May 21, 2024  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Boards, Administrators, Faculty, Staff

Board of Trustees

Formulation of major policies and ultimate budget authority at Northwest College rests with a seven-member Board of Trustees. Trustees represent the college’s tax district of Park County and are elected to four-year terms in compliance with Wyoming’s Enrolled Act 80 (HB 58-A).

Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month, with special meetings called as necessary. A citizens’ open forum is on regular meeting agendas.

Visit the Board of Trustees page of the NWC website for more information.

Larsen, Nada
Term expires 2020

Spomer, Dustin
Vice President/Secretary
Term expires 2018

Danko, Carolyn
Term expires 2018

Newsome, Bob
Term expires 2020

Housel, John
Term expires 2018

Anderson, Luke
Term expires 2020

Wurzel, Mark
Term expires 2020




Hicswa, Stefani
President, 2013
University of Montana, BA Interpersonal Communication 1991
Montana State University, MEd 1996
University of Texas at Austin, PhD - Educational Administration 2003

Vice Presidents

Giraud, Gerald
Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2012
Regents College of the State of New York, BS - Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science 1994
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MA - Educational Psychology 1996; PhD - Cultural and Psychological Studies 1999

Kitchen, Mark
Vice President for College Relations, 1977
University of Wyoming, BA - Journalism 1975 

Watson, Lisa
Vice President for Administrative Services & Finance, 2014
University of Colorado, BS - Business 1990
University of Miami, MBA 2001
Certified Public Accountant



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Amarasuriya, Deepthi
Assistant Professor of Physics - Sabbatical 2018 Spring, 2006
Purdue University, BS - Physics 1990
Idaho State University, MS - Physics 1996
University of Wyoming, MS - Mathematics 2006

Andreasen, Mark
Assistant Professor of Business; Coordinator of Business, 2004
Utah State University, BA - Spanish 1994; BS - Marketing 1995
Brigham Young University Marriott School, MBA - Business Administration 2001

Asay, Milo
Assistant Professor of ESL, 2010
Brigham Young University, BA - Anthropology 1987
School of International Training, MA - Intercultural Administration 1990

Atkinson, Eric C.
Assistant Professor of Biology; Coordinator of Biological Sciences, 2010
Oregon State University, BS - Zoology 1987
Boise State University, MS - Raptor Biology 1991

Baglio, Brennan
Instructor of Music; Director of Choirs; Coordinator of Music, 2015
Olympic College, AAS - General Studies 2006
Central Washington University, BA - Music 2010; MM - Music 2014

Becker, Bob
Assistant Professor of Speech Communication, 1994
North Dakota State University, BS - Business Administration 1992
Colorado State University, MA - Speech Communication 1995

Bowen, Karen
Instructor of Nursing, 2017
Laramie County Community College, AAS - Nursing 2007
University of Wyoming, BSN - Nursing 2010
Regis University, MSN - Nursing 2013

Brewer, Christina
Visiting Instructor of Nursing, 2012
Northwest College, PN - Nursing 1999; AA - General Studies 2001; AAS - Nursing 2001
Walden University, MSN - Nursing 2010

Burns, Logan
Assistant Professor of English, 2015
Goddard College, BA - English 2003
Colorado State University, MFA - Creative Writing 2006
University of Denver, PhD - English 2012

Crawford, Billy
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2007
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, BS - Nursing 1994
Walden University, MSN - Nursing 2011

Crawford, Marneé
Director of Nursing; Chairperson for Life and Health Science Division, 2006
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, BSN - Nursing 1991
University of Wyoming, MSN - Nursing 2008

Cuddy, Michael
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2015
Colorado State University, PhD - Chemistry 2012
Eastern Illinois University, BS - Chemistry 2007

Dare, Jennifer
Assistant Professor of English, 2012
Trinity College, Hartford, BA - English 1998
University of Oregon, MA - English 2006; PhD - English 2009

DeBuhr, Elaine
Associate Professor of Art; Chairperson of Visual and Performing Arts Division, 2005
University of Iowa, MFA - Art 1998

Dechert, Renee
Professor of English, 1997
Baylor University, BA - English 1986, MA - English 1989
Texas A&M University, PhD - English 1997

Dickerson, Jr, Jay
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2014
James Madison University, BS - Biology, Geology 1990
Virginia Tech, PhD - Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences 2008

Dooley, Vern
Associate Professor of Agriculture; Chairperson for Agriculture, Business and Equine Division, 1983
South Dakota State University, BS - Animal Science 1978; MS - Animal Science 1980
Michigan State University, PhD - Animal Husbandry 1983

