OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437
October 26, 2016
******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******
First Lady Carol Mead
First Lady Mead and University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic
Announce Recipient of the First Lady’s Leaders in Literacy Award
CHEYENNE WY – First Lady Carol Mead and the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC) announced today that the Teton Literacy Center is the recipient of the inaugural First Lady’s Leaders in Literacy Award. First Lady Mead and the LRCC established the award to recognize a Wyoming citizen, organization, community, or business that has made significant contributions to advancing literacy within Wyoming.
“We received nominations from all over the state acknowledging the innovative and impactful efforts of a myriad of groups and individuals working to promote literacy in our state,” said Mrs. Mead. “Our selection committee was impressed and inspired by the caliber of work being done.”
The Teton Literacy Center will be honored at the Wyoming Business Forum luncheon on November 10 in Cheyenne and will receive a $4,000 award.
The mission of the Teton Literacy Center is to change lives through the power of literacy in its community. The TLC focuses on family literacy through prevention, intervention, and environment programs.
Nominees for the award include:
Gina M. Hughes – Cheyenne
Katy Brock – Laramie
Jolene Olson – Sheridan
Betty Abbott – Cheyenne
Susan Bednasek – Wheatland
Sue Knesel – Gillette
Casey Vansickle – Wright
John Jorgensen – Casper
Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom – Cheyenne
Children’s Learning Center – Jackson
Raising Readers in Wyoming – Pine Bluffs
We Read – Casper
Davis Elementary School – Cheyenne
The full list of this year’s nominees and their work can be found on the LRCC website.