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The Western Community

Take a peek into campus life and explore the strong Western community. Our students push beyond their comfort zones because they know they have the support of fellow Mountaineers. 

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Classes and Programs

Western is dedicated to academic excellence. It’s a place where students come for one-on-one relationships with faculty, staff and peers. Smaller class sizes provide a supportive, accessible learning environment, and our faculty help students thrive.

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Experiential Learning

From experiential learning labs to extracurricular opportunities, we have it all. One of Western’s greatest advantages is our natural surroundings. See how we mix learning with adventure and use the local environment as our classroom.

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Uma Costanza
Student

“My experience as an ROE student so far has been incredible. We focus mainly on experiential education, which makes my experience a lot different than every other student here,” Costanza said. “Of course we have lectures, but at the end of the day we’re really asked to do projects that are meaningful and reflect on our work in order to learn something.”

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Andres Esparza
Alumnus

Andres Esparza works as a diversity and inclusion instructor at Teton Science School and is Wyoming’s ambassador to Latino Outdoors, which aims to give more Latino children access to public lands.

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Jessica Laramie, J.D.
Professor

Energy Management professor Jessica Laramie came to Western following a decade in the oil and gas industry. Today, she helps students apply their coursework to real-world work, like installing solar power systems in off-grid communities.

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Francis Mitalo
Graduate Student

Francis Mitalo came from Kenya to study energy efficiency. His master’s project focuses on conducting greenhouse gas emissions assessments and innovative mitigation measures for his home country.

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Doug Carlson
Alumnus

Doug Carlson left Western with an accounting degree in 1981, but the world knows him as much more than a Certified Public Accountant. From CFO of Aspen Ski Company to co-founder of FIJI Water, Carlson has found no shortage of success.

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Brooke Moran, Ph.D.
Professor

“I believe that students learn best when they are engaged,” Moran said. “That includes intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically sometimes. Some or all of those at one time. They need to be stimulated and challenged but also be supported.”

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Tyler Brandt
Student

Tyler Brandt went to college to “be around people who were really engaged and really wanted to do something.” He found that community at Western, where he says he “couldn’t be happier.”

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Bryant Byrd
Student

Bryant Byrd is a dedicated student and accomplished distance runner. As a two-time NCAA Academic All-American, senior care volunteer, wellness trainer and avid researcher, Byrd has struck a balance between academics, athletics and health advocacy.