Ebert, Fred
Assistant Professor of Speech Communications; Chairperson for Communication Division, 2008
University of Wyoming, BS - Theatre 1983
Washington State University, MA - Speech 1985

Ebila, Florence
Visiting Exchange Professor, 2018

Elton, Harold
Associate Professor of Welding, 1999
Northern Montana College, AS - Electronics Technology 1967; BS - Vocational-Technical Education 1969

Elton, Lee
Assistant Professor of Welding, 2011
Northwest College, AAS - Applied Science 2008

Erickson, Dave
Professor of Sociology; Chairperson of Social Science and Education Division, 1994
University of North Dakota, BS - Criminal Justice Studies, Sociology 1990; MA - Sociology 1993

Feyhl, Sandy
Instructor of Education, 2014
Rocky Mountain College, BS - Elementary Education 1986
Wesleyan College, MEd - Education 2013

Floyd, Raymond
Visiting Instructor of Math and Engineering, 2014
Florida Institute of Technology, BS - Electrical Engineering 1970
Florida Atlantic University, MS - Engineering 1977

Frey, Davette
LPN Outreach Program Coordinator, 2012
Grand Canyon University, BSN - Nursing 2011
Capella University, MSN - Nursing 2013

Garceau, Christine
Associate Professor of Photography, 2012
Northern Michigan University, BS - Photography 1981; MA - Arts & Design 1987;
Michigan Technological University, PhD - Rhetoric & Tech Communication 2012

Giarrizzo, John
Associate Professor of Art, 1981
Kenyon College, BA - Art 1977
University of Colorado, MFA - Creative Arts 1981

Glatzer, Tim
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2015
West Liberty University, BS - Mathematics 2004
West Virginia University, MS - Mathematics 2006; PhD 2013

Guccion, Lynn
Visiting Part-Time Instructor of Animal Science, 2016
University of Wyoming, BS - Animal and Vet Sciences 2006; MS - Animal and Vet Sciences 2009

Gundlach, Michael
Instructor of Mathematics, 2017
Brigham Young University, BS - Mathematics Education 2015
Michigan State University, MS - Mathematics Education 2017

Hanan, Rachel
Associate Professor of English, 2011
Beloit College, BA - Literary Studies 1996
University of Oregon, MA - English 2006; PhD - English 2010

Hansen, Heidi
Instructor of English, 2015
Utah State University, BS - Journalism, Political Science 2011
Northern Arizona University, MA - English 2016

Haselhorst, Monia
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, 2017
Uppsala University, MS - Biology 2007
University of Wyoming, PhD - Ecology 2017

Haskell, Bart
Instructor of Business, 2017
Brigham Young University, BS - Business Management 1989
Idaho State University, MBA - Business Administration 1992

Horton, Jason
Assistant Professor of Agribusiness, 2010
Mississippi State University, BS - Agribusiness 1998; MA - Agribusiness Management 1999

Humphreys, Micah
Associate Professor of Agroecology and Range Management, 2007
Oklahoma State University, BS - Plant & Soil Science 2000; MS - Plant & Soil Science 2003
Purdue University, PhD - Agronomy 2007

Hunt, Jeannie
Assistant Professor of Speech Communications, 2005
Northwest College, AA - Education, Communication 1994
Black Hills State University, BA - Speech/Speech Communication 1998
University of Phoenix, MA - Education 2004

Hunt, Troy
Visiting Instructor of Speech Communication, 2013
College of Eastern Utah, AA - Liberal Arts & Science 1990
Southern Utah University, BS - Communication 1992
Eastern New Mexico University, MA - Communication 1995

Jatkowski, Walt
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2014
Bradley University, BS - Political Science 2006
The University of Oklahoma, MA - Political Science 2009; PhD - Political Science 2012

Johnson, Bill
Associate Professor of Welding; Coordinator of Welding, 1996
Montana State University, BS - Technology Education-Teaching 1995

King, Tina
Instructor of Nursing, 2015
Excelsior College, AS - Nursing 2003; BS - Nursing 2015; MS - Nursing 2015

Konsmo, Michael
Assistant Professor of English; Chairperson for Humanities, 2009
Montana State University, MA - English 2004; MA - History 2006
University of Southern California, BA - Cinema-Television 2000; MFA - Motion Picture Producing 2009

Litterer-Trevino, Jennifer
Instructor of Photography, 2016
North Iowa Area Community College, AA - General Studies
The University of Iowa, BA - Journalism and Mass Communication & Theatre Arts
Columbia College Chicago, MFA - Photography 2007

McCallister, Keith
Assistant Professor of Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education; Director of the DELTA Program, 2003
University of Delaware, BS - Recreation and Park Administration 1999
University of Northern Colorado, MA -Physical Education: Outdoor Education 2001

