EWC Receives Multiple Awards at ABE Conference
October 22, 2007
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the honor of winning four awards at the recent statewide Adult Basic Education (ABE) conference recently held in Cheyenne. Awards received include Outstanding Center, Outstanding ABE/GED Student, Outstanding Special Program Effort and Outstanding Local Director.
The Outstanding Center award is based on site-visits, the most recent performance measures for the center, self-assessments and other pertinent information. The nomination packet for this award contained the following kudos of the center at EWC. "The warm and friendly atmosphere at each of our Adult Learning Center's is one of our most outstanding features. From the helpful attitudes of student tutors to the same professional and helpful attitudes of the instructors and staff–our adult learners tell us they are grateful for the opportunity to achieve their goals and that we have helped them. That is the most rewarding part of this work–to help one student at a time achieve their goals."
Shirley Y. Moffett, Glenrock, was the recipient of the Outstanding ABE/GED Student award. "She is a very determined 80 year old GED seeker with the stamina and determination of very few younger participants with similar academic goals," said nominator Shirley Cain, EWC Glenrock Outreach.
The award for Outstanding Special Program Effort is for recent innovative projects by programs. EWC received this award for a tutoring program. The ABE program and the Learning Skills Lab teamed up to provide a one-stop tutorial service for both ABE students as well as college level students. Several months later this cooperative effort was expanded to include the GEAR-UP program and their students.
Dr. Dee Ludwig was recognized as the Outstanding Local Director. This award is based on leadership in their local program, at the state level, and in the nominee's community (outside of ABE). It also includes how well the director works with other people, motivates their staff, and directs their local program. Her nomination packet included the following, "She not only knows the intricacies involved in adult education, but she is ready, willing and able to provide the encouragement and academic support that these types of learners need in order to succeed with their academic careers."
For more information about the ABE/GED/ESL programs at Eastern Wyoming College please contact Diane McQueen at 307.532.8399.