Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center Recognizes Hosts of Graduates at Commencement

by Matt Roberts, Uinta County Herald

Several area students were recognized for their completion of a variety of educational programs during the Uinta County BOCES No. 1 commencement ceremony at Davis Middle School auditorium on May 18.

Following comments from programs administrators, brief speeches were offered by graduates Brendee Lee Dean, Kathleen Clarissa White, Margarita Harvey and Simone P. Sepulveda.

Those upon whom certificates or degrees were conferred included:

  • Wyoming Certificate of High School Equivalency:  Luis Carlos Orona Cruz; Adrian De Santiago (salutatorian, National Honor Roll); Brendee Lee Dean (valedictorian, National Honor Roll); Sulma Veronica Fierro; Shawn A. Ramsey; Lizbeth Saenz; Charles W. Walk; Erick Lynn Walk; and Kathleen Clarissa White.
  • BOOST program:  Erick Walk
  • Western Wyoming Community College: Wesley Caldwell; Melissa Faddis; Margarita Harvey; and Alyssa Richins.
  • University of Wyoming: Simone P. Sepulveda.
  • Western Governor’s University:  Mary Lisa Silcox.


Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center was formed through a partnership with Uinta County School District #1 and Western Wyoming Community College, to provide post-secondary and community education in the Evanston area.  Students of all ages can take advantage of courses, scholarships and facilities offered by the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center.  Associates, bachelors, and masters degrees are available without leaving Evanston; using the classrooms and resources located in the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center at 1013 W. Cheyenne Drive.

Western Wyoming Community College has their Evanston Outreach campus in Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center.  Live, video, and online classes are all available.  WWCC Evanston Outreach offers 78 college credit classes in classrooms right here in Evanston.  These classes, along with the 134 online classes offered by Western provide a wide variety of degree programs that students can complete without leaving Evanston.  The Evanston Outreach has 3 full-time and 3 part-time office staff along with 49 adjunct faculty members; all of who work hard to provide quality, college credit learning opportunities to Evanston students.  Western has 3 academic advisors in Evanston to assist students in selecting degree programs and classes.

The University of Wyoming also has distance education classrooms in the Education Center.  Live classes, video, audio, and online classes are available, making it possible to earn a bachelors or masters degree without leaving Evanston. There are at least 36 degrees, certifications, and endorsements available through UW distance education. Troy Archuleta, the academic advisor for the University of Wyoming is available by appointment through the Center.

Utah State University has Interactive Broadcast classes and online classes available through Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center.   Rooms are set up for live broadcasts from Utah State and are available every semester.

The Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center offers test proctoring for higher education students who cannot travel to campus to test.  We are currently proctoring for Brigham Young University, Weber State, Utah State, University of Utah, University of Wyoming, LCCC, Western Governor’s University, and many more.

There are scholarships available through the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center for WWCC, UW, and USU.  Please call or go online for additional information.

Please call 789-5742, come by 1013 W. Cheyenne Drive, or check us out online at: uintaeducation.org.

Remember, if you want to go to college, whether you are 18 or 81, just call or check out the Uinta B.O.C.E.S #1 Education Center – Your success is our business!

Western Wyoming Community College Has 20 NEW PN Graduates!

The 2013 Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) practical nursing students will participate in a pinning ceremony June26, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Roundhouse located at 1440 Main Street Evanston, Wyoming. During the ceremony, the students will receive their nursing pins as a symbol of completion of their practical nursing education. The tradition of a pinning ceremony is unique to nursing.  The first pinning ceremony was held in the 1860’s at the Nightingale School of Nursing in London. The first America ceremony was held in 1880 at the Bellvue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City.  Nursing pins are worn with pride and represent the accomplishments, dedication, and commitment the nurse has made to serve others in their times of need.

This year, WWCC will have a total of 20 students completing the program. The Practical Nursing Class of 2013 is comprised of students from many communities within the service area of WWCC. There are students from Evanston, Afton, Bridger Valley, Big Piney, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Green River.  These students were successful through a competitive admission process and a rigorous nursing curriculum to achieve their goal of becoming a nurse.

Tammy Krell MSN, RN WWCC Practical Nursing Coordinator, stated that these students would submit their applications to the Wyoming Stated Board of Nursing. After passing their national nursing board exam, the students will be granted a practical nursing license.  Some of these students will continue their studies to become registered nurses (RN) and others will enter the workforce.

Anyone interested in the practical nursing program can contact Tammy Krell at Evanston WWCC outreach at 307-789-2950