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The Alumni Advisory Council

The mission of the Alumni Advisory Council is to champion a lifelong relationship between Western Colorado University and its alumni. If you would like to join our team by becoming a council member, please submit your application here.

Members

Laurel Becker

Laurel Becker

Registrar

Laurel Becker (Butcher, ’07) moved from Hudson, WI to Gunnison in 2004 to attend Western State College of Colorado. She pursued a BA in Art: […]

Shannon Bounds

Shannon Bounds

Shannon Bounds attended Western State College starting in the fall of 1987. I graduated in Spring of 1991 with a B.A. in Recreation. Currently she […]

Paul Giberson

Paul Giberson

Director of Student Retention and Completion

Paul was born and raised in Breckenridge, Colorado, and started his skiing career at age 2! Skiing is Paul’s passion and carried him to Western […]

Jared Hooks

Jared Hooks

Jared graduated from Western State College in 2004 with degrees in both Psychology and Sociology. His emphasis in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice helped pave […]

Mike Horn

Mike Horn

As a youngster, Mike Horn’s most influential years were spent living in Lowell, Massachusetts—the birthplace of beatnik author Jack Kerouac and storied boxer Mickey Ward […]

Gabe Martin

Gabe Martin

Gabe graduated Western in 2005 with degrees in Business and Recreation as well as an emphasis in Ski and Resort Management. After graduation Gabe started […]

Olivia Murphy-Welconish

Olivia Murphy-Welconish

Olivia Murphy-Welconish graduated Western in 2021 as a student in the Honors Program majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy. Since graduation, Olivia joined the […]

Vickie Wheeler

Vickie Wheeler

Vicki (Figgie) Wheeler graduated in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration and Spanish. Upon graduation she worked in Admissions at Western for 3 years […]

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