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Lancer Booster Club Kick-Off BBQ announced

The Lancer Booster club will hold their kick-off BBQ on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6 pm. The free BBQ for the first 250 EWC Lancer fans will be held at the Goshen County Fair Grounds Frontier Shelter.

This will be a great time for the community to meet the EWC coaches and student athletes from all the athletic teams. There will be prizes for the first guests at 6 pm.

For more information, please contact Terry Lofink, 308.765.8301 or Doug Ring at 307.532.7151.

EWC Highlights Upcoming Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Social Media Marketing for Small Business Owners class with instructor Robert Goodall.

Small business owner, does your marketing plan include social media? Whether you are new to the idea of social media marketing or you’ve toyed with it a bit, you must put this class on your schedule as a way of keeping your marketing plan current and effective. Upon completion of this hands-on class you will have a strong foundation and understanding of the different social media avenues, how to read and understand social media analytics, and how you can use social media to better market your business. Terms such as trending, geotargeting, selfie, and hashtag will no longer be foreign to you, Twitter and Facebook will move from a family and friend communication tool to an integral part of your business marketing. You will find the social media network that fits you and your business. This is the perfect class for established as well as start-up businesses.

This class will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, September 8/11 and 15/18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in Tebbet room 260. The cost of this class is $45.

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 Volleyball Players make All-Tournament Team

Brittany Belt # 3 Adele Cass #6

Eastern Wyoming College women’s volleyball players Brittany Belt, sophomore, Wright, WY and Adele Cass, sophomore, from Hereford, CO were named to the All-Tournament Team at the North Platte Community College Subway invite.

“We are extremely proud to have two of our players named to the Subway Classic All-Tournament Team. Brittany is a gifted setter who is being asked to do some things a little differently. She made a huge impact for us this weekend and will continue to do so throughout the season. As one of our team captains, Adele is a strong leader and a very dynamic player. Her contributions to our team are immeasurable. It’s great that our opponents also recognize their efforts” said volleyball coach Julie Sherbeyn.

Yes Ma’am Singers to perform at EWC

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents the Yes Ma’am Singers on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 2 pm.

Yes Ma’am, an Andrew Sisters-type singing group of Mary Mau, Angie Hoff, and Michelle Coolidge, all of Bayard, Nebraska brings their USO and 50’s-60 show featuring World War II, 50’s-60’s era music and costumes to the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming.

Pre-concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (with ID) and $10 for children under 13. Tickets at the door will be $20 adults and $15 for students and $15 for children under 13. Tickets may be purchased at the EWC Community Education office or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

EWC Vet Tech Program Update

Eastern Wyoming College has received the final report of findings from the December 11, 2013 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection compliance visit. As reported earlier, the College received citations for findings discovered during the visit. The findings included items under various categories involving procedures, facilities, and protocols.

The college responded quickly and thoroughly in correcting the deficiencies. New processes have been put in place to help ensure full compliance with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations. The College invested in extensive kennel improvements along with implementing stricter processes and enforcing protocols.

On July 30, 2014, the USDA issued their final ruling to the College which included an official warning for violations of federal regulations relating to only one of the violations section 2.33 (b) Attending Veterinarian and Adequate Vet Care. The College was not fined for this violation or any of the other violations.

In a letter dated, May 7, 2014, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has placed the EWC Veterinary Technology program on probationary status because the College did not have a current program director.

The College is pleased to announce the hire of two new co-directors, Ms. Cristi Semmler and Ms. Jamie Michael. Both professionals are certified veterinary technicians. Almost half of all AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology programs are directed by certified veterinary technicians. Semmler and Michael started work on August 4th and are working closely with administration and other faculty to get ready for the new academic year. In addition, EWC has hired Colleen Mitchell, DVM as a veterinary technology instructor.

“EWC will be fully staffed and looking forward to a good year,” shared EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.

Several subsequent reports are required to be submitted to the AVMA early this fall. It is unknown how long the program will remain on probationary status. The letter from the AVMA clearly states that “Graduates of a program with probationary accreditation are graduates of an accredited program.” The administration, faculty, and staff at EWC are committed to resolving any remaining issues and supporting the program.

The Veterinary Technology program continues to be one of the best enrolled programs at Eastern Wyoming College. About 30 new students have registered for the fall 2014 semester.
Dr. Armstrong indicated, “We are pleased with the thorough planning processes, improvements, and deliberation that have gone into correcting the deficiencies of the program. The Vet Tech program at Eastern Wyoming College is the only Vet Tech program in the state of Wyoming. Our enrollments have been strong and continue to be strong. We will work collaboratively with the USDA and the AVMA to ensure that the program continues to offer the quality experience that our students deserve.”

