Posts from October, 2013

EWC student helps Colorado flood victims

Raina Youkin a student at Eastern Wyoming College is enrolled in POLS 1000, American and Wyoming Government with instructor Ellen Creagar.

At the beginning of the semester the class read Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time, by Paul Loeb, discussing why it matters for citizens to get involved and what we get back when we get involved. Each student then chose a service project, the requirements being that it is something the student is interested in, it does not pay, and it helps others somehow.

Raina wanted to do something to help those in Colorado impacted by the flood. She thought that she would collect needed items for the people of Colorado like clothes, blankets and furniture. “She did it all herself, from the ads to the collection to the delivery. I helped only with advice and logistics” said instructor Ellen Creagar.

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EWC student Raina Youkin in one of the loaded vehicles heading to Colorado with much needed items for the flood victims.

EWC shares in loss of coach’s wife

October 17, 2013

It is with great sadness that Eastern Wyoming College has reported the wife of men’s basketball coach Casey Jones has been killed in a car accident in Nebraska.  Jennifer Jones was 39.

“We are missing someone close to home,” shared EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.  “We are doing all we can at this point to support Casey, his family and his team during this incredibly difficult time.”

The college is on Fall Break with no scheduled classes on Thursday and Friday of this week but all athletes are on campus for practice.

 

 

EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducted seven new members

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that seven students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on October 14, 2013. Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include: Josh Davison, Miles City, MT, Davin Gerrard, Torrington, WY, Preston Hunt, Lingle, WY, Kelsey Loper, Torrington, WY, Charles Maike II, Wheatland, WY, Adrienne Sikman, Torrington, WY and Nicholas Vetter, Torrington, WY

The Keynote Speaker for the event was Stuart Nelson, Human Resources Director at EWC.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs.

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Left to right: Josh Davison, Davin Gerrard, Preston Hunt, Kelsey Loper, Charles Maike II, Adrienne Sikman, Nicholas Vetter

Lancer rodeo team caps off fall season with a win

The Eastern Wyoming College men’s rodeo team finished the fall rodeo season at the annual Laramie County Community College rodeo with a team win.

“The men’s team finished strong,” shared EWC rodeo coach Jake Clark. “Our steer wrestlers Dustin Dailey and Tyler Thorson really stepped up this weekend winning 1st and 2nd. It is good to see these guys finish the fall season strong. They are both capable of winning a regional title.”

In the steer wrestling, Dailey, a sophomore from Long Pine, NE was 8th in the long go and 1st in the short go to finish 1st in the average. Thorson, a sophomore from Towner, ND 1st in the long go and 2nd in the short go for 2nd place in the average.

Freshman Cody Packer, freshman from Sturgis, SD was 5th in the long go of the tie down roping and finished 7th in the average.

Three teams of EWC competitors qualified for the short go in the team roping. Trey Yates, freshman, Pueblo, CO and partner Brit Ellerman, UW, were 2nd in the long go. Brock Gotchall, freshman, Laramie, WY and Denum Santero, sophomore, Scottsbluff, NE were 4th and teammates Shane Suchy, sophomore, Tryon, NE and Trent Kelly, sophomore, Sheridan, WY were 5th. Yates and Ellerman won the short go and the average with the other teams finishing in 4th and 5th place respectively in the average.

“Trey Yates came on strong these last two rodeos. He has worked hard and roped well. I look forward to watching him compete this spring,” shared Coach Clark.

In the bull riding, sophomore Josh Davison, Miles City, MT was 4th in the long go and finished 2nd in the average.

Sophomore Mardee Sierks, Brewster, NE, was 5th in the long go of the rodeo and completed the weekend with a 6th place finish in the average.

Becca Kartak, sophomore, Colome, SD was 6th in the long go of the breakaway roping and finished 3rd in the average. Teammate Sadie Gjermundson, sophomore, Halliday, ND was 7th in the long go.

“Becca moved up in the standings with her 3rd place finish at LCCC. The women’s team fell a little in the team standings but we have some individuals doing very well,” added Clark.

At the conclusion of the fall season, the women’s team is in 3rd place in the regional standings and the men’s team is in 4th place. The spring season will kick off in March.

Weinreis, O’Keeffe continue winning streak

The sophomore team roping team of Derek Weinreis, Beach, ND and Levi O’Keeffe, Mohall, ND are leading the Central Rocky Mountain team roping standings with 650 points each. This comes after another win at the Lamar College rodeo. The team dominated the rodeo winning both the long go, short go and average.

Teammates Trey Yates, freshman, Pueblo, CO and partner Brit Ellerman who rodeos for UW tied for 2nd/3rd in the long go and were fourth in the average. The freshman team of Kody Haas, Ault, CO and Shane Friede, Johnstown, CO were 5th in the long go.

In the tie down roping, Carson Musick, freshman, Pierre, SD was 3rd in the average and Yates finished 5th in the average. AJ Freeman, freshman, Dunning, NE qualified for the short go in 10th place.

