Posts from May, 2010

Dr Ludwig Appointed to VP of Learning

May 10, 2010
Dee LudwigEastern Wyoming College President Dr. Tom Armstrong has announced that Dr. Dee Ludwig has been appointed as the Vice President for Learning at the College. She will begin her duties immediately.
“Extremely dedicated, Dr. Dee Ludwig has long been a stalwart supporter of students and staff at Eastern Wyoming College and a dedicated, capable contributor in several significant areas of responsibility. As our college continues to transition and grow wisely, we are lucky to have her and will benefit in all areas related to learning and, indeed, achieving the overall college mission,” shared EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.
Ludwig’s career with EWC first began twenty-two years ago as a business and computer instructor. Since, she has served as Division Chair of Business and Technology, Associate Dean of Instruction, Dean of Instruction for Outreach and Lifelong Learning, and most recently as the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness. In that role, she has served as the College’s strategic planning and accreditation officer and also oversaw institutional research, grant writing, and workforce development. She is currently serving as the chair of the self-study committee for reaccreditation. She counts among her chief accomplishments growing distance learning, increasing outreach programs and support, and expanding workforce development at the College. She has extensive curriculum and program development experience.
Ludwig received her doctoral degree from the University of Wyoming in Postsecondary and Adult Education. Other degrees include Education Specialist in Adult Education and Instructional Technology, Master’s Degree in Vocational Education with an emphasis in Business, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education.
Ludwig has received numerous awards and honors for both her teaching and administration of programs. She recently attended two leadership institutes including the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation and the National Institute for Leadership Development. She was selected to be a peer evaluator for The Higher Learning Commission accrediting agency.
She is highly involved in the community, region, and state. She is currently the president of the Torrington Rotary Club, served as a chair of the Prison Community Partnership Committee, is currently serving as a Governor appointee on the Correctional Industries Advisory Board, and served as the Wyoming representative on the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunication (WCET) Board of Directors.
Ludwig said, “I am looking forward to this new career move and am excited to be working directly with faculty and others in the instructional areas. Eastern Wyoming College plays a significant and important role in the lives of students and community members throughout our six-county service area, and I plan on continuing to foster and support that role. As a lifelong resident of Goshen County, I was a student at Eastern Wyoming College and many of my family members have been students. I know how important our college is to the community, and I am proud to be a part of it.”
She and her husband, Dan, are the parents of Dustin Ludwig, an information specialist with Goshen County School District.

EWC Foundation Announces 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award

May 5, 2010
The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation has announced that the Dr. Richard Van Klaveren has been named the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus.
Dr. Richard Van Klaveren received his AA in Engineering from Eastern Wyoming College in 1968. He received his M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Wyoming and his Ph.D in Engineering Sciences from Washington State University in 1987.
His many academic and professional awards include the USDA Certificate of Merit , the Soil Conservation Service Letter of Merit, the National Society of Professional Engineers National SCS Engineer of the year, and induction into the University of Wyoming’s Engineering Hall of Fame.
His career in soils, conservation, and water management have taken him throughout the world, including stops in the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Egypt, Turkey, Israel and Armenia, where he developed the new national irrigation delivery system for this former Soviet bloc country following the breakup of the Soviet Union. He has provided expert addresses and consulted for conservation groups throughout the west and in Egypt and Italy.
Dr. Van Klaveren is currently retired in Hayden, Idaho.
During the 2010 Commencement ceremonies, Dr. Van Klaveren was presented his award by EWC Foundation President Patrick Korell. He then addressed the graduates.
For more information on Distinguished Alumni of Eastern Wyoming College please contact the EWC Institutional Development office at 307.532.8304.

Eastern Wyoming College Announces Commencement Speaker

May 3, 2010
MoosebutterEastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce State Representative Edward Buchanan will be the speaker at the 61st annual commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium.
Buchanan was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1967 and moved to Wyoming in 1969. He grew up on a cattle ranch and attended Lingle-Ft. Laramie secondary schools, graduating from Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs, in 1986. He then attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1990 and concurrently received a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. Selected for pilot training and the space intelligence program and served as intelligence advisor to senior-level officers of National Command Authority , North American Aerospace Defense, Air Force Space Command and U.S. Space Command.
He served on Active Duty during 1990-1994. Buchanan then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Colorado in 1994. He worked for the State of Wyoming from 1994-1995 and designed and wrote the State’s Performance Appraisal System and also chaired the task force within the Legislature’s Compensation Commission. In 1995 Buchanan was accepted to the University of Wyoming law school and received a Juris Doctorate in 1998. He was elected as a Representative to the Wyoming State Legislature in 2002; served Chairman of the Judiciary Committee 2006-2008; and is currently the Majority Floor Leader. He is also the principal shareholder in the law firm of Sawyer, Warren & Buchanan, Torrington, Wyoming.
Commencement activities will begin with a light reception for graduates and their families in the Student Center at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7th. The commencement ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a processional provided by Janet Howard, Pianist. Ms. Janan McCreery, faculty member, will serve as the Director of Ceremonies. The National Anthem will be sung by EWC student, Beth Allan.
Dr. Tom Armstrong, president, will then provide a welcome and introduce special guests. Mr. Rustin Roth, Student Senate President will provide a welcome on behalf of the students. Buchanan will then address the graduates.
Dr. Richard Holcomb, Vice President for Learning, will present the candidates for graduation. Following will be the presentation of Diplomas by Sherri Lovercheck, President of the College Board of Trustees. Eastern Wyoming College Foundation President, Patrick Korell will then present the 2010 Distinguished Alumni award to Richard Van Klaveren. The closing remarks will be spoken by McCreery.
There will be a ceremony to honor the GED graduates on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm in Tebbet 131.
For more information about the commencement ceremony, please call the College at 307.532.8200.