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EWC students volunteer to help Homesteader Museum

In preparation for the arrival of the Smithsonian exhibit at the Homesteader Museum in July, Eastern Wyoming College students volunteered to help move materials out of the museum into storage. “These students did in one hour what would have taken a day to accomplish” said Ellen Creagar, Instructor.

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

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the honor rolls for the Fall 2013 semester. There were 309 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- Tyson Bergeson, Ross Breedlove, Hannah Chapman, Josh Davison, Phoenix Durrant, Avery Madden, Allison Marsh, Patricia Martinez, Nicholas Vetter, Alyssa Vollmer, Blake Wisroth

Beulah, WY – Brendon McGirr

 Douglas, WY Ciara Blain, Hunter Haman, LaSonya Hancock, Christopher Harris, Darcy Hoffman, Michael Moravec, Logan Soto, Joshua Walmsley

 Gillette, WY – Charlene Pfaff

Glenrock, WY – Karie Moulton

 LaGrange, WY – Sarah Cline, Joshua Fellows

 Moorcroft, WY- Ryan Baker, Joseph Clonch, Luke Lovett, Emily VerBurg

 Newcastle, WY – Justin Francis, Alondra Munoz

 Rozet, WY – Tyler Jones

 Yoder, WY – Zachary Eisenbarth, Karlyn Najera

 Holyoke, CO – Caitlyn Kramer

 Steamboat Springs, CO – Kailee Duryea

 Orlando, FL – Brittany Cross

 

Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY – Ruiz Alvarado, Jeremy Davila, Nicole Donbraska, Malissa Hager, Alexander King, Kylie Korell, Iziah McGee, Brooke Miller, Michael Newman, Shaylyn Reichert, Dusty Southworth, Duggins Wroe

Aladdin, WY – Monica Fowlkes

 Casper, WY – Colten Carpenter, Benjamin Flake, Nathan Pieper

 Cheyenne, WY – Cori Bagby, Bradley Burns, Amber Jerke, Kevin Malatesta, Nicholas Morgan, Cody Preston, Thomas Wilson, Braden Woods

Cody, WY – Kelly Wageman

 Douglas, WYChris Bolinger, Jarek Brown, Shannon Brown, Bailey Curtis, Amy Stokes, Nita Werner

 Evansville, WY – Chris Marbaugh

 Gillette, WY – Daniel Provost

 Guernsey, WY – Antoinette Bowen, Brittany Holtz, Cynthia Lewis

 Hudson, WY – Joshua Soule

 Laramie, WY – Shelby Page

 Lingle, WY – Abderrahim Elghanjaoui, Malia Shipley

Lusk, WY – Ian Zerbe

 Moorcroft, WY – Brandi Essen

 Newcastle, WY – Kayla Bergstrom

 Oshoto, WY – William West

 Pine Haven, WY – Colton Richter, Zacharria Wight

 Rawlins, WY – David Greninger

 Riverton, WY – Chase Wood

 Rock River, WY – Everett Summers

 Rock Springs, WY – Ruiz Alvarado

 Shoshoni, WY – Tina Kirlin

 Upton, WY – Jacy Grieves

Wheatland, WY- Alyce Bowman, Kaycee Cordingly, Charles Maike, David Russell, Nicole Stockwell

 Yoder, WY – Crickett Volmer, Molly Weglin

 Gilbert, AZ – Megan Crenshaw

 Hereford, CO – Adele Cass

 Holyoke, CO – Parker Redfern

 Littleton, CO – Clay Schafer

 Longmont, CO – Dugan Tomczak

 Windsor, CO – Kyle Nicolls

 Ismay, MT – Annie Bryan

 Otter, MT – Tel Vineyard

 Bayard, NE – Kacy Buskirk

 Bloomfield, NE – Dalton Cunningham

 Chappell, NE – Jeffrey Sherman

 Kimball, NE – Spencer Teasley

 Lyman, NE – Jacob Ramirez

 Mitchell, NE – Cady Cross, Aaron Wadhams

 Morrill, NE – Bret Hoover

 Ogallala, NE – Dakota Clough

 O’Neil, NE – Cody Colman

 Oshkosh, NE – Tori Vineyard

 Scottsbluff, NE – Jessica Littlejohn, Alexandra Miller, Haleigh White

 Whitman, NE – Logan Macomber

 Berthold, ND – Cotey Hanson

 Halliday, ND – Sadie Gjermundson

 Pick City, ND – Tabatha Mesich

 Sentinel Butte, ND – Derek Weinreis

 Calome, SD – Rebecca Kartak

 Pierre, SD – Jacob Etzkorn

 Springfield, SD – Shayna Nagel

 Austin, TX – Kara Babola

 Moab, UT – Catrina Howe

 

