Washut Honored with Scully Award

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Art Washut, Casper College criminal justice instructor.

Art Washut, Casper College criminal justice instructor. Casper College photo.

Art Washut, Casper College criminal justice instructor, was honored recently with the Judith Bailey Scully award.

“Art is recognized by students and colleagues as the consummate professional who is genuinely excited and committed to his students’ academic and career success as well as his overall programs,” said Erich Frankland, the 2010 Scully Winner. According to Frankland, Washut devotes much of his time and energy to the Casper College Criminal Justice Club and leads field trips in and out of the state for students.

“His breadth and depth of professional connections, such as teaching at the state police academy in Douglas, (Wyoming), help him give his students a comprehensive and thoughtful overview of career options and contacts,” Frankland said. “Art is also active in the community, especially baseball and midget football as well as in the CC community and was a long-time member of the Casper College Faculty Senate,” Frankland noted.

“It is always nice to receive accolades. It is really special when the accolades come from your peers. The selection committee chose me from among many fabulous instructors here at Casper College that makes this award special,” said Washut.

The yearly award, first presented in 2005, was established by Marlan O. Scully in honor of his wife Judith “… to honor faculty who demonstrate academic excellence as characterized by Judith’s outstanding accomplishments as a Casper College and University of Wyoming student,” said Paulann Doane, director of the Casper College Foundation.

Bailey Scully won honors while attending Casper College and took her degree from the University of Wyoming only three years after graduating from Natrona County High School.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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