McKinney, Amy
Associate Professor of History, 2011
Carroll College, BA - History-Secondary Education 1995
Montana State University, MA - History 2000
University of Calgary, PhD - History 2011

McPhail, Lou
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, 2005
University of Mississippi, BS - Engineering 1986
Webster University, MBA - Business Administration 1994
University of North Dakota, JD - Law 1997

Moore, Connie
Visiting Part-Time Instructor of Spanish, 2017
University of Wyoming, BA - Social Studies 1985
Chapman University, MA - Educational Administration 1993

Newlin, Aura
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, 2012
University of Wyoming, BA - Self-Designed Major 2003
Case Western Reserve University, MA - Anthropology 2008

Northrup, Astrid
Associate Professor of Engineering and Mathematics; Chairperson of Physical Science Division, 1997
Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, BS - Petroleum Engineering 1984; MS - Petroleum Engineering 1986
University of Wyoming, Certificate in Land Surveying, 2005
Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado and Wyoming

Olson, Craig
Visiting Instructor of Music; Director of Bands, 2014
California State Polytechnic University Pomona, BA - Music 1978
Azusa Pacific University, MA - Education, School Administration 1980

Osborne, Mathew
Instructor of Biology, 2015
Snow College, AS - General Education 2006
Southern Utah University, BS - Biology/Zoology 2009
Ball State University, MS - Physiology 2011

Patterson, Dave
Instructor of Criminal Justice, 2015
Weber State University, BS - Law Enforcement 1988; MS - Criminal Justice 2015

Polvere, Anthony M.
Associate Professor of Photography; Coordinator of Photography, 2000
Pace University, BBA - Marketing 1985; BA - Social Science 1985
Northern Arizona University, BS - Journalism 1995; MEd - Educational Leadership 1996

Rumbolz, Robert
Associate Professor of Music, 2001
Macalester College, BA - Music 1982
University of Minnesota, MA - Music 1989
Wesleyan University, PhD - Ethnomusicology 2000

Sherwood, Anne
Visiting Part-Time Instructor of Equine Studies, 1998; 2015
Northwest College, AAS - Equestrian Study 1992

Silk, Eric
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2012
Michigan State University, BA - Psychology 2001
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, MA - Forensic Psychology 2003
Nova Southeastern University, MS - Clinical Psychology 2006; MS - Clinical Psychopharmacology 2012; PhD - Clinical Neuropsychology 2012

Smith, Greg
Associate Professor of Anthropology, 2008
Central Washington University, BS - Geography; BA - Anthropology 1993
University of Pittsburg, PhD - Anthropology 2000

Smith, Tina
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2012
South University of Georgia, BSN - Nursing 2010; MSN - Nursing 2012

Spinney, Kerrie
Instructor of Mathematics, 2015
Saginaw Valley State University, BS - Mathematics 2007
Central Michigan University, MA - Mathematics 2009

Stensing, Martin
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Coordinator of Mathematics, 2007
St. Mary’s University, BA - Mathematics 1999
University of Wyoming, MS - Mathematics 2008

Thiel, Pam
Assistant Professor of Equine Studies, 2003
Northwest College, AS - Animal Science 2001
Texas A&M University, BS - AgBusiness/Equine Industry/Business 2003

Thulin, Steve
Professor of History, 1990
Old Dominion University, BA - History 1975; MA - History 1977

Toner, Anne
Assistant Professor of Art; Coordinator of Art, 2005
University of Wyoming, BA - Psychology 2000; BFA - Art 2001
Painting University of Idaho, MFA - Art 2005

Townsend, Robert
Assistant Professor of Drafting Technology, 2007
Burlington County College, AAS - Electronics Engineering 1987
Roger Williams University, BS - Industrial Technology 2001
Indiana State University, MS - Industrial Technology 2006

Troxel, Jeff
Instructor of Music, 2014
Northwest College, AA - Music 1980
Berklee College of Music, BM - Professional Music 1983
Musicians Institute, Certificate: Jazz Guitar Performance 1987
University of Southern California, MM - Guitar 1993

Tyree, Morgan
Assistant Professor of Graphic Arts / Printing, 1991
Arizona State University, BS - Industrial Education (Graphic Communication) 1981
Northern Arizona University, MA - Vocational Education 1988

Udodong, Uko
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2014
Trinity College, BS - Biochemistry 1979
Wesleyan University, PhD - Chemistry 1987

Waite, Neil
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1994
Brigham Young University, BS - Mathematics 1992; MS - Mathematics 1994

