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Welcome to the Casper College Foundation. We make education happen.

Our Mission: The purpose of the Casper College Foundation shall be to enhance the educational opportunities and environment at Casper College.

Over the past 25 years, The Foundation has provided $68 million in support to the college. For The 2014 academic year, we provided $7,422,425 in institutional support as well as $934,000 in scholarships to more than 600 worthy students in every area of study. We provide major program support to events and programs such as:

The Foundation also funds new equipment and technology purchases to improve learning. New scholarships, programs, and awards are continually being established.

Individual, family, private foundations, corporate, and employee donations play an integral role in the growth and development of Casper College. Planned gifts, memorials, donations to areas of greatest need, scholarships, employee awards, and naming opportunities are just some of the many giving avenues that make quality education happen. Donations in the form of cash or assets are tax exempt to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Everyone connected to Casper College wins when you donate or volunteer. Please support your CC Foundation.


For more information contact:
Paulann Doane
Executive Director
Alumni Association
Foundation Home Page
Community Partners
Campus Map & Fast Facts
Make a Gift!

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Casper College Foundation Staff


Paulann Doane
Executive Director, Casper College Foundation

Denise Bressler
Chief Financial Officer - Foundation
Linda Nix
Assoc. Dir. of Alumni Relations
Elliott Ramage
Assoc. Dir. of Donor Relations
(307) 268-2325
Becky Wise
Admin. Asst., Foundation
(307) 268-2256
Abbey Engen
Alumni Assistant
(307) 268-2326

Katie Schwieger
Data Assistant
(307) 268-2213

Board of Directors - Officers



John Jorgensen

President, Hilltop National Bank



Tim Kugler
Vice President
Retired President, Wells Fargo



Lynnde Colling

Vice President for Administrative Services
Casper College



Paulann Doane
Executive Director

Casper College Foundation


Board of Directors - Members



Scott Bennion
Dermatologist, Central WY Skin Clinic
Casper College Board of Trustees



George Bryce
Financial Advisor, Lincoln Financial Advisors



Roy Cohee
Owner C&Y Transportation
Casper College Board of Trustees



Dr. Darren Divine
President, Casper College



Kathy Dolan
Retired, Occupational Therapist
Casper College Board of Trustees



Bill Huppert
First Interstate Bank
Regional President WY



Honorable Tom Lockhart
Wyoming State Representative,
House District 57



Mary Lynn Shickich
Public and Government Relations Consultant



Mike Stepp
Donells Candies
President Casper College Alumni Association



Judge W. Thomas Sullins
District Court of the Seventh Judicial District, Natrona County



Bob Sutter
Retired President, Hilltop National Bank



Craig Valdez
President, ANB Bank



Richard E. "Dick" Wheeler
Retired, Wyoming Machinery



Mark Zaback
President and CEO, Jonah Bank

Coming soon...

Employee Awards

Garth Shanklin Education Awards

This is the Foundation’s newest employee award established in August 2014 by Garth Shanklin and his wife Arlene. The award began with one full time faculty member receiving a $1,000 award and one adjunct faculty receiving a $500 award. Calls for nomination with specific instructions are being gathered by Pete Van Houten. Garth is former instructor and Department Head for Addictionology and Psychology and a recent retiree. He serves on the state Retirement Board. For more info, contact Elliott Ramage (link)

Judith Bailey Scully Awards

This award was established to honor faculty who demonstrate academic excellence as characterized by Judith’s outstanding accomplishments as a CC and UW student. After winning honors from CC, she took her degree from US only three years after graduating from NCHS. She then went on to quickly win accreditation in the prestigious New York School system and has made major contributions to post graduate level education by co-organized research colloquia through the Rocky Mountains. She is the daughter of Jim and Audrey Bailey who have been major supporters of universities throughout the west, and is the niece of Walter Bailey of the founding fathers of CC. For more info, contact Jody Youmans Jones (link).

  • Jodi Youmans-Jones [2005]
  • Mickey Goodroe [2006]
  • Tammy Frankland [2007]
  • Kendall Jacobs [2008]
  • Ebba Stedillie [2009]
  • Erich Frankland [2010]
  • Jessica Hurless [2011]
  • Marty Finch [2012]
  • Dale Anderson [2013], Fire Science Department Chair

Outstanding Administrator Award/Casper College Outstanding Administrator

This award is designed to recognize an administrator who demonstrates an outstanding service reputation. This would include: job performance, knowledge, effectiveness, character, communication, cooperation, judgment and interactions. The nominee must have completed a minimum of two years of service as an administrator at Casper College and have not received the honor during the previous ten years. Administrators may not nominate themselves for this award.

