Portrait of Kristen Marshall

Kristen Marshall, a sophomore from Riverton, will graduate this spring with a degree in nursing.

Originally from San Jose, California, Marshall lived in Arizona for a time where she met her husband. She had been accepted into the nursing program in Phoenix, but when she and her husband decided to relocate to Wyoming, she contacted the CWC Nursing Director, Stacey Stanek about transferring.

Marshall’s grandfather and grandmother passed away in two separate incidents of malpractice. Prior to her death, Marshall watched her mother struggle to take care of her ailing grandmother without knowledge of hospice and other resources. These experiences called Marshall to the nursing field.

I want to make a difference and I have a passion for life, health and longevity. ”

Marshall wants to strive to emulate Stanek whom she calls a major inspiration. After graduation, she plans to pursue a bachelor’s and then a master’s. She would also love to earn a doctorate someday. Marshall is an advocate for education, no matter a student’s age or background.

“It’s worth it, you are never too old to pursue a degree,” Marshall said.

In her free time, Marshall enjoys spending time with family, baking and exploring the outdoors. You can also catch her and her family members in some of CWC’s theatre productions.

Marshall was nominated by her instructor Chris Kube.

“I have had to opportunity to work with Kristen this semester in the classroom and clinical setting,” Kube said. “Kristen is polite, caring and acts respectful and professional at all times. Kristen deeply cares about others and it shows in her treatment of other students, staff and patients. She exemplifies the very best in nursing. I would nominate her for student of the year if I could.”