Walker, Kristine
Assistant Professor of Education; Coordinator of Education, 2009
Community College of the Airforce, Maxwell Airforce Base, AAS - Information Systems Technology 1999
West Virginia University BA - Multidisciplinary Studies-Elementary Ed, MA - Elementary Education 2005

Walker, Steve
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2006
Pierce College, AA - Liberal Arts 1995
Community College of the Air Force, AA - Information Systems Technology 1995
University of Maryland, BA - History 1998
Portland State University, MA - History 2001
West Virginia University, MA - Political Science 2004
West Virginia University, PhD - Political Science 2008

Wallace, Garry
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, 1987
University of Montana, BA - Zoology 1980; MA - Zoology 1982
Bennington College, MFA - Writing & Literature 2001


Northwest College Emeriti

Barkan, David
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Mathematics
Bowling Green State University, BS 1973, MS 1982

Bieke, Kathleen
Professor Emerita of English
University of Detroit, BA 1972, MA 1976
Wayne State University, PhD 1985

Beyer, K. Keith
Professor Emeritus of English
University of Northern Iowa, BA 1958, MA 1968

Bloom-Wilson, Harriet
Professor Emerita of French
State University of New York at Cortland, BA 1968
University of New Mexico, MA 1975;
Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland
Fulbright Lecturer, Universite de Dijon, France

Childs, Allan
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Mathematics
Iowa State University, BS 1970 Kansas State University, MS 1973, PhD 1980

Christensen, Stanley
Professor Emeritus of Agriculture
University of Wyoming, BS 1961, MEd 1964, EdD 1976

Coughenour, Arthur *
Professor Emeritus of Business
Grove City College, BS 1958
Montana State University, MS 1971

DeWitt, John *
Emeritus Administrator
South Dakota State University, BS 1950, MEd 1958

Enger, John
Professor Emeritus of Physics and Mathematics
Concordia College, BA 1959
Temple University, MSEd 1963

Feyhl, Scott
Professor Emeritus of Health, Outdoor and Physical Education
University of Wyoming, BS 1972, MS 1978

Fish, Duane
Professor Emeritus of Speech Communication
Eastern Montana College, BS 1975 Wichita State University, MA 1976 University of Utah, PhD 1994

Fish, Virginia
Professor Emerita of Speech Communication
Eastern Montana College, BS 1974; MS 1993

Fisher, Donald *
Professor Emeritus of Engineering
University of Wyoming, BS 1959, MS 1968
Registered Professional Engineer, Wyoming

Fries, Arthur *
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
McPherson College, BS 1948
University of Northern Colorado, MA 1952

Hansen, Neil
Professor Emeritus of Music
University of Northern Iowa, BA 1973
University of Wyoming, MA 1982

Harbron, Steve
Professor emeritus of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University, BS 1971; MA 1973; SpA 1977; MA 1977; PhD 1981

Hinckley, John T. *
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of Wyoming, BA 1940, MA 1948

Hitchcock, Ron
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, 1988
State University of New York at Potsdam, BS 1979 Auburn University, MS 1982; PhD 1986

Jordan, Roy *
Professor Emeritus of History
University of Wyoming, BA 1962
Northern Arizona University, MA 1968

Kimble, Elise
Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences
Augustana College, BA 1967
University of Nebraska, MS 1984
University of Colorado, PhD 2001

Koelling, Deborah Spangler
Professor Emerita of English
Macalester College, BA 1974
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MA 1975; PhD 1984

Koelling, Rob
Professor Emeritus of English
Barton College, BA 1970
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MA 1972; PhD 1982

Kruse, Robert
Professor Emeritus of Business
Miami University, BS 1972
Montana State University, MS 1974, EdD 1979, CMA 1988

Masterson, Michael
Professor Emeritus of Music
Ball State University, BS 1972
Arizona State University, MM 1977
University of New Mexico, PhD 1990

Mickelson, A. Leonard *
Professor Emeritus of Botany
Northern Arizona University, BS 1948
University of Wyoming, MS 1949

Muller, Allan
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Brigham Young University, BS 1960
University of Connecticut, MA 1962

Nelson, Douglas *
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Greek, Hebrew, and History
Abilene Christian College, BA 1965; MDiv 1968
University of California-Los Angeles, MA 1974; PhD 1981

Ohman, Marlys
Professor Emerita of Nursing
University of Wyoming, BS 1985
Whitworth College, MSN 1990

Orendorff, Sinclair
Emeritus Administrator
Southwestern College, AB 1948
George Peabody College Vanderbilt, MA 1948
University of Wyoming, EdD 1967

Patrick, Charlotte
Professor Emerita of Communication
University of Wyoming, BA 1965; MA 1969

