EWC to Host New Student Orientation
July 2, 2003
(Torrington, WY) New students at Eastern Wyoming College this fall will benefit from attending new student orientation. The orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 2 beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. After a welcome from EWC President Jack Bottenfield and Student Senate President Brian McNamee, students will be entertained by science instructors Lorna Stickel and Nick Roster. A program called Life Matters, following the entertainment, will remind students to make good decisions and reiterate that there are consequences to their actions. The students will then rotate through four different sessions: Paying for College, Risky Business, Classroom Expectations, and A Balanced Lifestyle & College Survival. Sessions on adults making a successful transition to college, loan counseling and placement testing are also available. Students will have lunch with their advisor and then will be able to spend the afternoon getting acquainted with roommates, and instructors and also finding their classrooms. Students will then be able to attend the EWC vs WNCC volleyball game in the Verl Petsch, Jr. Gymnasium.
Tanya Cook, Coordinator of High School and College Relations and orientation chairperson, stresses the importance of attending orientation. "We want our students to be successful. During orientation we try to show them what to expect and who to turn to for help. This is a big step of freedom and independence for several of these young adults and we want to help them make the right decisions."