Two students were awarded scholarships from the Don J. Likwartz Endowment.  Taylor Rodeman is from Douglas, Wyoming and plans to continue her major in petroleum engineering with a minor in honors and a new minor in management.  Max Mazurie from Lander, Wyoming is in the undergraduate program of becoming a petroleum engineer with a goal to complete a masters degree.  

About the Don. J. Likwartz Endowment:  Friends and family of Don J. Likwartz set up an endowment to honor the contributions of Don to the petroleum industry. Don retired in January, 2009, after 11 years of service to the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. Originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming, Don sadly passed away in 2010. He earned a B.S. in 1963, and M.S. in 1966, in petroleum engineering from UW, where he was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was proud of his education at UW and felt that another Wyoming resident should have the same opportunities. His widow, Judy (Cox) Likwartz (B.S. Sociology 1994, B.S. Social Work 1995) currently lives in Oregon and is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church and active in community outreach activities. The endowment will first be offered to support a Wyoming resident student, and if no Wyoming resident qualifies, the support will be offered to others outside the state entering the petroleum engineering discipline.