UW's Martinsen president-elect of world's largest geological assn
LARAMIE - Members of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) have chosen University of Wyoming Senior Lecturer Randi Martinsen as the organization's incoming president-elect. She will assume the president-elect position July 1 and the president's position July 1, 2014.
Martinsen is the first UW Department of Geology and Geophysics faculty member and only the second woman to serve as president of the 37,000-member organization, the world's largest international geological association.
Casper College names Rosenthal awardees
Casper College has released the names of the two winners of the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award for the 2012-2013 school year: Jared Bowden and Jessica Hurless, who each received $2500 in addition to the recognition.
Bowden, current department head and instructor in physics and engineering, has been with the college since August 2004.
Hurless began her teaching career at Casper College in August 2005. During that time she has served as a communications instructor, Casper College Oral Communication Lab director and founder, and assistant director of the Casper College Speech and Debate Team.
Despain retires from SBA after 26 years
Steven Despain retired on April 27, 2013 after 26 years of service to the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Wyoming District Office. For the last 16 years, he served as the District Director. Prior to his federal government service, he spent 24 years working in small business in the private sector, bringing his total career in small business to more than 50 years. Steve was raised in Jackson Hole and holds bachelors and masters degrees in business from the University of Wyoming.
Under Steve's leadership, the SBA Wyoming District Office reported 2,475 approved 7(a) and 504 loans, totaling over half a billion dollars ($594,501,000) in access to capital that small businesses used to start, grow, and succeed.
Jackson Hole attorney Sue Combs has been named among the 2013 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property. The firm is also "Nationally Recognized" for Trademark Prosecution and listed as "Notable" in Wyoming, the only designation available in the state.