Trappers for life, our alumni are a vital member of our community long after they leave campus.
Once a Trapper, Always a Trapper!
Distinguished Alumna '23
This year, the College honored Mrs. Candy Vyvey Moulton, '76. Throughout her career, Moulton's written 17 Western history books; co-edited a collection of short fiction and a two-volume encyclopedia; and written and produced several documentary films.
She won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America in 2006 for her biography, Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People, another Spur in 2010 for “In Pursuit of a Dream,” the documentary film she wrote and produced with Boston Productions Inc. (BPI) for the Oregon-California Trails Association, and a third Spur in 2023 for her documentary film “The Battle of Red Buttes.”
Moulton began writing for the Saratoga Sun in Saratoga, Wyoming, when she was in high school, which led her to study journalism at Northwest College and the University of Wyoming. While attending college, she edited the Northwest Trail and was News Editor for the UW Branding Iron. She edited the Saratoga Sun for five years and served for 17 years as the editor of the Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine.
Currently Moulton is the Executive Director of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame and an Executive Producer for BPI. In 2022 she retired from her position as Executive Director of Western Writers of America. She lives near Encampment and is married to Steve Moulton, a 1975 NWCC graduate. They have two children and two granddaughters.
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Jennifer Lynn '01
For many students, college isn’t just about time spent in the classroom, but the small moments and connections made along the way.
This experience was especially true for Jennifer Lynn, a first-generation student from Wibaux, Montana, a town of less than 600 people. Lynn, who is now an associate professor of history and the director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Center at Montana State University Billings, recalls arriving at Northwest College for her first semester.