Josh Davison, sophomore, Miles City, MT was 6th in the long go of the saddle bronc riding.

In the ladies breakaway roping, Mardee Sierks, sophomore, Brewster, NE was 7th in the long go and teammate Kaylie Haun, freshman, Torrington, WY was 9th.

Sierks also placed in the goat tying where she was 5th in the long go, short go, and average.

Torrington cowgirl Michaella Lay, sophomore finished 6th in the average of the barrel racing. Bailey Shaack, freshman, Hyannis, NE was 3rd in the long go.

The EWC Lancer Rodeo team is currently sitting in 4th place in the regional standings and the women’s team is in 3rd place. The fall season will conclude this weekend in Cheyenne at the Laramie County Community College rodeo.

Upcoming CDL Course in Douglas

EWC taking registrations for upcoming CDL course to be held in Douglas

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Douglas, December 2nd through December 20th. Class will be held Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. The registration deadline for this CDL class is November 1st.

 

This class is designed for those individuals interested in getting a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or those who need a CDL for their job.  Employers needing CDL drivers or who are looking to train current staff should also inquire. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have your Class A CDL & D.O.T. Physical so you will be ready for employment.

 

Workforce training grants are available for students and employers.  Interested individuals do need to complete the preregistration process.  Contact Marilyn Cotant at 307.532.8365 or by email at workforce@ewc.wy.edu.

 

 

EWC Highlights Upcoming Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering One World—Many Religions class.

Reverend Brian Kroeger will be the instructor and will provide an introduction to the major world religions. Explore the religions that have shaped history, civilizations and your next door neighbor’s views. Although there are many religions around the world, there are five major religions with the largest numbers of followers. You will learn about origins, the history and essential teachings of each of these major religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. In addition, there will be brief description of other religions and religious practices.

This class will be held Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 & December 5, 12, 19 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in Tebbet room 272 and will cost $29.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Rodeo Team Continues Quest for CNFR Qualification

The Eastern Wyoming College rodeo team continues a strong streak of winning and placing at this fall’s rodeos.

Alicia Eaves, sophomore from Lancaster, CA won the average in the barrel racing with a score of 37.54. Paige Stovall, freshman, Torrington WY qualified for the short go in barrel racing. In breakaway Becca Kartak, sophomore from Colome, SD placed 8th in the long go.

In the steer wrestling, Clay Packer, freshman from Sturgis, SD placed 6th in the average with fellow team mate AJ Freeman, freshman, from Dunning, NE 6th in the long go.

The EWC team roping teams of Derek Weinreis, sophomore from Beach, ND, and partner Levi O’Keeffe, sophomore, Mohall, ND, brought home 1st in the average while team mates Coleton Spitz, Sophomore, Holyoke, CO, and Logan Macomber, sophomore , Arthur, NE placed 4th in the average.

Josh Davison, sophomore, from Miles City, MT placed 4th in the average in saddle bronc. Jake Etzhorn, sophomore from Pierre, SD placed 2nd in the long go in bull riding.

“I am very excited for Alicia. She has worked hard to put herself and her horse in a position to do well at these fall rodeos. I look forward to watching them compete down the stretch.” shared Coach Jake Clark. “This is also the third time that Derek and Levi have won the Sheridan rodeo” coach Clark said.

The team travels to Lamar, Colorado next for the rodeo hosted by Lamar Community College.

EWC Golf team 1st in standings

The Eastern Wyoming College Golf team had a great fall season and finished in 1st place in Region IX Division I.

Brandon Rideout, sophomore, Wamsutter, WY is in 2nd place. Aaron Nirider, freshman, Riverton, WY is in 3rd. Garrett Mortimer, sophomore, Erie, CO, is in 4th place. Josh Wilson, freshman, West Haven, UT is in 7th place, Chandler Meeboer, freshman, Casper, WY is at 14th and rounding out the top twenty is Deyton Klein, sophomore from Holyoke, CO, in 19th place.
The last tournament for the fall was held at Trinidad. The team placed 3rd with a score of 624. Aaron Nirider placed 5th with Garrett Mortimer and Brandon Rideout tying for 8th place.

“We had a great fall and look forward to the winter off before the spring season. We are sitting well in the region after winning 4 of the 5 fall tournaments.” said Coach Casey Jones.

EWC taking registrations for upcoming CDL course

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Torrington October 28 through November 15. Class will be held Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm.

This class is perfect for those individuals interested in getting a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or those who need a CDL for their job. Employers needing CDL drivers or who are looking to train current staff should also inquire. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have your Class A CDL & D.O.T. Physical so you will be ready to drive.

Workforce training grants are available for students and employers. Interested individuals do need to complete the preregistration process. Contact Marilyn Cotant at 307.532.8365 or stop by the Workforce Development Office located at the College at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.