Rusty McClintock graduated from the WyoTech – Laramie campus in March 2009 after successfully completing the Collision/Refinishing, Chassis Fabrication, Street Rod and Trim & Upholstery curriculums. During his tenure at WyoTech, he achieved Eagle Tech status through his excellent grades and attendance record, participated in intramural sports and volunteered on numerous projects. Rusty donated more than 250 hours on projects such as the WyoTech Alcohol Awareness program, a project car for a soldier who was fighting in Iraq and a time-intensive truck build at West Coast Customs in Corona, Calif. As a result of Rusty’s efforts, along with the rest of the WyoTech team, the school was able to surprise a soldier with a completely restored and well-tuned muscle car.
Rusty was deemed an "outstanding graduate" by the Street Rod department and was hired by the campus as a tour guide following his graduation. Since then, he’s shared his knowledge during metal shaping seminars at the school and was a featured speaker at the new student orientation in April of this year. Today he is employed by the Ogden Top & Trim company in Chicago where he works on antique, vintage and high-end sports car interiors.
"Rusty is one of those students and employees that we hated to see leave the school," said WyoTech-Laramie president Guy Warpness, "but we knew he was destined to accomplish great things. We expect to hear a lot more about Rusty in the future."