Wilder Scholarship created for paramedics majors

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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A scholarship created specifically for Casper College paramedic students in memory of paramedic Michael Wilder has been established.

The Michael Wilder Paramedics Scholarship will award $1,000, split between the fall and spring semesters, to a Casper College paramedics major enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The recipient does not need to be a Wyoming resident for consideration.

“We honor our son, brother, uncle, and grand-uncle in offering this scholarship. Mike was a Michigan native who came to Wyoming and discovered his passion for helping others, becoming a paramedic in his 40s,” said his sister Barb Maguire, representing the Wilder family. Mike Wilder graduated from Casper College in 1998.

According to Maguire, Wilder was an Eagle Scout, master mason, and outdoorsman “ … who loved four-wheeling, fishing, and geocaching; a gentle giant with a big heart.” Wilder died while on a call in January 2020 and “ … is greatly missed by family and friends. We know he’d be proud to have his name on a scholarship for paramedic students,” Maguire added.

To apply for this and other Casper College scholarships, go to the Casper College Foundation and Institutional Scholarship page.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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