Thursday, January 31, 2013

Standing Tall Email Tag

I have completed the requirements necessary to receive the email tag.




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Requirements to Display "Standing Tall" Tag

To Whom It May Concern:

I had the pleasure of attending a “Standing Tall” course last Friday, Jan. 25th.  It was a very inspirational and thought-provoking presentation which I found very enlightening! 

I have completed the following requirements to display the “Standing Tall” certificate:  

                Attended a “Standing Tall” Session (1/25/13)

                Signed the “Standing Tall” Certificate

                Displayed the “Standing Tall” Certificate

Thank you for your support and I look forward to receiving the “Standing Tall” Tag and fulfilling my own “code of principles” to live by. J


Lori Kapeles

Program Director

Child Development Center



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I have completed all of the requirements needed to receive the digital tag for “Standing Tall” and I have realized that “Standing Tall in an Upside Down World” is something that you think about long after the session is over.   



John Starnes

Child Development Center

Casper Wyoming


Friday, January 25, 2013

Standing Tall Tag

I have completed the Standing Tall session requirements and have signed the certificate and will proudly display it in my office reception area.  The version of the course I received was very riveting and very worthwhile.  I’m so glad this is a piece of Wyoming legacy and legislation!  Thank you so much!



Connie Jacobson, RN, BSN, MHA


Natrona County Government

6550 Wildcat Rd

Evansville, WY  82636

307.235.9458 Office

307.235.9608 Fax



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Standing Tall

I have attended the “Standing Tall” session, signed my certificate and pledge to live my code each day; find ways to put my principles into action; be a role model for principled leadership; and continue to give back to my community.


Thank you for this opportunity,


Mary Ann


Mary Ann Collins

Jona, Inc.

P. O. Box 3003

Casper, WY  82602

307/234-0583 Office

307/262-9937 Cell


Email Logo

Good Morning,

I wanted to let you know I have completed the outlined requirements and I am looking forward to receiving the link for my email signature. I’d also like to note that this is a truly fantastic program !!!!


Have a great day !!!


Mandy Ludtke


Wyoming Liberty Group

1902 Thomes Ave., Suite 201

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Phone: 307-632-7020

Fax: 307-632-7024


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Standing Tall

Good Morning,


I can’t begin to tell you how much this training meant to me.   I will need to continue to refine my values but I feel like this course gave me great building blocks for getting there.     I have my first 9 done.   They are the things that in raising a family are fairly easy to follow but so much more complicated in an office setting.    Here are my values:


1)      Hold your ground

2)      Stand up for others

3)      Speak up- Speak out

4)      Look for the reflection

5)      See the best in others

6)      Don’t miss a minute

7)      Always be “ON”

8)      Be in Service to Others

9)      Be the rock,  not the ripple


I felt like this was the best leadership class I have ever attended and I have attended quite a few of them .   It was highly organized,  well thought out and meaningful.   Dr. Noble did an amazing job,  his obvious passion for the topic comes through and he is very engaging. 






Traci Ruskowsky

Finance and Administration Manager

290 N. Brooks St

Sheridan, WY 82801



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cowboy Ethics

I have completed all of the above and would like to get the email tag. I enjoyed the book very much- it reminded me of grandfather and father’s way of viewing the world and how we should live in it. The presentation was engaging and motivating.


Thank you for coming to TRMC!


Lisa Matherne, LCSW- BACS

Program Director of Inpatient Psych



The Code

Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring workshop! I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Luana Krause
Wyoming Business Council

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Standing Tall In Los Alamos



I have completed the pre-requisites to achieve my Standing TALL tag. This is hands down the best program I have attended on personal accountability. While the words in my e-mail signature may be just that, words, the simple task of putting down on paper what is taken for granted was more challenging than I realized. I have attended different programs that literally dance around the final and necessary step that the Standing Tall program requires… Write it down, display it and most importantly, Live it.  I have these displayed above my desk alongside my degree because these two pieces of paper signify a personal conquest that I overcame and could not be more proud of my accomplishment.


Thank you for a wonderful program and I look forward every day to living my code.



Justin Grider

Deputy Fire Chief

Los Alamos County Fire Department

195 East Road Suite 101 Los Alamos, NM 87544

Office:      505-662-8308

Cell:          505-500-5196

Fax:           505-667-8302


My Code I am pursuing. Inpired by Cowboy Ethics.

Live a positive life with a positive mind *Be Nice * Be what inspires me*

Always show respect to those that make me who I am *

Make everyday better than yesterday *Be Serious when necessary, Be of good humor always*

Don’t just encourage family/work balance. Live it *Be decisive in thought, action and word *Give myself in service to others

*Live each day with Courage


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Update on the Standing Tall Program

Dear Standing Tall Graduates,

I’m posting this in order to give you an update regarding the program you completed. 

As you know, the University of Wyoming College of Business and the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership developed a three-hour ethics program using author James P. Owen’s Cowboy Ethics book as the organizing concept.  The initiative, Standing Tall in an Upside-Down World, was created with the goal of inspiring business people to serve as principled leaders in their companies, industries, and communities at large. While the initiative was originally designed for Wyoming’s industry executives, it is now impacting people well beyond the state’s borders.

To date, approximately 40 Standing Tall sessions have been conducted for various organizations and entities.  Graduates hail from 30 Wyoming communities, 18 states, 5 countries, and one planet J—and what’s really exciting is the program has only been in existence for one year. 

Referrals are primarily what drive the success of the Standing Tall initiative.  Graduates are vocal advocates and their testimonials help spread the influence of the program.  

So, where does the Standing Tall program go from here?  Clearly, business leaders in Wyoming will continue to be exposed to it.  Not surprisingly, UW College of Business students are also benefiting from the initiative.  In fact, every on-campus MBA student is now a graduate, as are the students in the college’s undergraduate business ethics courses.  

While the program's roots are in Wyoming, it’s clear this venture is going on an extended road trip. As of this writing, an agreement is being finalized with the Better Business Bureau to bring Standing Tall to Northern Colorado’s business community. Workshops were also recently conducted for the Los Alamos, New Mexico Police and Fire Departments, a large construction firm on New York’s Long Island, and one of the country’s top medical centers in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Future workshops are scheduled for the Governor of Idaho/the Idaho Young Presidents’ Organization in Boise, and C5 Georgia/the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in Atlanta.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Kent Noble

Assistant Dean

University of Wyoming College of Business

Department 3275 • 1000 E University Avenue • Laramie, Wyoming 82071

Cell: 307-760-7860 • Office: 307-766-3043 • Fax: 307-766-4028  E-mail:


The code I'm pursuing, as inspired by “The Code of the West” – What’s your code?      


1.       Remember, at the end of the day, it’s all about God, family, and friends.

2.       Figure out why you’re here…then go get it done. 

3.       Effort and attitude can trump intelligence, but nothing trumps integrity. 

4.       Make the room better when you enter it.

5.       Find the humor and share it. 

6.       Live each moment like your kids are watching. 

7.       Don’t make it more difficult than it really is.

8.       Strive for win-win situations.

9.       Bet on those that buy into the “half-full” theory. 

10.   Some things matter, some things don’t—don’t confuse the two.



Thursday, January 3, 2013

“Standing Tall” Completed

I have completed all steps.




Kimberly Klein

Assistant Project Manager

Stalco Construction, Inc.

1316 Motor Parkway

Islandia, NY 11749

P. 631.254.6767

F. 631.254.8015


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