Associate Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WYDavid Abernathy, Rachel Abernathy, Melissa Canaday, Caden Coffelt, Murphy Haun, Kelsea Herriman, Kathy Hilbert, Kylah Meyer, Crystal Munoz, Callie Pearson, Alan Phillips, Renae Sheets, Brett Spencer, Joseph Steele, Kaitlynn Stoeger, Seren Umbenhower, Whitney Walson

 Alva, WY – Leanna Roscoe

 Beulah, WY – Krista Drentlaw

 Buffalo, WY – Matthew Misslin

 Cheyenne, WY – Robert Leazenby

Cody, WY – Jedediah Ehlers

 Douglas, WY Kacy Addleman, Emily Bartling, Courtney Blain, Caitlin Boe, Sarah Boyer, Blake Brooks, Jaise Depietro, Megan Dick, Bradley Edwards, Victoria Eklund, Savannah Graham, Dianna Hale,Tanner Hall, Colter Haman, Justin Hancock, Megan Hansen, Morgan Hays, Jenna Hepp, Robin Hilbird, Lateesha Hiser, Nicholas Hiser, Cody Hornbuckle, Kelsie Jamerman, Tyler Jones, Noah Lankford, Celine Larson, Chance Leach, Justin Leman, Emilie Naderzad, Brock Oliver, Chase Oliver, Morgan Pagett, Britta Paris, Baylee Parks, Tori Parks, Amber Petersen, Morgan Praska, Alexandria Rhoads, Shania Rich, Sai Rogi, Trista Rohrer, Tatum Seebaum, Echo Sonesen, Catherine Stock, Jessie Underberg, Bobbie Underwood, Courtnee Vialpando, Keely Vonsavoye, Lauri Walmsley, Taylor Warlick, Sydney Werner, Ashlee Wilcox, James Willox, Seth Wilson

Gillette, WY – Dane Clemetson, Fayleen Prosenick

 Glendo, WY – Cally Collins, Kandace Meier

 Glenrock, WY – Rachel Cotton, Morgan Downs, Ashley Eldred, Alexandra Hawkins, Kaylee Montgomery, Sharlie Nissen, Jesenia Orozco, David Parkinson, Devon Parkinson, Steven Ritter, Josie Sewell,

Paige Steinmetz, Gideon Williams

 Guernsey, WY – Kelda Lee, Brandi McCoid

 Hulett, WY – Jarrett Bush, Alicia Cornett, Morgan Cummings, Reba Dorsett, Hali Ike, Melissa Maddison, Kelly Pannell, Zoe Penning, Jessa Peterson, Alisha Roberts, Anna Sibbett, Andrea Thomas

 LaGrange, WY – Karissa Malm

Lance Creek, WY – Jessica Bruegger, Brenna Dixon,

 Lingle, WY – Kaylee Greenwald, Rebecca Sutherland

 Lusk, WY – Chelsea Baars, Amy Bergstrom, Kristy DeGering, Rishell Lizasuain, Bryce Sturman, Matthew VandeBossche, Willow Waldock

 Newcastle, WY – Keriann Bissey, Nickolas Bock, Jordan Brooks, Chloe Coy, Merritt Crabtree, Courtney Dixon, Dillon Ehlers, Wade Gordon, Kolton Hail, Catherine Halliday, Lynnell Hanson,

Ann Henkle, Carlotta Holland, Angela Holliday, Gavin Holmes, Debra Hoover, Jerred Janicke, Garrett Liggett, Nathan McMahon, Bethany McVay, Courtney Munger, Robert Neate, Nathaniel Pillen, Josie Podio, Zachary Rasmussen, Christina Rushton, Christopher Spain, Colton Sweet, Lane Zerbst

Moorcroft, WY – Rody Bonaguidi, Cameron Braden, Bayli Buckmiller, Hyrum Burger, Alexis Eldridge, Brittany Richendifer, Savanah Richter, Lorena Robinson, Ashley Sams, Elizabeth Stairs, Kyrie Wendling