EWC Students attend SkillsUSA National Competition

Eastern Wyoming College students recently traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition. Team members that went to the competition were Amber Jerke, sophomore, Cheyenne, WY, Kyle Nicolls, sophomore, Windsor, CO, Tel Vineyard, sophomore, Otter, MT, and Aaron Wadhams, freshman, Mitchell, NE.

Individual welding competition, Tel Vineyard, sophomore, Otter, MT placed fourth.

The EWC Welding Fabrication team of Amber Jerke, Kyle Nicolls, and Aaron Wadhams placed 8th. These students had to win first at the state competition in order to qualify for the National competition.

SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education.

Eastern Wyoming College student athletes receive awards

NJCAA headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO has released the names of the 2013-2014 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards and All Academic Teams. Over 1,700 student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors.

The requirements for these NJCAA achievement awards are as follows:
Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for 4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale.
Exemplary Academic Achievement for 3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale.

Eastern Wyoming College student-athlete Kailee Duryea, women’s volleyball, Steamboat Springs, CO received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for having a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her career at EWC. Holly Heil, women’s volleyball, from Ord, NE, and Brittany Cross, women’s basketball, Orlando, FL, received the Exemplary Academic Achievement award.

The 2013-2014 season marks 31 years the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.

Goshen County Beet Growers scholarship matched and doubled at EWC

IMG_2552 A gift of over $43,000 has allowed The Goshen County Beet Growers Association to boost the Association’s Eastern Wyoming College scholarship endowment to over $110,000. The gift of $43,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the State of Wyoming Endowment Challenge matching program, and will be added to the amount already in place from a gift made by the Association in 2005.

Students will benefit for years to come from the generosity of the Goshen County Beet Growers Association. Three endowed scholarships will be available in 2015 for students from Goshen, Platte and Laramie counties in Wyoming, from Banner, Kimball, Morrill, Scottsbluff and Sioux counties in Nebraska, and any county currently raising sugar beets to be processed by the Torrington factory. Additionally, students must be pursuing academic programs in agriculturally related areas. Scholarship support will be available not only for students coming to Eastern Wyoming College, but for those who plan to transfer to a four year institution, again based on academic achievement in programs related to agriculture. The EWC office of financial aid has full details on the current and new Beet Growers scholarship criteria and application process.

The Goshen County Beet Growers Association was formed in 1926, and was merged with the Platte Valley WyoBraska Beet Growers Association in 1995. The initial intent of the Association was to provide scholarship assistance for students coming to Eastern Wyoming College as well as to provide an award for community projects. Members of the Goshen County Beet Growers Association who have provided the impetus for this scholarship and its growth include Dennis Eisenbarth, Gary Maul, Galen Herdt and Steve Feagler – all of whom have had years of experience in the sugar beet industry and a desire to ensure the scholarship’s ability to serve students on a permanent basis.

Feagler noted that “over the years, the Goshen County Beet Growers Association played an important role in the evolution of the sugar beet industry. We are proud to continue that legacy through this contribution.”

EWC director of financial aid Susan Stephenson added, “With college costs continuing to rise, donors such as the Goshen County Beet Growers are an increasingly crucial factor in students’ ability to attend and complete college.”

Contracted acres for sugar beets in Goshen County were expanded from 17,000 acres prior the early 1990’s to 35,000 acres after that time, all of which were to be processed by Holly Sugar’s Torrington factory. The growers’ contract with Holly Sugar ended in 2002 with the sale of the factory, however the Association has continued its support of students in agricultural programs since that time.

Endowment funds are established for various purposes. The EWC Foundation requires a minimum of $5,000 to establish a permanent endowment. Proceeds from investment of endowed funds are used to support programs and activities such as the Goshen County Beet Growers scholarship.

EWC Foundation Golf Tournament Winners Announced

The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation would like to announce the top golfers from the recently held annual golf tournament. Tied for first and second place were the teams of Tom Gardner, Kay Gardner, Toby Gardner and Vanee Simonsen, and Roger Feagler, Mary Feagler, Rick Stapleton and Rad Smith. The third place team was Doug Haught, Marilyn Fisher, Jim Fisher and Lucas Moore. The fourth place team was Dick Yates, Dick Harvey, BJ Malm and Dave Zimmerer. Rounding out the top teams were the fifth place team of Mark Mattis, Tina Mattis, Matt Mattis and Dan Dominguez.

This annual event raised $9,000 to support student success at Eastern Wyoming College. For more information about the golf tournament or the EWC Foundation, contact Oliver Sundby, Director of Institutional Development at 307.532.8304.

