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7 From Wind River Getting Summer UW Scholarships

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Seven students from the Wind River Reservation are getting scholarships to attend the summer session at the University of Wyoming.

The Associated Press reports that they’ll be recognized Friday night at the American Indian Studies Honoring of Graduates ceremony

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WYO Tech Campus Sign, TSM Photo
WYO Tech Campus Sign, TSM Photo
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WyoTech Receives National Recognition of Community Service

For the fifth consecutive year, the Laramie campus of WyoTech has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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danramarch, Flickr
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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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carina, Flickr
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Is Getting a College Degree Worth the Money? — Dollars and Sense

As college tuition and contributions to college savings funds rise, experts are again examining the value of higher education and wondering if the cost is a good investment in someone’s future.

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Despain Joins Casper College Board

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Casper College District Board of Trustees has chosen Casper lawyer Bob Despain to fill a vacant seat on the board.

Despain will complete the rest of the term of Charles Chapin, who announced his resignation in March after having served on the board since 1996

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(Dawn Ashley, Flickr)
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Susan Thomas Visits Scholarship Recipients in Laramie

“We don’t just give money and say, ‘good luck, call if you need me,’” remarked Susan Thomas on her visit to Laramie to mentor recipients of scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation. The scholarship program is unique, because Susan Thomas personally mentors each student that receives a scholarship from the Foundation.

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Senior Citizens Are Stuck with $36 Billion in Student Loans — Dollars and Sense

While educational debt is generally thought to be the problem of younger people, new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals a startling fact: Americans ages 60 and over collectively owe $36 billion in student loans.

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Report: Wyoming Lags In Earning College Degrees

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A foundation that advocates for increasing access to higher education says the number of Wyoming college graduates needs to increase faster to keep the state competitive.

The report by the Lumina Foundation projects that about 62 percent of jobs in Wyoming will require at least an associate’s degree by 2018

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