Pine Haven, WY –  Kole Schell

 Rozet, WY – Natasha Fowles, Baillie Matthews, Toby Reynolds

 Sundance, WY – Taylor Bjornestad, Lane Carter, Brooklyn Fossen, Cindy Hansen, Kelsie Loken, Kacie O’Connor, Skye Seeley, Jamie Sigel, Eden Valdon, Jace Walker

Upton, WY – Tara Cowger, Erin Crawford, Cheyenne Hansen, Bryton Materi

 Van Tassell,  WY – Jayci Shoults

 Yoder, WY  – Travis Jinks

 Morrill, NE – Paula Rector

 Whitman, NE – Lacy Holthus

 San Antonio, TX – Belen Priest

EWC Livestock Judging Team places at shows in Arizona and Colorado

The Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging Team traveled to the Arizona National Livestock show and The National Western Stock Show recently and brought home awards from each show.

The judging team members who competed in Arizona were Brady Lind, sophomore, Harrisburg, NE, Joe Kinchen, Sophomore, Lusk, WY, Forrest Lorenz-Hendrickson, sophomore, Lodgepole, NE, Ashley Johnson, freshman, Wheatland, WY, and Nathan Amrine, freshman, Vernon, CO. The team placed 3rd overall and Brady Lind was 6th in Beef and 10th in sheep.

A show team competed in the Open Breeding Sheep Show. They were Brady Lind, Ashley Johnson and Zeb Rosencranz, sophomore, Beulah, WY. The Dorset spring ram lamb was 1st, Dorset winter ewe lamb placed 3rd, Dorset spring ewe lamb placed 4th and 5th, pair of Dorset ewe lambs placed 2nd and Dorset lamb flock placed 2nd. Dorsets were provided by Steve and Patti Griffith, Griffith Dorsets of Pavillion, WY.

“ANLS offers a great opportunity for the students to both judge and exhibit livestock in a professional but relaxed atmosphere. Some of them hesitated about giving up part of their Christmas break but I think they would all agree the rewards earned were well worth the sacrifice”, said Dr. Georgia Younglove Livestock Judging coach.

They won the following awards at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, the show team once again competed in the Open Breeding Sheep Show. Team members were Zeb Rosencranz, Brady Lind, and Ashley Johnson. Other Purebred Meat Breed (OMB) ram lamb placed 1st, OMB yearling ram placed 2nd, OMB ewe lamb placed 1st, 2nd, and 4th, OMB pair ewe lambs placed 1st, OMB best pair placed 1st, OMB lamb flock, Champion, OMB Champion Ewe, OMB Reserve Champion Ram. Dorsets were provided by Griffith Dorsets and Snider Hampshires and Dorsets, Sandy Snider of Powell, WY.

“The success in Denver with the show team was an amazing motivator for the students. I can’t thank Patti and Steve Griffith and Sandy Snider enough for providing the opportunity,” Younglove added.

The team will be traveling to Kearny (Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic) February 21-23 and then to Houston (Houston Stock Show and Rodeo) March 12-19.

Changes to Upcoming Community Education Classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has had to change some dates for the following classes.

Basics of Hair Braiding will be Saturday August 24 from 9 am to 11 am.
Hair Braid Enhancements will be held on Saturday September 7 from 9 am to 11 am.
Kick Boxing: Beginning Level has been changed to Tuesday and Thursday September 3 to October 10 and the cost is $60.

Retired Fellers Yoga:
Session A is Monday and Wednesday September 9 to October 3 and cost $40.
Session B has been changed to Monday & Wednesday, October 21 to November 20 and cost $50.
Session C has changed to Monday & Wednesday, December 2 to December 18 and cost $30.

The Candlelight Dinner Theatre trip to see “She Loves Me” has been changed to Sunday, October 27.

To register for these classes 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 Foundation supports college with equipment, scholarships and more

The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation recently approved the purchase and support of numerous items for the College.

The College requested the following items:

  • Virtual welding training equipment – approved $50,000 from funds available from the Great Decision campaign
  • Autoclave for the Veterinary Technology program – approved $10,000 from funds available from the Great Decision campaign
  • EWC Arts Council – approved $2,000 from unrestricted Foundation funds and funds available from the Foundation’s McElhaney endowment, as designated for cultural programming.
  • Scholarship funding for the 2013-2014 academic year – approved. The amount of $93,820 reflects a 24% increase over the previous year scholarship budget and is based on the values of the overall investment corpus of the Foundation’s scholarship fund.

