EWC Recognizes Donors at Annual Donor Reception
December 13, 2004
Students including Thomas Vetter (pictured)
each addressed the crowd and thanked
them for their donations during the reception.
(Torrington, WY) Eastern Wyoming College recently hosted the annual Donor Appreciation reception. This is always a very special evening for Foundation Donors, Scholarship Donors, and Student Scholarship Recipients. Dr. Jack Bottenfield, EWC President, provided the welcome for the evening. Mr. Guido Smith, EWC Foundation Vice President served as the director for the evening and introduced the members of the EWC Board of Trustees and the EWC Foundation Board. The buffet was prepared by the EWC Food Services staff under the direction of Janet Sanders, Director.
The EWC Foundation is a non-profit corporation created to promote and extend financial support to Eastern Wyoming College for expansion and development of programs and facilities, and to provide scholarships and grants to EWC students. The EWC Foundation is made up of 13 community volunteers selected by the Foundation Board, two members from the EWC Board of Trustees, and the College President.
During the 2003-2004 school year, the EWC Foundation provided EWC students with scholarships amounting to approximately $48,000. An additional $85,000 in miscellaneous one-time scholarships was also distributed through the Foundation.
The College and the Foundation have also been conducting a major gifts campaign to raise funds to expand the welding and veterinary technology programs and to expand student housing. EWC is now within $250,000 of the goal of $1,200,000, and the college and the many community volunteers are all eager to realize that goal.
Jack Bottenfield, EWC's College President commented, "We're privileged to host this special event each year to honor those donors who have provided scholarships to EWC students. These generous people recognize the value of higher education and make it possible for many students to attend college, who otherwise might not be able to attend."
For more information about the EWC Foundation, please contact Lynnea Bartlett at 307.532.8304.