This nomination form needs to be submitted to the Administrative Alliance Chair no later than March 2015. (2015 award nominations are now closed)

  • A. LeRoy Strausner [1989] Dean of Students
  • Paul E. Hallock [1990] Director, Planning and Development
  • Stan McDowell [1991] Director, Intramurals
  • Garth Shanklin (1992) Director, Counseling
  • R. Lynnette Anderson [1993] Director, College Library
  • Russell Poppen [1994] Director, Student Placement/Career Services
  • Jenny Black [1995] Admissions Coordinator
  • Darry Voigt [1996] Director, Student Financial Aid
  • William Landen [1997] Director, College Relations
  • Lynn Fletcher [1999] Registrar/Coordinator Admissions and Student Records
  • Linda (King) Toohey [2000] Director, Admission Services
  • Shirley Jacob [2001] Grants Coordinator
  • Ron Mathisen [2002] Buildings Maintenance Supervisor
  • Text Box: Jim Ochiltree [2003] Vice President Student Services
  • Mark Robinson [2004] Campus Security Director
  • Barb Meryhew [2005] Director, Housing/Student Activities
  • Janet de Vries [2006] Director, Career Services
  • Kevin Anderson [2007] Western History/Automation Specialist
  • Kim Byrd [2009] Student Success Coordinator
  • Lois Davis [2010] Dean, Educational Resources
  • Alison McNulty [2011] Registrar/Director of Admissions and Student Records
  • Robyn Landen [2012] Director of Financial Services/Controller
  • Teresa Wallace [2013] Director of Counseling

Robert Durst Classified Staff Award

This award is designed to recognize classified staff, demonstrating an outstanding service reputation including job performance, knowledge, effectiveness, character, communication, cooperation, judgment, and interactions. The nominees may have not received the honor during the previous three years. Staff may not nominate themselves for this award. This nomination form needs to be submitted to the Robert Durst Classified Staff Award Chair Ann Dalton no later than March 2015. (2015 award nominations are now closed)

  • Sarah Sulzen [2007] Academic Assistant, Life Science
  • Kathy Coe [2008] Academic Assistant, Language and Literature
  • Mary Lewellan [2009] Student Success Specialist
  • Text Box: Robert Taylor [2010] HVAC Technician
  • Glenda Pullen [2011] Executive Asst. Vice President - Academic Affairs
  • Mike McLemore [2012] AV Media Instruction Technician
  • Belle Stapleton [2013] Custodial Crew Leader

The Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Awards

The Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Awards recognize two outstanding Casper College educators each year. All full-time faculty (including supply) are eligible to compete for one of these prestigious $2,500 cash awards. The criteria are these:

1. The candidate must possess qualities of an outstanding educator.

2. The candidate must have documented participation in professional organizations and/or activities.

3. The candidate must have taken an active role in community and/or out-of-school cultural activities.

Any qualified employee of the college may nominate a candidate by submitting a formal letter of nomination to the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, GW 407 (self-nominations are not permitted for this award).

After the nomination period has closed, the nominees will have one week to accept or decline the nomination. Nominees who have accepted will be announced to all employees in December.

The nominees will then prepare the application form and obtain the required letters of reference. They will have until March 2015 to finalize and submit their application packet. No one may be nominated after the December deadline and only complete packets will be accepted.

The Salary and Benefits Committee will select the two recipients based on a points system. The awards recipients will be announced at the annual recognition dinner in the spring.

For more info, contact Shareen Mosier. (link)

  • Judy Cavanagh [1987] Director, Nursing Programs
  • Richard R. Means [1987] Director, Testing
  • F.E. "Skip" Gillum [1988] Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Michael H. Sarvey [1988] Chair, Business
  • Lynn Munns [1989] Art Instructor and Division Chair
  • Jean G. Wheatley [1989] Director, Athletics/Physical Education Instructor
  • Albert E. "Al" Allen [1990] Geology Instructor
  • Paul L. Wolz [1990] English, German, and Humanities Instructor
  • James Gaither [1991] Art History and Painting Instructor
  • Helon H. Raines [1991] English and Writing Center Director
  • Thomas Empey [1992] Director, Theater
  • Lynda Durham [1993] Spanish Instructor
  • Gale Alexander [1994] Director/Instructor, Communication Program
  • Mary Kubichek [1994] Legal Assistant Instructor
  • Roger Fenner [1995] Music Instructor
  • Cheryl Wrasper [1995] Nursing Instructor
  • Willard Robinson [1996] Biology Instructor
  • Gary Becker [1996] Physical Education, Business Instructor, Women's Basketball Coach
  • Pete Wildman [1997] Mathematics Instructor
  • Kelly Burch [1997] Agriculture Instructor
  • Ebba Stedillie [1998] Communication, English Instructor
  • Eric Unruh [1998] Music (Piano) Instructor
  • Joan Bangen [1999] Early Childhood Education Instructor
  • Gerald Nelson [1999] Physical Science Department Chairperson
  • David Arndt [2000] Electronic Technology Instructor
  • Gretchen Wheeler [2000] Communication, Theatre, Forensics Instructor
  • Douglas Crowe [2001] Biology Instructor
  • Clare Eastes [2001] Education Instructor
  • Megan Graham [2002] Electronics Technology Instructor
  • Nancy Wright [2002] Business Office Technology Instructor
  • Erich Frankland [2003] Political Science Instructor
  • Grant Wilson [2003] Language and Literature Division Chair
  • Ruth Doyle [2004] Education/Psychology Instructor
  • Mark Steinle [2004] Construction/Welding Instructor
  • C. Evert Brown [2005] Biology Instructor
  • Kerri Mahlum [2005] Early Childhood Education Instructor
  • Mellissa Connely [2006] Geology Instructor
  • Barbara Mueller [2006] Anthropology & Sociology Instructor
  • William Mixer [2007] Director, Environmental Training and Resource Center
  • Ann Rognstad [2007] English and Reading Instructor
  • Chad Hanson [2008] Sociology Instructor
  • Jianjun He [2008] Music Theory Instructor
  • Richard Burk [2009] Theatre Instructor
  • Lesley Travers [2009] Addictionology Instructor
  • Garth Shanklin [2010] Psychology Instructor
  • Jean Tichenor [2010] Music (vocal) Instructor
  • Shawn Powell [2011] Psychology Instructor
  • Kent Sundell [2011] Geology Instructor
  • Liz Ott [2012] Accounting Instructor
  • Patrick Patton [2012] Music Instructor
  • Jessica Hurless [2013] Communications Instructor
  • Jared Bowden [2013] Physics Department Chair