Eastern Wyoming College Announces the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the honor rolls for the spring 2014 semester. There were 211 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must also be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5, but less than 4.0. The Associate Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes those students who have at least six credit hours but not more than twelve with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

President’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY- Eric Avila, Hannah Chapman, Nicole Donbraska, Crystal Munoz, Dimitri Nesbitt,
Shaylyn Reichert, Dusty Southworth, Seren Umbenhower, Alyssa Vollmer

Afton, WY – Tyler Banta

Casper, WY – Nathan Pieper

Douglas, WY – Zane Bull, Latina Carr, Christopher Harris, Darcy Hoffman, Morgan Pagett,
Morgan Praska, Alexandria Rhoads, Logan Soto, Heather Townsend, Joshua Walmsley, Nita Werner

Ft. Laramie, WY – Jordyn Ellis

Glendo, WY – Cally Collins

Glenrock, WY – Karie Moulton

Hulett, WY – Alicia Cornett, Zoe Penning

LaGrange, WY – Sarah Cline, Joshua Fellows

Laramie, WY – Kylie Christopherson

Lingle, WY – Stacey Cruth

Lusk, WY – Teresa Hamilton, Robin Macera, Kathryn Randich, Ian Zerbe

Moorcroft, WY- Ryan Baker, Savanah Richter, Emily VerBurg,

Newcastle, WY – Angela Holliday, Marni Hossfeld, Hannah Williams,

Rock Springs, WY – Amanda Daugherty

Rozet, WY – Tyler Jones

Sundance, WY – Tonia Johnson

Wheatland, WY – Alyce Bowman

Yoder, WY – Crickett Volmer

Steamboat Springs, CO – Kailee Duryea

Orlando, FL – Brittany Cross

Mitchell, NE- Aaron Wadhams

Ogallala, NE – Dakota Clough

Whitman, NE – Logan Macomber
Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY – Shelby Burroughs, Josh Davison, Phoenix Durrant, Murphy Haun,
Savannah Kearns, Patricia Martinez, Kyle McDonald, Iziah McGee, Brooke Miller, Darlene Reich,
Bethany Sanders, Molly Weglin, Blake Wisroth

Beulah, WY: Brooke Ingalls

Buffalo, WY – Matthew Misslin

Casper, WY – Devin Williams

Cheyenne, WY – Cori Bagby, James Fossett, Amber Jerke, Cody Preston, Lindsey Semler,
Jared Wolf, Braden Woods

Cody, WY – Daniel Eckardt

Deaver, WY – Zacharria Wight

Dixon, WY – Shelby McKee

Douglas, WY – Chris Bolinger, Shannon Brown, Daxa Chaudhari, Bradly Edwards,
Bobby Eggleston, Tanner Gamble, Hunter Haman, Jamie Matthews, Rhian Miller, Shania Rich,
Scott Shuler

Etna, WY – Travis Gilliam, Josi Nelson

Gillette, WY – Charlene Pfaff

Green River, WY – Dean Dawes, Debra Erickson

Hartville, WY – Ross Walker

Laramie, WY – Alexandra Cook

Lingle, WY – Preston Hunt, Stacy Norton, Malia Shipley

Lusk, WY – Dylan Boltz

Moorcroft, WY – Brandi Essen, Callie Robinson

Newcastle, WY – Alondra Munoz

Oshoto, WY – William West

Pine Haven, WY – Colton Richter

Riverton, WY – Douglas Eicke

Rock River, WY – Everett Summers

Upton, WY – Jacy Grieves, Kristine Lehrkamp

Wheatland, WY- Maria Kauffman, Charles Maike

Yoder, WY – James Barton, Zachary Eisenbarth, Karlyn Najera

Haxtun, Co – Steven Seybels

Littleton, CO – Clay Schafer

East Helena, MT – Shawni Hamilton

Otter, MT – Tel Vineyard

Bayard, NE – Kacy Buskirk

Crawford, NE – Clayton Serres

Kimball, NE – Spencer Teasley

Lyman, NE – Jacob Ramirez

Morrill, NE – Austin Ford

Mullen, NE – Clara Vinton

O’Neill, NE – Cody Colman

Oshkosh, NE – Tori Vineyard

Scottsbluff, NE – Alexandra Miller, Haleigh White

Tryon, NE – Shane Suchy

Halliday, ND – Sadie Gjermundson

Sentinel Butte, ND – Derek Weinreis

Towner, ND – Tyler Thorson

Belle Fourche, SD – Chelsea Olson

Pierre, SD – Jacob Etzkorn

Murfreesboro, TN – Jacob Black

Austin, TX – Kara Babola

Moab, UT – Catrina Howe


Associate Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY – David Abernathy, Scarlett Alvarado-Ruiz, Kimberly Apple, Madison Bloodgood,
Nicholas Brower, Elizabeth Chavarria, Vanesa Chavez, Caden Coffelt, Jill Cronk, Anthony English,
Danielle Feagler, Levi Freeburg, Jamie Hackbarth, Kelsea Herriman, Kylie Korell, Avery Madden,
Allison Marsh, Lilly Martinez, Kylah Meyer, Abby Moore, MacKenzy Paschich, Callie Pearson,
Joann Robbins, David Somsen, Brett Spencer, Joseph Steele, Ryan Urbanek, Andrielle Walsh,
Wyatt Winget, Brock Youtz

