP support and was able to attend graduate school.

Alicia

PSEP (Healthcare)
2007
Class of 2011
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
Medical Doctor

The WICHE program gave me access to some of the top medical schools in the Western United States and the unique opportunity to be part of a small group of students in the inaugural class at the University of Arizona's new campus in Phoenix. I was an EMT in Fremont County before I went to medical school, and I've matched into an emergency medicine residency program! The support of the Wyoming Legislature and the WICHE program have made it possible for me to afford medical school and pursue a career that will help us bring our family back home for good. As a bonus, my husband has obtained his commercial pilot's license and first college degree while we've been in Arizona, so we'll both return to Wyoming with new skills. Thank you, Wyoming, for your support! (Erik the baby thanks you too!)

Alicia Bond

What is your home state of residency?: 
admin

The WICHE program gave me access to some of the top medical schools in the Western United States and the unique opportunity to be part of a small group of students in the inaugural class at the University of Arizona's new campus in Phoenix. I was an EMT in Fremont County before I went to medical school, and I've matched into an emergency medicine residency program! The support of the Wyoming Legislature and the WICHE program have made it possible for me to afford medical school and pursue a career that will help us bring our family back home for good. As a bonus, my husband has obtained his commercial pilot's license and first college degree while we've been in Arizona, so we'll both return to Wyoming with new skills. Thank you, Wyoming, for your support! (Erik the baby thanks you too!)

Joseph

PSEP (Healthcare)
2010
Class of 2014
Western University of the Health Sciences
Osteopathic Medicine

The WICHE PSEP has allowed me to pursue my aspirations of becoming an osteopathic physician/surgeon. Thanks to its wonderful intercollegiate resources, the WICHE PSEP provided me residency status (for application purposes) at a number of medical schools, facilitating matriculation into the school of my choice. In addition, the funding provided by the PSEP has immensely reduced the debt I am accruing while attending classes. Without both of these factors I can easily say that I would not be in medical school right now; however, thanks to the WICHE PSEP and its funding, I am learning medicine, loving it, and excited to get back to Wyoming and practice. Thank-you again!

Joseph Morabito

What is your home state of residency?: 
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WICHE’s PSEP has allowed me to pursue my aspirations of becoming an osteopathic physician and surgeon. Thanks to its long standing partnerships with medical programs in the West, WICHE gave me preferential admission at a number of medical schools, facilitating matriculation into the school of my choice. Furthermore, the reduced tuition through PSEP has immensely reduced the debt I am accruing while I study. Without both of these, I would not be in medical school right now! Thanks to WICHE, I’m learning medicine, loving it, and excited to return to Wyoming to practice after I graduate.

Stacia

WRGP (Graduate Studies)
2008-2009
Class of 2009
Colorado State University, Integrated Resource Management
Integrated Resource Management

The financial assistance I received made it possible for me to obtain a master's in agricultural sciences. I was able to learn information never made available to me before, in a new and different format. I found the program to have been an integral part in my personal and career growth process. I appreciated the ability to be a part of a hands-on learning experience that ultimately led me in the direction of agricultural law. Without WICHE I would not be prepared to protect the industry I love.

Stacia Berry

What is your home state of residency?: 
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The reduced WRGP tuition I received made it possible for me to obtain a master's in agricultural sciences. I was able to learn information never made available to me before, in a new and different format. The program played an integral part in my personal growth and career development. I appreciated the ability to be a part of a hands-on learning experience that ultimately led me in the direction of agricultural law. Without WICHE I would not be prepared to protect the industry I love.

Carrie

WUE (Undergraduate)
Class of 2014
Colorado State University
Political Science

I would not have been able to attend Colorado State, which was my dream college, had it not been for WUE.
-Carrie M.

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I would not have been able to attend Colorado State, which was my dream college, had it not been for WUE.

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