President’s Welcome – Dr. Tom Armstrong

tomarmstrong_13If you are unfamiliar with our college, I want to welcome you as a full partner in learning. Eastern provides a safe, secure environment wrapped around the concept that you count. We promise to take you seriously and support you every step of the way. That has been and will continue to be our hallmark; we invite you into the family.

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” William Foster.

This applies to you. It applies to the friends you will meet here: students, faculty, and staff. Working hard will pay off in dollars; learning will excite and invigorate you. You and your family will experience a quality of life that is richer and more rewarding. Investing time now will provide you with more choices and will allow you greater freedom.

So, if you’re asking, “Will this really pay off?” It will. “Is now the right time?” It is. This “Quality” quote frames both identified and emerging challenges for Eastern Wyoming College and the communities we serve. Those of us in position to make a difference (and that means all of us) must commit to creating a future-focused learning environment dedicated to a climate of acceptance and meaningful innovation, productive questioning, and authentic cooperation.

Whatever you’re after, we have good places to start that will equip you to go anywhere: Workforce training to meet customized needs. Short and long-term certificates that improve your current situation, qualify you for specific jobs, or advancement in your current area. A solid general education core of classes to prepare you for transfer to a four year college or university. A further appreciation of science, math, art, business, accounting, technology, literature, language, history, social sciences— friends, teachers, education professionals, family.

Believe in yourself—others do. Give yourself the permission to explore and succeed. Grow with us at Eastern Wyoming College.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Dr. Tom Armstrong
President, Eastern Wyoming College