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CWC Honors Three Former Employees Who Recently Passed

January 14, 2022 by Tori Stanek

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Three former Central Wyoming College employees passed away in fall 2021. The college honors former president Richard St. Pierre, as well as Professor Richard ‘Dick’ Winslow and WACE Office Assistant and Community Education Instructor Judy Hubbard. 

Richard St. Pierre

(1940 – 2021)

Richard St. Pierre graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 1961 and went on to teach high school and coach basketball in Watertown, Connecticut. While in graduate school, Dr. St. Pierre worked in the Pittsfield school district in Massachusetts. 

St. Pierre earned two master’s degrees; one in biology from St. Joseph’s College in Connecticut in 1965 and one in geology, the following year, from Union College in New York. 

In 1966, Dr. St. Pierre began teaching science at Berkshire Community College in Massachusetts. While at this college, he pioneered an environmental program and served as the Dean of Admissions. 

St. Pierre was named assistant dean of academic affairs at Bristol Community College in Massachusetts in 1971. During his five years at Bristol, Dr. St. Pierre was appointed to the Board on Vocational Technical Education in 1972 and became a dean in 1976. The same year, Dr. St. Pierre earned his doctorate in higher education management from Southeastern University in Florida. 

St. Pierre’s wife said his short but productive presidency was typical of his career.

After completing his doctoral education, Dr. St. Pierre became the interim president of Quinsigamond Community College in Massachusetts. He had this position until he was hired as CWC’s third president. He and his wife, Margaret, moved their four daughters to Wyoming in 1980. 

At CWC, Dr. St. Pierre founded Wyoming Public Television, secured funding for the Arts Center, and acquired the horsemanship facility for the equine and rodeo programs. He also got approval from the Community College Commission to become the first community college in the state with a nursing program.

“He was always in a hurry to get things done,” Margaret St. Pierre said. “He did a lot in the three years he was there, then on to the next challenge. “

In 1983, Dr. St. Pierre left the college to take his first company public on the Vancouver, B.C. stock exchange. With Margaret as his partner, he pioneered two mineral exploration companies with properties in the United States and Canada. 

When the market crashed in 1987, Dr. St. Pierre began working out of Manhattan and Gothenberg, Sweden to help introduce Swedish businesses to the United States. 

St. Pierre never fully left the field of education. Bishop Ricken appointed him to the Board of Wyoming Catholic College in 2005, where he served until his death in December 2021.

 

Richard ‘Dick’ Winslow

(1939 - 2021)

Richard ‘Dick’ Winlsow was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After he attended the University of Houston, Winslow trained as a photo interpreter for the U.S. Military. 

Winslow fell in love with Wyoming while working at an insurance company in Cheyenne. He moved to Riverton and was first employed by the college in 1987 as an instructor. In 1990, he became an assistant professor of computer science. During this time, he met and married his wife, Nancy Kelly. 

Winslow accepted the associate professor of business and vocational technology position in 1993, where he worked until 1996 when he was promoted to professor of business and vocational technology. Winslow took early retirement in 2000 but returned to teach as an adjunct from 2001-07. 

When he wasn’t at work, Winslow loved athletic challenges. He bicycled more than 100 miles a day when he traveled with his club. Winslow was also dedicated to his faith and attended church for many years. 

Winslow’s family said he lived his 82 years in full, and that he holds a special place in the hearts of many. He died in November 2021. The college is grateful for the 19 total years of service he provided to CWC.

 

Judy Hubbard

(1951- 2021)

Judy Hubbard was born and raised in Riverton. Hubbard attended Casper College and CWC, where she was ultimately hired and completed her career.

Hubbard started out at the CWC Business Office as the accounting tech in 1999. In 2005, she accepted the position of Workforce & Community Education assistant. After eight years, Hubbard worked part-time as the WACE office assistant. During this time, she was also a community education instructor until 2015.

Hubbard is remembered fondly for her 16 years at CWC.

During her lifetime, she loved being outdoors in the Wind River Mountains. Hubbard was a talented chef and seamstress and enjoyed researching her family’s genealogy. Above all, Hubbard enjoyed her roles as a grandma and great-grandma, and she spent as much time as possible with her grandkids.

Hubbard and her husband Ron both died in October 2021.