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How to Support the Casper College Foundation
“Together in Generosity, We Make Education Possible.”

How to Make a Gift
You can make a donation to The CC Foundation in a variety of ways, including cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. The Foundation can also help you with memorial gifts or honorariums, and process matching gifts. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.

Cash or check gifts are the simplest way to give and offer a tax deduction for the full amount in the year in which you make contributions. Your cash gifts are deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for the taxable year, but any excess is deductible over the next five years. Simply drop off a cash gift to the The Casper College Foundation or mail a check, payable to the Casper College Foundation to 125 College Drive, Casper, Wyoming. You may make an online donation via Paypal or credit card. Please be aware that Pay Pal and credit cards charge fees, so cash or check are preferable but not required. Installment payments via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your checking account can also be set up calling our office at 307-268-2256 or contacting our Executive Director for the paperwork.

The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. By donating appreciated securities to CC Foundation, you avoid capital gains tax as well as receive a tax deduction for making a charitable gift. Gifts of stock are tax deductible at the full fair market value. If you have stock losses, sell the stock yourself to realize the loss and take the deduction for tax purposes. Then generate a charitable contribution deduction by donating the cash proceeds of the sale to the CC Foundation. For instructions and help making a securities transfer, please contact our Chief Financial Officer, Denise Bressler at 307-268-2215.

Real Estate
If you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value, an outright gift may be the simplest solution. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Please contact Paulann at our office at 307-268-2215 to discuss a gift of real estate.

Personal Property
Assets related to the educational mission of Casper College (books, art works, scientific or historical collections, etc.) generate tax deductions equal to the fair market value of the gift. For more information, please contact Paulann at 307-268-2215.

Matching Gifts
Many companies will match or even triple their employees' charitable giving with a gift of their own to institutions of higher education. Some also match or triple charitable contributions made by retirees or directors. Matching gifts are directed to the same college, program, or scholarship fund as was the employee's original gift. If you have the opportunity to secure corporate matching funds for Casper College, please mail your forms to:

Casper College Foundation
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
or scan the documents and email it to Paulann

Memorials and Honorariums
A gift to education is a particularly meaningful way to pay tribute to someone special in your life. It even makes a distinctive anniversary or birthday gift for those who love Casper College. We are happy to notify honored designees or the family members of those remembered with your gifts, if you provide appropriate contact information when you make donations.

Fund for Excellence
Your donation goes to the “Areas of Greatest Need.” In some cases, it will be matched by the State of Wyoming or generous local donors who have issued challenges. You can direct where you want your money to go.

VisionVision Campus Community Campaign
This campaign’s aim is to raise the final 1.7 million in private donations still needed to finish the local 10 million locally pledged commitment to the 97 million campus master plan. Naming opportunities are available in the new buildings for larger donations.
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Scholarships and Programs
You may set up your own scholarship or program or add to existing funds or programs. The foundation funded $760,000 million in scholarships this year to over 700 students.

Casper College has many awards for outstanding employees. If you would like to contribute to an existing award or create a new one, please contact Paulann at 307-268-2215.

Thank you for your support in making quality education happen!

For more information contact:
Paulann Doane
Executive Director
Alumni Association
Foundation Home Page
Vision Campus Community
Campaign Brochure
Donors/Community Partners
Campus Map & Fast Facts
Make a Gift!
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