Posts from December, 2013

Eastern Wyoming College students and faculty attend Governor’s Business Forum

From left to right:  Abby Moore, Torrington, WY; Megan Crenshaw, Gilbert, AZ; Governor Matt Mead; Jennifer Minks, EWC instructor of Business/Accounting; Rick Vonburg, EWC instructor and, Division Chair of Business and Technology and EWC student Taylor Cooper from Lingle, WY.  Also attending but not in the photo was Nathan Pieper, EWC student from Casper, WY.

From left to right: Abby Moore, Torrington, WY; Megan Crenshaw, Gilbert, AZ; Governor Matt Mead; Jennifer Minks, EWC instructor of Business/Accounting; Rick Vonburg, EWC instructor and, Division Chair of Business and Technology and EWC student Taylor Cooper from Lingle, WY. Also attending but not in the photo was Nathan Pieper, EWC student from Casper, WY.

Several EWC instructors and students recently attended Governor Matt Mead’s Business Forum in Cheyenne. The Forum included local, regional, and national speakers that shared business success stories, opinions on national events, and panels that discussed a variety of issues that Wyoming will face in its future. Some of the featured speakers were Governors Mead of Wyoming and Daugaard of South Dakota; David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winning author known as our national historian; Kevin Parker, Columbine survivor and Washington state Representative; and Herb Meyer, retired Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council.

Throughout the Forum successful Wyoming businesspersons presented their stories, including Patrick Zimmerer of Table Mountain Vineyards in Huntley. Other notable presenters were C.J. Box, the New York Times best-selling author from Cheyenne; Wyoming Chief Justice Marilyn Kite; Wyoming Speaker of the House, Tom Lubnau from Gillette; and Wyoming legislators Eli Bebout of Riverton, Tom Lockhart of Casper, and Tim Stubson of Cheyenne.

EWC students were impressed with the program presentations. Abby Moore of Torrington said, “It really opened my eyes to what is going on in Wyoming right now, and all the business that is booming and coming out of this great state.” Megan Crenshaw of Gilbert, AZ, stated, “At this Forum I encountered some of the wisest people I’ve ever heard speak. The lessons I learned and took away I will try to implement into the rest of my life.” Nathan Pieper of Casper shared, “It was a true honor to have this rare opportunity as a college student to meet with and listen to so many of the people that keep this state running. The perspective about my future changed.” Taylor Cooper of Lingle mentioned, “In addition to listening to Wyoming business men and women, we also listened to an economist speak on world difficulties and shed a new light on problems such as wars, population, and diversity. He was so interesting and by far my favorite speaker” added Ms. Cooper.

EWC instructors Jennifer Minks and Rick Vonburg indicated it was a great experience for them as well as a unique opportunity for the EWC students attending. Vonburg noted that the Forum was sponsored jointly by the Wyoming Business Alliance and the Wyoming Heritage Foundation, which brought an interesting blend of speakers covering civility, social issues, and business aspects to the program.

EWC Phi Theta Kappa and SkillsUSA members donate toys to area children

PTK student members wrap and put together bags of toys to give to the children at Torrington Learning Center

PTK student members wrap and put together bags of toys to give to the children at Torrington Learning Center

The members of PTK and SkillsUSA at Eastern Wyoming College raffled off an I-Pad and collected donations to purchase gifts to give to the children at Torrington Learning Center. The students raised over $800 and purchased toys which were presented to Tonya Nepper at the center on the EWC campus.

The PTK officers chose to be involved in the project because they had been studying ways to build bridges out of poverty for young people. One of the ways is to identify and build on talents and strengths that children have. Students carefully selected toys that would help the young students build on those strengths, such as xylophones for those with musical talent; basketball hoops and balls for those with athletic talent; puzzles and Lego’s for those with spatial talents.

Phi Theta Kappa officers are Chelsea Olson, President, Kailee Duryea, Vice President, Molly Weglin, Secretary and Nicole Donbraska, Treasurer. SkillsUSA officers are Amber Jerke, President, Kyle Nicolls, Vice President, Jessica Rammell, Treasurer and Ryan Urbanek, Secretary.

SkillsUSA members give sacks of toys to Tonya Nepper at Torrington Learning Center Left to right: Stan Nicolls, SkillsUSA Advisor, Ross Walker, Kyle Nicolls, Evert Summers, Amber Jerke, Tonya Nepper, Center Coordinator, Muriel de Ganahl, PTK Advisor

SkillsUSA members give sacks of toys to Tonya Nepper at Torrington Learning Center
Left to right: Stan Nicolls, SkillsUSA Advisor, Ross Walker, Kyle Nicolls, Evert Summers, Amber Jerke, Tonya Nepper, Center Coordinator, Muriel de Ganahl, PTK Advisor

Holiday Hours

hh2014The following is a schedule of closures and schedules for the holiday season.

December 13

  • Semester Ends
  • Dorms Close @ 6:00pm
  • Womens Basketball vs. Trinidad State @ 5:30pm
  • Mens Basketball vs. Trinidad State @ 7:30pm

December 14

  • Womens Basketball vs. Otereo JC @ 2:00pm
  • Mens Basketball vs. Otereo JC @ 4:00pm

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December 23 – January 2

  • College Closed
  • (except for Fitness Center, see below)

Fitness Center & Racquetball Courts

  • December 24 close @ 1:00pm
  • December 25 Closed
  • December 31 Close @ 1:00pm
  • January 1 Closed


January 10

  • Womens Basketball vs. McCook CC @ 5:30pm
  • Mens Basketball vs. McCook CC @ 7:30pm

January 11

  • Womens Basketball vs. North Platte CC @ 2:00pm
  • Mens Basketball vs. North Platte CC @ 4:00pm

January 14

  • Spring Semester Classes Begin

EWC Volleyball Team and Student Senate Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

 

Back Row L to R Kaye Lively, #6 Tori Vineyard, #1 Jacey Holst, #4, Brittany Belt, #11 Devin Williams, Ted Bentley, First State Bank, #12 Molly Welniak, #8 Taylor Schwalbe, #13 McKayla Peterson Front Row: L to R Barb Hansen, Janna Canfield, #5 Holly Heil, #2 Kailee Duryea, #9 Adele Cass, #10 Shelby Burroughs, #7 Cooper Cercy, #3 Faith Banks.

Back Row L to R Kaye Lively, #6 Tori Vineyard, #1 Jacey Holst, #4, Brittany Belt, #11 Devin Williams, Ted Bentley, First State Bank, #12 Molly Welniak, #8 Taylor Schwalbe, #13 McKayla Peterson
Front Row: L to R Barb Hansen, Janna Canfield, #5 Holly Heil, #2 Kailee Duryea, #9 Adele Cass, #10 Shelby Burroughs, #7 Cooper Cercy, #3 Faith Banks.

The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancer Volleyball team played their hearts out for breast Cancer Awareness recently.

All admission receipts at the gate and the EWC portion of the 50/50 drawing was donated to Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Alpha. EWC Student Senate/Student Activities sold t-shirts and donated the sales of these shirts. The total raised was $1,450.88. These funds are made available to Goshen County residents to help maintain breast health. Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Alpha works with the Public Health office to disperse funds to those in need. The money can be used for mammograms, ultrasounds, wigs, w

ound dressings, and even gas for travel to receive treatments.