Leota Didier (right) accepts the UIU Alumni Award for Service to
Community from UIU Board President Bob Firth.
Leota Didier, a 1943 graduate of the Fayette campus, has transformed the 900+ person town of DuBois, Wyoming, by building a library, an opportunity shop, a children's afterschool center, and a community center for the town to host events. She is a proud supporter and donor of the Big Horn museum, and most definitely of Upper Iowa University. With her two-year degree in elementary education, Leota manages camps for underprivileged children and has done so for the last 40 years. She has helped inner-city kids get away from drugs, violence, and poor home lives by giving them an opportunity to learn about the Wild West, hard work, and a life without modern technology. Leota's generosity is shaping lives for generations.
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