Walsh Receives Brady Award

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

Elizabeth Walsh, a 2014 graduate of Natrona County High School, was recently selected as the 2016 recipient of the Jon E. Brady Award in Political Study at Casper College, where she is double majoring in international studies and world languages.

Walsh is the 15th recipient of the annual award, according to Erich Frankland, political science instructor. Following Casper College Walsh plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business and then go into the Peace Corps. Walsh, who speaks French, Russian, German, and Spanish, wants to eventually work internationally and use the languages that she has learned.

Some comments from reference letters on Walsh include: “great talent,” “hard worker with a quick mind,” “Her motivation to learn new facts is very high and she also has a great passion to help other students,” “Elizabeth can step in and make almost any situation better,” and “she is outstanding.”

“I support all of these comments as I have had Liz in a number of classes,” said Frankland. “Her usual quiet demeanor somewhat hides a great inquisitive intellect which definitely comes out in her writing, class discussion, etc. She is an extremely talented student, especially with foreign languages and the complexities of international events, who is definitely worthy of this award. She is one of our graduates who will most assuredly go (on) to great things in her further academic career and beyond,” Frankland added.

Past recipients of the award include Charity LaFountain in 2014 and Mickala Schmidt in 2015. The award is named after Jon E. Brady, instructor emeritus of political science at Casper College.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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