CWC employee wins state award

Mar 6, 2014 From staff reports

Marilú Duncan, the director of Central Wyoming College's Student Support Services program, has been honored by the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees as the year's Professional Employee of the Year.

Duncan, who has been responsible for multiple diversity activities at CWC, was recognized at the annual WACCT Awards and Legislative Reception held Feb. 20 in Cheyenne.

For more than a decade, Duncan has been the director of one of the largest and most successful Student Support Services programs in the nation. The program is designed to identify and provide services to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, targeting first generation, low income and students with disabilities. The federally supported program at CWC provides resources to more than 400 students annually, including retention, tutoring and university transfer services.

Under Duncan, the program has assumed responsibility of the college's retention efforts.

Other CWC nominees for state awards include faculty member Buck Tilton, classified staff member Sonja Fairfield, and student Abbey Wilson.

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