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CC student and Casper native named ‘Wyoming Student of the Year’

Morryah McCurdy with CC President Darren Divine.(Courtesy of Casper College)

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper native and Casper College student has been named the 2019-2020 “Wyoming Student of the Year” by the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees.

That student is Morryah McCurdy, who the college says has been actively engaged with coordinating activities and events with a number of nonprofit organizations working in the community.

Wyoming’s United states Senator Mike Enzi has taken notice of McCurdy’s efforts.

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“I have no doubt that Morryah will be a prominent figure in her community in the future, and I am blessed to have her a part of my staff in my last year in office,” Enzi said in the college’s March 26 announcement. “As a Casper native, Morryah is passionate about her community and making change for the future. She is a dedicated and hard-working young woman. I look forward to seeing what her future holds.”

CC veteran and international student coordinator Nick Whipps explains that McCurdy’s activities at the college include serving as president of the CC National Society of Leadership chapter.

McCurdy has also helped in partnerships with the following organizations:

  • Lighthouse Women’s Sober Living Home
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Mimi’s House for Homeless Teens
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Olympics
  • LIFT
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • ENGAGE
  • Natrona County Tourism Board
  • Seaton House.

“It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work alongside Morryah in the three years she has been involved with the National Society of Leadership and Success,” Whipps said in the college’s announcement. “From the moment she started as the president of our organization, you could tell that there was an immediate change of culture and attitude among the 100+ students that we serve every semester.”

“Morryah has an effortless way of being able to meet the demands and concerns of hundreds of students while also ensuring that each one of them feels important, listened to, connected, and, most importantly, empowered. Since she started, we have put on over 20 different campus activities and community service events, not to mention the countless connections we have made with organizations in the community. Morryah truly is the embodiment of the WACCT Student of the Year Award.”