Shanda Barlow

Pre-Health Professional: Pre-Veterinary Science

Shanda Barlow not only loves animals but also enjoys helping around CWC. She has a positive attitude and you can find her helping out at Rustler Central.

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I love animals and the science behind the medical field. My dream is to be a vet in my home state of Wyoming.”


Shanda is a freshman studying Pre-Veterinary Science. She is a local girl who decided to stay close to home. Shanda works in the CWC INBRE lab, is a work study student for Rustler Central, a Student Ambassador and is in Student Senate. In her freetime she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys reading a good book. 

Future Goals

To attend the University of Wyoming to complete a Bachelor's degree before attending a veterinary school. 

Eric Bennett

Social Sciences

Eric is a sophomore at CWC in Riverton studying Social Sciences.

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I like CWC a lot; the professors really help me and challenge me here. I am determined to continue my education and get my Master's degree, no matter how long it takes.”


While his education is a priority, so is taking care of his younger sister - a freshman in high school.

Eric works with the Northern Arapaho Tribe engaging with community youth to help them become leaders and understand the importance of unity. He is also working on a campaign called 'Rez Against Meth.'

Future Goals

To work in Social Sciences. 

Logan Kay

Communication, Radio Broadcasting and Film

Logan has always wanted to be part of radio production, and Central was a great place for him to start that path.

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Everyone here is so friendly, and I've met great friends who have made my college experience amazing.”


Logan is from Thermopolis, Wyoming, and is a sophomore. Along with aspiring to work in radio production and film, Logan also is earning a degree in Communication because he felt that if you can communicate well with others you can get a job anywhere. This free spirit can be found long boarding across campus to and from classes, the radio station and other places on campus. He helps many departments including the Radio Broadcasting, TV Broadcasting, Admissions and Marketing. 

Future Goals

To complete a Bachelor's degree and work for a radio station in sales or production.

Amy Chidester

Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Pharmacy

Even with a substantial course load, Amy has maintained a 4.0 GPA and devotes her time to not only helping fellow students but also to clubs, tutoring, recruiting, resident life and ambassadors.

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I really enjoy anatomy, and I've always liked science. I want a career where I can help people.”


Amy is a sophomore from Green River, Wyoming. She decided to come to CWC because the people were nice, and she knew it would be a good place to start in Pre-Health with the on-campus cadaver lab. In her freetime she enjoys being part of campus clubs, spending time with friends and listening to music.

Future Goals

To attend Colorado Mesa University to continue her education in health.

Dietrik Becker


Dietrik Becker started his education at Black Hills State University playing for the football team. He later decided to come to CWC to pursue a degree in Nursing.

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I would like to work at a clinic or hospital or maybe even be a surgical nurse. ”


Dietrik wanted a career that he knew would be more hands-on, and he knew CWC could offer him the education he wanted. In his free time, Dietrik enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family.

Future Goals

To work as a nurse.

Kierra Muehler

Theatre and Education

Kierra Muehler started acting in high school and decided to pursue a degree in it.

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I really liked acting and was good at it. I also really like working with kids and have a lot of fun around them. Teachers impact students' lives, and I want to be a part of that.”


Kierra enjoys playing the piano, singing and spending time with friends and family. She plans to attend a university to pursue a Bachelor's degree and would like to teach in another country. 

Future Goals

To attend a university, earn a Bachelor's degree in Education and teach abroad.