“Our Foundation directors are committed to serving the college—students and staff. They help ensure access and quality education. They have worked hard to raise not only money but expectations,” stated EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.

The EWC Foundation also hosts a golf tournament and a dining and dancing event called Sagebrush & Roses which typically raise about $20,000 between the two annually. The Foundation recently contributed $25,000 from the Sagebrush & Roses fund to help build the new Livestock Barn on the College’s North Campus.

Plans are currently underway to host a Fall Alumni Event in October. This event will feature a performance by the Bar J Wranglers on October 11th. Planning for this event has involved two EWC alumni – Dixie Roth and Tom McCreery, with the intent that proceeds from this event will be placed in a new account for future alumni related activities. Further plans for the weekend are under development.

For more information about the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation, please contact Oliver Sundby, Director of Institutional Development at 307.532.8304.

EWC to host Fulbright Scholar in Residence

Eastern Wyoming College has been notified that the proposal submitted to participate in the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program has been approved and was awarded the Fulbright grant by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. EWC will host Dr. Titus Man, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Geography, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Dr. Man is one of approximately 800 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals who will teach and/or research in the United States through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program in 2013-2014. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings scholars and professionals from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities to significantly internationalize campuses and curricula.

“The EWC Board of Trustees has encouraged this project since it was first considered several years ago. Very few community colleges host a Fulbright Scholar-in Residence. I was fortunate to have worked with individuals in Colorado to bring several to a small rural campus,” shared Dr. Tom Armstrong, EWC President. “This is a tribute to the hard work of our diversity committee, the office of Learning, and of Dr. David Banville – a Fulbrighter himself. Our college and community will benefit from Dr. Man’s content area knowledge and, beyond that, an exposure to a more global perspective in a number of areas.”

Dr. Man is researching and applying promising advancements in using sensing technology to manage crop production, soil erosion, drought, and land. Romania, his country, shares common soil and climate characteristics with EWC’s regional service area. In addition, both countries experienced severe drought conditions during summer 2012, and understand the importance of utilizing advanced techniques to optimize crop, farm and ranchlands.

“We are excited to have Dr. Man join us for the next academic year. As we entered the competition for the Fulbright Scholar, the entire community supported our effort. David Banville, Instructional Technologist from EWC, led the writing effort with many others contributing. We received support letters from key individuals in the community representing schools, and service organizations along with others,” commented Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning.

“We believe that Dr. Man will have a very active speaking schedule as he meets with various constituents. We are privileged to have Dr. Man coming to share with us his expertise in agricultural areas that are pertinent to our communities throughout our service area. This represents the first time Eastern Wyoming College has hosted a Fulbright Scholar.”

Planned academic activities for Dr. Man at EWC include teaching a course in the Fall 2013 semester, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Agriculture. This course will introduce students to the uses of remote sensors and other technologies to detect soil, erosion, crop, or drought issues on farms and ranches. In the Spring 2014 semester, Dr. Man will teach Land Management. In this course, students will examine the broader facets of making agricultural land more productive, water allocation and purity, land optimization, soil erosion control techniques, and general environment responsibility.

“The Fulbright application process is highly competitive, and I’m obviously quite excited that our college received a Scholar-in-Residence award. It is testament to everyone’s contributions in crafting a compelling application packet. I had a wonderful teaching and research experience as a Fulbrighter in Romania a few years ago, and I look forward to our college and community hosting a Romanian scholar. It will be an incredible opportunity for cultural and academic exchange,” shared Dr. David Banville.

Dr. Man will also offer five topical seminars open to all EWC students and community members.
These topics are planned: (1) using remote sensing data to track weather data on farm and rangelands; (2) crop growth and productivity simulation; (3) monitoring of drought, floods and wind-induced soil erosion; (4) precision ranching using geographic information systems; and (5) using technology to create environmental sustainability.

“We are particularly looking forward to working closely with SAREC and the University of Wyoming agriculture faculty and to encourage collaboration between their researchers and Dr. Man,” added Dr. Ludwig. “The areas of drought management and techniques along with erosion control techniques are important in our geographic area as well as in Romania. In fact, the geography and weather patterns are very similar.”

Dr. Man will be arriving in Torrington in August.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

If you are interested in having a presentation to your group or organization by Dr. Man, please contact Dr. Ludwig at 307.532.8221 or by email at dee.ludwig@ewc.wy.edu.