WPR News
7:42 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Dispute at Northwest College over recruitment letter

Powell, WY – Some students and faculty at Northwest College in Powell are upset the college president sent a recruitment letter to area teens who are members of the Mormon church.

The letter from Paul Prestwich touted the opportunities the school offers to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prestwich is a member of the LDS church, and he
sent the letter to a list of high school students provided by the church.

College student Laci Kennedy says the letter has concerns about the separation of church and state because it used college funds to target potential students of just one religion.

But Prestwich says he's surprised by the reaction and says he's confident the letter didn't violate any laws.