Aladdin, WY – Monica Fowlkes

Albin, WY – Crystal Rooney

Alpine, WY – J. Bryan Dulco

Beulah, WY – Giovanna Julian, Brendon McGirr

Cheyenne, WY – Jesse Grimm, Trenton Vonburg

Douglas, WY – Aleecia Aikey, Alex Back, Logan Barker, Emily Bartling, Ciara Blain, Courtney Blain,
Caitlin Boe, Bayley Bratton, Annie Case, Jaise Depietro, Megan Dick, Eric Eckenrod, Shailey Esquibel,
Tera Fackelman, Marcus Frye, Savannah Graham, Dianna Hale, Justin Hancock, LaSonya Hancock,
Megan Hansen, Darla Harrington, Morgan Hays, Brittany Henry, Haley Hight, Lateesha Hiser,
Nicholas Hiser, Kelsie Jamerman, Tyler Jones, Celine Larson, Chance Leach, Madison Lehner,
Devon Logar, Brooke Marcus, Brock Oliver, Chase Oliver, Britta Paris, Baylee Parks, Timothy Parks,
Tori Parks, Cabot Peden, Jessica Perala, Amber Petersen, Tretia Pikula, Chase Quin, Tanaya Rohrer,
Tatum Seebaum, Echo Sonesen, Catherine Stock, Jessie Underberg, Lauri Walmsley, Blayn Watson,
Sydney Werner, Austin White, Ashlee Wilcox, Shayla Williams, James Willox, George Wortham

Evanston, WY – Robert Day

Ft. Laramie, WY – Jeanne Cato

Gillette, WY – Austin Bennett, Dane Clemetson

Glendo, WY – Kandace Meier

Glenrock, WY – Rachel Cotton, Morgan Downs, Ashley Eldred, Ivy Engel, Alexandra Hawkins,
Kaylee Montgomery, Sharlie Nissen, Veronica Oria, Jesenia Orozco, David Parkinson,
Devon Parkinson, Steven Ritter, Josie Sewell, Paige Steinmetz, Gideon Williams

Guernsey, WY – Melinda Kelley, Allison Rhodes

Hulett, WY – Wyatt Bears, Jarrett Bush. Morgan Cummings, Melissa Maddison, Stacy Penning,
Allison Preuss, Alisha Roberts

Jay Em, WY – Wyatt hageman

LaGrange, WY – Emma Brudlo, Carlie Enns, Lindsey Miles

Lance Creek, WY – Jessica Bruegger

Lingle, WY – Zachary Anderson, Joseph Jackson, Orrin Kinberg, Alexandra Sutherland

Lusk, WY – Amy Bergstrom, Kristy DeGering, Collette Graham, Jessica Leetch, Rishell Lizasuain,
Rhiannon Polen, Bryce Sturman, Matthew VandeBossche, Willow Waldock

Moorcroft, WY – Hyrum Burger, Joseph Clonch, Bailey Donaldson, Dace Graham, Dalton Robinson,
Edward Robinson, Lorena Robinson, AshleySams, Samantha Weymouth

Newcastle, WY – Steven Barela, Jodi Barker, Jesse Benson, Keriann Bissey, Nikolas Bock,
Jordan Brooks, Christopher Carey, Merritt Crabtree, Madison Crawford, Layne Crisman,
Sidney Douglas, Dillon Ehlers, Agapito Flores, Abigail Gettinger, Jade Haggerty, Kolton Hall,
Lynnell Hanson, Joshua Harper, Zakkery Higginbotham, Kianna Hobbs-Dye, Carlotta Holland,
Kalyn Houser, Phillip Jagelski, Melvin Jefferson, Tanya Jingleski, Todd Johnson, Bailey Karp,
Brandon Leddy, Megan Logan, Courtney Munger, Melanie Oakley, Lyle Ortega, Christina Rushton,
Christopher Spain, Amelia Stewart, Colton Thomas, Troy Tanner, Shane Toth, Ryan Westendorf,
Tracey Whetsell, Scottlyn Wiggins, Dylan Wimber, Shawnee Wrage, Lane Zerbst

Orin, WY – Courtnee Vialpando

Osage, WY – Robert Buffington

Pine Haven, WY – Cullen Swaney

Rozet, WY – Toby Reynolds

Sundance, WY – Cayla Adams, Chevy Blakeman, Cindy Hansen, Kacie O’Connor, Eden Valdon

Upton, WY – Rose Anderson

Van Tassell, WY – Jayci Shoults

Wheatland, WY – Dominic Cancino, Miah Fonder, Katherine Kernan, Aya Mistica

Castle Rock, CO – Harrison Hallmark

Mitchell, NE – Marika Hampton