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Alan & Ann Simpson join celebration of residence hall named after them

Posted September 25, 2009
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Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson shows his Screen Actors Guild card to Northwest College students at a Thursday, Sept. 17, pizza party celebrating the completion of the addition to the residence hall bearing his name. NWC students Ryan McLaren of Los Angeles, Calif. (left), and Mark Keierleber of Newcastle, Wyo., were regaled by Simpson's stories about his movie acting experience, limited as it was. NWC nearly doubled the occupancy available in Simpson Hall with the addition that was finished just in the nick of time to accommodate this year's steep enrollment increase. The construction, funded by $5.3 in revenue bonds, added 76 suite-style rooms to the hall and came in under budget. 

 

Simpsons talking to audience
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Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson and his wife, Ann, talked to Northwest College students, friends and employees during a pizza party. Simpson told the crowd that Northwest College now has the same enrollment the University of Wyoming did when he and Ann were enrolled there.

 

Simpsons give bear hugs to old acquaintances
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Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson and his wife, Ann, gave bear hugs to old acquaintances just before a pizza party celebrating the completion of the addition to the residence hall bearing their name. Ann has her arms around Mark Kitchen, NWC's vice president for college relations, and Alan is hugging Dee Havig, the college's residence and campus life director. 

 

Simpsons visit with student from Morocco
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Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson and his wife, Ann, talk with Northwest College student Houda ZaaZaa from Morocco.

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID VAUGHAN/NWC

Alan & Ann Simpson join celebration of residence hall named after them