Posts from February, 2011

Eastern Wyoming College Student, Employees and Board Member Recognized

February 22, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College would like to announce the recognition of the individuals who were nominated by their peers for the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Awards. The nominations were for exemplary student, faculty member, classified employee, professional employee, board of trustees’ member and posthumous nomination for foundation volunteer award. Nomination packets included examples of how the nominee has had a positive impact on their community college and how they have been involved in the community.
The EWC nominee for student of the year was Amy Gibbs from Lingle, Wyoming. Gibbs serves on the student senate as the GEAR-UP Representative. Amy is a former Wyoming State Champion Air Rifle target Shooter which spurred her on to help other students create the Shooting Sports Club. This club was added to the official list of EWC Clubs and organizations in the fall of 2009. In her nomination packet, she was recognized as an excellent role model with outstanding grades, personal attitude, and desire to serve others.
Patti Sue Peterson, Vet Tech Instructor and Science Division Chair, was the EWC nominee for faculty member of the year and has taught at the college for 33 years. One student shared their experience with Peterson as an instructor, “She helps us any way she can both in and out of class. She is always available for any need we may have.”
The EWC Professional Employee was Dr. Dee Ludwig. Ludwig is Vice President for Learning and has worked for EWC since 1988. Serving in many different roles during her tenure at EWC, she has consistently been recognized as always putting students first. She was tasked with the position of Self-Study Coordinator for the Higher Learning Commission accreditation visit and led campus groups to a very successful visit and ten year accreditation.
Jamie Sullivan, Administrative Specialist at Eastern Wyoming College, Douglas Campus was the nominee for Classified Employee. She is frequently a student’s first point of contact and a reliable source of support and information, helping students navigate both personal and educational challenges. Jamie goes beyond her responsibilities to help each and every student.
Trustee James (Jim) Davis was nominated for Board of Trustees member of the year. Davis has served on the EWC board for twelve years and has been the treasurer for nine of those years. A fellow trustee recognized Davis as “being the trustee who always remembers that our College exists to serve students.”
Mary Lou Atkins was the posthumous nomination for Foundation Volunteer Award. Mary Lou passed away in January 2010. Her visible legacy to Eastern Wyoming College can be clearly seen in the transformation of landscaping that took place on the campus. Her support of EWC students who needed a lot of help, or just a little, was evidence of her commitment to what a community college can do when a person of any age wanted to try and change their lives.
Nominees were recently recognized at the WACCT Community College Conference and legislative reception held in Cheyenne.

Eastern Wyoming College receives Wyoming Challenge Grant GED funds

February 22, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College is participating in the Wyoming Challenge Grant which pays the GED testing fees for low-income individuals. The grant is funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the University of Wyoming. Qualifying students who intend to enter college or a career/technical program are eligible for a GED fee waiver under this grant. A short application and eligibility form will need to be completed by the student and/or parents and guardians.
The Adult Basic Education Program at EWC offers assistance to adult learners to prepare for the GED examination. Flexible scheduling is available for individualized instruction. To find out more, contact Diane McQueen, ABE Director at 307.532.8285.
For more information about the grant or to apply, please call Janet Martindale, Testing Center Coordinator at 307.532.8228.

EWC Offers Courses in Mobile Welding Lab in Douglas

February 22, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College announces short-term welding courses to be offered in the College’s Mobile Welding Lab on campus in Douglas. Classes are available at the following times:
Session 1 – March 21 – 25, Monday – Friday, 7 am – 1 pm
Session 2 – March 21 – 25, Monday – Friday, 3 pm – 9 pm
Classes will also be held in Moorcroft and Newcastle in April.
Courses will be offered for credit. The following courses will be available: Maintenance Welding, Intro to Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding (Dual Shield).
Test-training is also available for welders seeking to qualify for specific welding codes or specifications. This training consists of supervised practice and documentation of proper techniques, enabling the welders to overcome faulty habits. Practice specimens are made and tested, and the welders are guided toward correcting any welding faults they may have. At the end of the training week, a decision can be made to test or not test with additional charges for the testing.
Workforce training grants are available for these welding courses. Please contact the Workforce Development office for more information or to register with Jo Ellen at 307.532.8365 or Ashley at 307.532.8366. Minimum of 4, maximum of 7 students per session. Base pricing may vary upon course expenses and location.
Interested persons may also visit the EWC campus in Douglas located at 203 N 6th Street or call 307.358.5622.

Eastern Wyoming College Receives Wyoming Challenge Grant GED Funds

February 22, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College is participating in the Wyoming Challenge Grant which pays the GED testing fees for low-income individuals. The grant is funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the University of Wyoming. Qualifying students who intend to enter college or a career/technical program are eligible for a GED fee waiver under this grant. A short application and eligibility form will need to be completed by the student and/or parents and guardians.
The Adult Basic Education Program at EWC offers assistance to adult learners to prepare for the GED examination. Flexible scheduling is available for individualized instruction. To find out more, contact Diane McQueen, ABE Director at 307.532.8285.
For more information about the grant or to apply, please call Janet Martindale, Testing Center Coordinator at 307.532.8228.

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EWC Foundation Seeks Nominees for Distinguished Awards.

February 11, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2011 Distinguished Service Award.
Nominees for the Distinguished Alumni Award should be based upon an individual’s exemplary achievement in his or her particular endeavor in life, which encompasses academic, professional, and civic activities.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes exemplary achievement in service and support of Eastern Wyoming College. Alumni (graduate) status is not required for nomination or receipt of this award.
The Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award recipients will be recognized at the EWC Commencement ceremony to be held in Torrington on May 6 at 7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
For additional information or to find out how to submit a nomination, please call the EWC Foundation office at 307.532.8397 or 307.532.8304.

Glenn Miller Orchestra to Perform in Torrington

February 1, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Eastern Wyoming Fine Arts Council will present the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Friday, March 4, 7:00pm in the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium.
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.
The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
Ticket prices are $20 for general seating and $40 for reserved seating.
For more information or tickets please call the Community Education Office at 307.532.8213.

Eastern Wyoming Arts Council Presents Paul Taylor and Bill Harney Performance

February 1, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council will be presenting a performance of Paul Taylor and Bill Harney on February 10th at 7 pm at the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming.
Paul Taylor celebrates the culture of his Australian homeland and travels throughout the U.S., performing to all ages. Taylor delights in celebrating both the Aboriginal and European roots of his culture through story, song and didjeridoo.
Yidumduma Bill Harney is recognized throughout the world as an artist of high esteem on many different stages. He is a master storyteller, song man, didjeridoo player/maker, painter and writer. All his art forms have the deepest roots in the celebration of his Wardaman Aboriginal heritage and his unique ability to “walk in both worlds” and communicate the joy of his culture to a global audience.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for K-12 students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Community Education office at the College or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323. Tickets will also be available at the door.
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