Riley, James *
Professor Emeritus of Communication
Washburn University, BA 1965
Texas Christian University, MFA 1970

Rochlitz, Kenneth
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education / Men’s Basketball Coach
University of Wyoming, BS 1964; MEd 1970

Skinner, David
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
University of Wyoming, BS 1963, MS 1965

Smith, E. Jeannette
Professor Emerita of Spanish
University of Colorado, BA 1945
Middlebury College, MA 1966

Smith, Steven B. *
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Physics
University of Wyoming, BS 1978, MS 1982

Stothart, Rob
Professor Emeritus of English
Western Washington University, BA 1978
University of Washington-Seattle, MFA 1987

Sturmer, Gary
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Economics
College of Idaho, BA 1973
Idaho State University, DA 1979

Wasden, Winifred *
Professor Emerita of English
University of Wyoming, BA 1960, MA 1961

Watkins, Fred
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Fort Lewis College, BA 1969
University of Wyoming, MA 1971

White, Wallace
Professor Emeritus of Drafting
Chadron State College, BS 1968
Northern Montana College, MS 1973

Watne, Bruce
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Astronomy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS 1967
Montana State University, PhD 1978

Wilson, Richard
Professor Emeritus of English
Fairfield University, BA 1969; MA 1974
University of New Mexico, PhD 1979

Wolfe, Wally
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
University of Wyoming, BA 1975
University of Alabama, MA 1976; PhD 1987

Wurzel, Mary Ann
Professor Emeritus of Education
Chadron State College, BS 1969
University of Wyoming, MS 1973

Young, Floyd
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education Chairperson
University of Wyoming, BA 1964; MS 1970

* deceased


Professional Staff

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Adkins, Mike
Academic & Career Advising Coordinator, 2017
Christopher Newport University, BA 2009
University of Virginia, MEd 2011

Anderson, Jill
Human Resources Director, 2011
University of Kansas, BA 1984

Asay, Diedre
Finance Technician - Administrative Services, 2017
University of Phoenix, BS 2008

Barrus, Ty
Interim Student Success Manager, 2016
BYU Idaho, AS 1996
Brigham Young University, BS 1998
University of Wyoming, MSW 2004

Beal, Janis
Women’s Basketball Coach, 2009
Northwest College, AS 2003
Southern Utah University, BS 2005
A.T. Still University, MS 2008

Beck, Lorilyn
First Year Experience Coordinator, 1992-94; 1997
Northwest College, AA 1983
Valley City State University, BS 1988

Bell, Carol
Development Manager, 2016
University of Kentucky, BA 1987, MA 1991

Blackmore, Lee
Campus Security Manager, 2010

Bowen, Brad
Finance Director, 2016
Laramie County Community College, AS 2000
University of Wyoming, BS 2002; MS 2003

Boyd, Teri
Student Health Services Nurse Part-time, 2013
Columbia Junior College, Certificate in Vocational Nursing 1983

Bruce, Dean
Dean of Extended Campus & Workforce, 2000
Kansas Wesleyan University, BA 1992
Emporia State University, MBA 1995

Cates, Kayla
Interim Admissions Representative, 2016
Mt. San Jacinto College, AA 2008; AS 2008
University of California, Riverside, BA 2012

Christensen, Becky
Field Station Coordinator, 2008

Cicci, Cindy
Executive Secretary to the President and Board of Trustees, 1996
Moorhead State University, BS 1985

Cline, Crystal
Admissions Representative, 2013
University of Wyoming, BA 2013

Copeland, Lisa
Computing Services Coordinator, 2016
University of Wyoming, BS 1988

Dearcorn, Casey
Computing Services Director, 2000
University of Wyoming, BA 2010

Dicks, Damian
Computing Services Coordinator, 2000-2005; 2009
Northwest College, AS 1996

Dicks, Dustin
Instructional Technology Coordinator, 2008
Northwest College, AAS 2005
Bellevue University, BS 2013

Dugger, Christopher
Interim Residence Life Coordinator, 2012
Northwest College, AA 2012

Emmett, Joe
Facilities Technician, 2007

Enriquez, Amanda
Intercultural Program Manager, 2009
Northwest College, AA 2006
Hawai’i Pacific University, BA 2008
University of Wyoming, MA 2012

Erickson, Brian
Men’s Basketball Coach, 2011
Montana State University-Northern, BS 2007
United States Sports Academy, MSS 2010

Erickson, Callee
GEAR-UP Specialist, 2011

Fees, Nancy Fardelius
Academic Success Associate, TRiO, 2004
Mills College, BS 1971
Idaho State University, MA 1975

Fletcher, Kim
Disability Support Services Coordinator, 2014
Northeastern Oklahoma State University, BS 1981
Grand Canyon University, MS 2014

