Cheyenne student receives UW's Outstanding Graduating Woman award

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - A Cheyenne student is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman, Apr. 29. Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, graduated in four and a half years in the fall of 2015 with dual majors in anthropology and Russian, and a minor in the Honors Program, and a 3.8 GPA. The award recognizes Sanchez for exhibiting the finest leadership, academic integrity and citizenship qualities, according to the University of Wyoming . “It would be an overstatement to say that I was thrilled about coming to the University of Wyoming after graduating high school. I, like so many other small-town kids, longed to go to a big school on the East Coast, away from my family,” Sanchez says. “However, my time spent at UW turned out to be a wonderful and transformative experience that I did, and always will, cherish.” “She is a remarkable young woman who has shown exceptional academic achievement, commitment to leadership and service to the campus community,” says Chicory Bechtel, who served as Sanchez’s secondary academic adviser through Multicultural Affairs during her entire UW experience. “As such, Kimberly is truly one of our outstanding graduating women at UW.” Read more about Sanchez's accomplishments here . *Feature photo: Kimberly Sanchez. h/t University of Wyoming/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news