The University of Wyoming Alumni Association is celebrating its 120th anniversary Thursday March 26th, 2015. The UWAA formed on March 26, 1895 when eight alumni gathered to organize the Association to “promote the University interests and the affiliation of its graduates.” Since then, the Association has served UW by keeping alums connected to the university, helping alumni get good jobs and providing scholarships to deserving students. Today, UW has over 119,000 alumni worldwide.

Keener Fry, Executive Director of the association said,

“I would like to thank our 18,700 UW Alumni Association members and ask alumni who haven’t joined yet to become UW Alumni Association members, members play a crucial role in increasing the value of every UW degree and membership gifts provide funding for scholarships, awards, network and chapter events, alumni career services, and much more. As part of our 120th celebration, we are offering special, discounted dues of $20 for a six-month trial membership or $120 for a three-year membership.”

Alumni may join the UWAA by calling (307) 766-4166 or visit uwyo.edu/alumni. Current members can be a part of the celebration, too, by making a donation to help the UWAA engage recent graduates and keep them connected to the university and the UWAA.

The Alumni Association will conclude its 120th anniversary celebration on April 18, 2015 with a Gala at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. This celebration will provide a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of the UWAA to UW throughout our 120 year history. Highlights of the evening will include a reception, dinner, and entertainment from multiple UW student performers, videos and awards and recognitions. The cost is $75 for an individual or $140 per couple. Reservations may be made by calling (307) 766-4166 or visiting uwyo.edu/alumni.