Ford, Mary
Facilities Supervisor - Custodial, 2017

Gambill, Brad
Facilities Technician, 2016
Northwest College, AAS 2008

Gasaway, Tracy
Payroll Specialist, 1998
Northwest College, AS 2004

Gonzales, Alejandra
Registrar / Admissions Coordinator, 2012
Northwest College, AA 2007
University of Wyoming, BA 2014

Gwinn, Laura
Interim Title IX Associate, 2017
University of Wyoming, BS 1977

Havig, Dee
Residence and Campus Life Director, 1987-91; 1992
Northwest College, AA 1989; AS 1990
University of Wyoming, BA 1992; MA 1999

Heimer, Jo Ann
Business Office Manager, 1975
Northwest College, AS 2002

Herman, Roxie
Student Health Services Manager, 1998
Bryan Memorial School of Nursing, RN 1984
University of North Dakota, PA Certificate 1994

Hernandez, West
Admissions Manager, 2003-2005, 2007
University of Montana Western, BA 2003

Hronek, Beth
Library Coordinator, 2014
University of Tennessee, MM 1985
University of Iowa, BM 1983; MA 1990

Johnson, Amy
Children’s Learning & Care Center Assistant, 2018

Johnson, Jane
Digital Studio Specialist, 2008
Northwest College, AAS 2007

Jones, Michaela
Interim Communications Specialist, 2017
University of Wyoming, BA 2017

Karst, Deb
Hathaway Scholarship Technician, 2006
Northwest College, AS 2000

Kasinger, Clint
Computing Services Coordinator, 1999

Kasinger, Dawn
Scholarship Technician, 2013
Northwest College, AS 2014

Kelly, Deb
Librarian, 1983-88; 1996
Northwest College, Certificate 1974
Montana State University Billings, BS 1977

Kelsay, Denise
Art and Galleries Coordinator, 1995
Northwest College, AAS 1988

Kenney, Leslie
Athletic Trainer, 2014
Cornell College, BA 1995
United States Sports Academy, MSS 1997

Lafollette, Quin
Ag Pavilion and Judging Coordinator, 2008

Laughlin, George
Printing Services Technician, 1990

Lawson, Kim
Printing Services Specialist, 2010
Northwest College, AAS 1993; 1994

Lusk, Shannon
Career and Transfer Associate TRiO, 2014
Montana State University Billings, BS 2004

Mains, Autourina
Children’s Learning and Care Center Manager, 2006
Northwest College, AAS 1986; AA 2000
University of Wyoming, BS 2003; MA 2006

McDonald, Andy
Computing Services Programmer, 2012
Casper College, AA 1984

Meyer, Terri
Student Success Program Manager-Project Succeed / TRiO, 2015
University of Idaho, BS 1990; MEd 1995

Miller, Carey
Marketing, Communications & Web Manager, 2005
University of Wyoming, BS 2000
Gonzaga University, MA 2017

Miller, Nancy
Library Director, 1997
Oregon State University, BS 1981
University of Missouri - Columbia, MLIS 2005

Moncur, Rebecca
GEAR UP Coordinator, 2013
Oklahoma State University, BS 1981
Oklahoma State University, MS 1984
University of Wyoming, PhD 1993

Myers, Sandy
Adult Basic Education Manager, 2010
West Virginia Northern Community College, AAS 1987
Wheeling Jesuit University, BA 1991
Marshall University, MS 2002

Nose, Del
Rodeo Coach, 2012

Olson, Olie
Facilities Technician, 1990

Peterson, Tawnya
Development Coordinator-Foundation, 2016
University of Wyoming, BS 2006

Plute, David
Facilities Director, 2010
Regis University, BS 1986

Porter, Tim
Computing Services Analyst, 2013

Quillen, Dennis
Maintenance Manager, 2005

Quinn, Shaman
Financial Aid and Scholarships Director, 2011
State University of New York, BA 1996

Rodrigues, Stan
Men’s Soccer Coach, 2017
Warner Pacific College, BS 2012
Fresno Pacific University, MA 2015

Ryf, Kara
Intercultural Program Coordinator, 2017
University of Wisconsin, BS 1997
Case Western Reserve University, JD 2001

Schaefer, Colby
Facilities Supervisor - Grounds & Events, 2017
Northwest College, AS 2009
Walla Walla Community College, AAS 2015

Schneider, Jen
Tutoring Coordinator, 2003
Mayville State University, BS 1986

Sherwood, Marv
Equine Center Coordinator, 1988
Montana State University, BS 1985
West Texas A&M University, MS 1993

Smith, Lisa
Institutional Researcher, 2005
University of Wyoming, BS 2001; MA 2010

Sorenson, Haley
Fitness Center Coordinator, 2017
Montana State University Billings, BS 2016

Sullivan, Kristie
Residence and Conference Specialist, 1993
Liberty University, BS 1986

Thomas, Greg
Dean of Student Learning, 2015
Methodist College, BS 2002
Fort Hays State University, MLS 2005
Fayetteville State University, EdD 2014

Trevino-Rodriguez, Oscar
Instructional Technology Specialist, 2016
North Lake College, AS 2000
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christie, BS 2006

Ward, Vernon
Interim Residence Life Coordinator, 2016
University of Wyoming, BA 2015

Wetzel, Shelby
Executive Director of the NWC Foundation, 1992
University of Wyoming, BA 1985; MBA 2002

Williams, Carle
Financial Aid Specialist, 1984
Northwest College, AAS 1985

Williams, Gary
Facilities Technician, 2005

Woods, Sue
Foundation Analyst, 2002

Yates, Jory
Computing Services Specialist, 2006
Northwest College, AS 2007

Zeigler, Jim
Men’s Wrestling Coach, 1993
University of Southern Colorado, BS 1990
University of Northern Colorado, MA 1992


Classified Support Staff

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Argento, Jo
Facilities Assistant, 2006

Ashcraft, Sami
Finance Technician, 2015

Atkinson, Joe
Facilities Assistant (Utility Worker), 2016

Bell, Bobbie
Administrative Secretary for Academic Affairs, 2001
Northwest College, AAS 2009

Berryman, Holly
Communications Services Assistant, 1999

Borders, Keli
Administrative Secretary for College Relations, 2006

Boyd, Franklin
Facilities Assistant (Utility Worker), 2014
AIR University - Community College of the Air Force, AAS 2001
University of Phoenix, BS 2013

Burton, Marianne
Administrative Secretary for Administrative Services, 2015
Northwest College, AA 2008

Cameron, Tammie
Facilities Assistant, 2013
Northwest College, AA 2003

Cannizzaro, Jennifer
Senior Office Assistant for Student Success Programs, 2013

Chenoweth, Colton
Campus Watchperson, 2012
Sheridan College, AAS 2012

Costigan, Jay R.
Campus Watchperson, 2007

Cragoe, Anna
Division Secretary, 1998

Cross, Val
Division Secretary, 1991-96; 1996
Northwest College, AA 1980
University of Montana, BA 1982

Darr, Larry
Facilities Assistant, 2011

Dillon, Flynn
Facilities Assistant (Utility Worker), 2010

Dobbins, Carri
Senior Office Assistant for Training and Development (Cody), 2009
Northwest College, AS 1987

Gilmore, Nancy
Administrative Secretary for Academic Affairs, 2002; 2003
Northwest College, AAS 2001

Gonzalez, Renee
Business Office Assistant, 2003

Gwynn, Diana
Senior Office Assistant for Visual and Performing Arts, 2015

Harper, Sam
Financial Aid Assistant - VA, 2010

Harrison, Marianne
Financial Aid Assistant, 2001
Northwest College AA, 1997
University of Wyoming BS, 2003

Hernandez, Lydia
Senior Office Assistant for Enrollment Services, 1992

Jacobs, Cindy
Foundation Technician, 2015

Jacobs, Deb
Senior Office Assistant for Physical Plant, 1984-87; 1992

Johns, Diana
Facilities Assistant, 2006

Joy, Julie
Facilities Assistant, 2011

Joy, Mandy
Facilities Assistant, 2014

Kerby, Sandy
Facilities Assistant, 2001

Kline, Char
Senior Office Assistant for Admissions and Recruiting, 2001
Northwest College, AAS 2000

Kobbe, Denise
Senior Program Assistant for Athletics and HOPE, 2000

Marquez, Erick
Interim Fitness Center Assistant, 2017
Northwest College, AA 2013

McCloud, Dianne
Library Assistant, 2015
University of Colorado, BA 1976

Mennell, Jacob
Campus Security Assistant, 2015

Moller, Stephanie
Children’s Learning and Care Center Assistant, 2015
Northwest College, AA 2001

Northrup, Kylie
Children’s Learning and Care Center Assistant, 2017

Paisley, Annette
Children’s Learning and Care Center Assistant, 2011
Northwest College, AA 2009

Peyton, Mike
Facilities Assistant, 2013

Peyton, Ruth
Facilities Assistant, 2010

Phillips, Troy
Facilities Assistant, 2015

Schaefer, Caitlin
Senior Office Assistant - Training & Development (Powell), 2016
St. Ambrose University, BA 2009

Slaughter, Deborah
Facilities Assistant, 2016

Spiering, Roseanne
Library Assistant, 2016
Christendom College, BA 2015

Spomer, Linda
Finance Technician, 1981

Teitsch, Cindy
Facilities Assistant, 2009

Tharp, Barry
Facilities Assistant (Utility Worker), 2016

Thomas, Emily
Senior Program Assistant for Nursing, 2014

Voss, Becky
Senior Office Assistant for General Office Support, 2010
Northwest College, AA 2013
University of Wyoming, BAS 2015

Warren, Kara
Interim Facilities Assistant, 2017

Watts, Jessy
Senior Office Assistant for Computing Services, 2016

Williams, Brett
Facilities Assistant (Utility Worker), 2011
University of Montana, BS 1993

Wilson, Marsha
Interim Division Secretary for Communications, Ag & Business, 2016
Colorado Christian University, BS 2001

Northwest College Foundation

The Northwest College Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation which serves as the college’s official fundraising organization. It was established in 1966 with four principal purposes: raising, receiving, managing, and distributing private funds that support NWC educational and related endeavors.

Visit the Northwest College Foundation website for more information.


  • Megan Woods Nickles, Powell
  • Chris Taggart, Cody
    Vice President
  • Dave Bonner, Powell
    2nd Vice President
  • Bryan Lee, Powell
  • Reanne Wolff, Powell
    Assistant Treasurer
  • Clay Cummins, Billings
  • Gloria Hedderman, Powell
    Assistant Secretary


  • James Bell, Cody
  • David Blevins, Powell
  • Bobbi Bronnenberg, Cody
  • Josephine DeWitt, Powell
  • Travis Graham, Cody
  • Stefani Hicswa, Powell (Ex-Officio)
  • Ron Hill, Cody
  • Sarah Johnson, Cowley
  • Cindy Katz, Cody
  • Lorna Kincheloe, Powell
  • Ron Lytle, Powell
  • Andy Nelson, Powell
  • Marlys Ohman, Powell
  • Charlotte Patrick, Powell
  • Steve Rockhold, Billings
  • Paul Rodriguez, Powell
  • Juanita Sapp, Powell
  • Ginny Singer, Powell
  • Craig Sorenson, Deaver
  • Tracy Thomas, Meeteetse
  • David Veile, Worland
  • Shawn Warner, Powell
  • Steve Webster, Cody
  • Doug Weedin, Cody

Emeritus Board Members

  • Alan Jones, Powell
  • Roger Kearns, Cody
  • Bud Linton, Powell
  • Jim Linton, Powell
  • Dick Nelson, Powell
  • Victor Riley, Cody
  • Bill Sheets, Cody


Northwest College Alumni Association

The Northwest College Alumni Association was chartered in 1988 as the first Wyoming community college alumni association and was among the first two-year college alumni associations in the Rocky Mountain area.

The association serves as the principal link between Northwest College and its worldwide network of over 21,000 alumni. An alumnus is defined as anyone who attended the college full time (12 or more credit hours) successfully completing at least one semester, or part-time and earned an associate degree.

Visit the Alumni Association section of the NWC website for more information.

Singer, Tom (‘73) - Billings, MT

Warner, Shawn (‘90) - Powell, WY
Immediate Past President

Quanbeck, Andy (‘01) - Shepherd, MT
Vice President/President Elect

Solomon, (Hahn), Amy (‘76) - Lone Tree, CO

Baker (Schweigert), Tessa (‘05) - Powell, WY
Butler, Karl (‘78) - Cody, WY
Cummins, Clay (‘61) - Billings, MT
DeWitt, Nick (‘07) - Lovell, WY
Dunning, Jerry (‘81) - Billings, MT
Fertig, Gene (‘65) - Powell, WY
Flom (Moller), Kim (‘81) - Meeteetse, WY
Frisby, Erika (‘95) - Billings, MT
Holm (Reed), Nancy (‘70) - Powell, WY
Norberg, Rick (‘80) - Powell, WY
Rogers (Coy), Alison (‘08) - Cody, WY
Schutzman, Dusty (‘95) - Cody, WY
Snyder (Rapkoch), Arianne (‘05) - Billings, MT
Titmus, Randy (‘80) - Cody, WY
Urbanik (Gaulke), Sara (‘97) - Red Lodge, MT
Wambeke, Ted (‘79) - Cody, WY
Warner (Skalsky), Carie (‘93) - Worland, WY
Webster, Kathy (‘89) - Cody, WY
Wetherbee (Peterson), Julie (‘89) - Worland, WY
Winland, Tim (‘88) - Lovell, WY