Posts from October, 2012

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts 20 new students

Photo Caption:  Fall 2012 inductees: 
Front row left to right: Olivia Sanchez, Shayna Shaffer, Amber Stitt, Melissa Trevino, Clint Johnson
Back row left to right: Lawrence Rice, Cayl Carpenter, Jordan Dick, Kendra Hart, Brooke Ingalls


Not pictured are: Kira Bowhay, Sadie Gjermundson, Chelsea Jones, Keri Kerney, Joel Kerns, Jacob Lake,

Joseph Lake, Wacey Lym, Erin McKenna and Ashley Willey

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that twenty students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on October 12, 2012.  

Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include:  Kira Bowhay, Scottsbluff, NE; Cayl Carpenter, Casper, WY; Jordan Dick, Casper, WY; Sadie Gjermundson, Halliday, ND; Kendra Hart, Alliance, NE; Brooke Ingalls, Beulah, WY; Clint Johnson, Torrington, WY; Chelsea Jones, Edgerton, WY; Keri Kerney, Rock Springs, WY; Joel Kerns, Lingle WY; Jacob and Joseph Lake, Torrington, WY; Wacey Lym, Evanston, WY; Erin McKenna, Torrington, WY; Lawrence Rice, Torrington, WY; Olivia Sanchez, Cheyenne, WY; Shayna Shaffer, Casper, WY; Amber Stitt, Torrington, WY; Melissa Trevino, Torrington, WY and Ashlee Willey, Bayard, NE.
The Keynote Speaker for the event was Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning at EWC. 
Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs.

EWC Men’s Rodeo Team moves to first place

EWC Team Ropers (left) Cotey Hanson and (right) Troy Wicox are currently the number one team in the Central Rocky Mountain Region of College Rodeo.  Photo Credit: Brian Gauck

The Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo team completed the fall 2012 rodeo season this past weekend at the Laramie County Community College (LCCC) Rodeo in Cheyenne, WY. The EWC Men’s Team moved into first place in the regional standings and many individuals are holding good positions in the standings.
“The top two teams in the region qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo,” Jake Clark, Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo Coach, said.  “It is great to be in first place after the fall rodeos.  The Men’s team is full of talent and very competitive; they can’t wait to start up again.”
Veteran team member Troy Wilcox, of Red Owl, SD leads the region in the all-around standings and the team roping header, he is third in the steer wrestling and seventh in the tie-down roping. “Troy is an outstanding competitor and a great team leader,” Clark said.
Wilcox finished second in the steer wrestling average at the LCCC rodeo.  Freshman Cameron Morman, of Glen Ullin, ND won the short round and finished third in the average.  Freshman Dustin Dailey, of Long Pine, NE placed fifth in the average.
Three EWC teams qualified for the short round in the team roping.  The sophomore duo of Derek Weinreis, of Beach, ND and Levi O’Keefe, of Mohall, ND won second in the average.  Weinreis and O’Keefe, are in second place in the regional standings in the team roping.  Troy Wilcox and freshman Cotey Hanson, of Berthold, ND placed third in the average, extending their first place lead in the regional standings.
Freshman duo of Dustin Dailey and Denum Santero, of Minatare, NE placed fifth in the first round of the team roping.
In the saddle bronc riding, freshman Josh Davison, of Miles City, MT finished second in the first round and sophomore Trey Fortune, of Milesville, SD finished sixth.
For the Women’s Team, sophomore, Mardee Sierks, of Brewster, NE won the final round of the goat tying and placed third in the average.  Sierks is in the sixth place position of the regional standings.
In other regional standings, sophomore team ropers Trae Kautzman, of Walcott, ND and Tyler Wortman, of Towner, ND are fifth in the regional standings.  In the bull riding, freshman Joe Bertus, of Avon, SD is fifth in the bull riding.  Dustin Dailey is fifth in the steer wrestling.
The Lancer Rodeo Team will start the spring rodeo season March 15-17 at the Gillette College Rodeo. 
The Lancer Rodeo 2013 will be April 5-7 in Torrington.

Zoonotic Diseases presentation, Oct. 24th 7pm

On October 24, 2012 at 7 PM in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium, Dr. Walter Cook from the Wyoming Livestock Board/Department of Health will be making a presentation entitled “Zoonotic Diseases in Wyoming”. Zoonotic diseases are those diseases which can be transmitted from animal to man.
This informative presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information about this presentation contact Dr. Ed Bittner at 307.532.8267.

EWC Golf has strong showing at Trinidad State tourney

The Eastern Wyoming College Golf Team had its strongest showing yet at the Trinidad State Junior College fall tournament,  losing to Trinidad by only 14 strokes. The team had three Top Ten finishers. Cayl Carpenter, sophomore, from Casper, WY  placed 2nd with Robby Ship, sophomore, from Saratoga, WY  one stroke behind in 3rdand Garrett Mortimer, freshman, from Casper, WY was 10th.
“EWC will try to keep sharp over the winter and are set for an exciting Spring Season with hopes of a first place team finish in Region IX and a trip to the national tournament in May” said Coach Casey Jones.



For more information about the golf program at EWC, contact Casey Jones at 307.532.8246 or

EWC Rodeo Team finishes 1st at Lamar CC Rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College men’s rodeo team after four fall rodeos are in second place behind Gillette College. The team finished the weekend in first  at the annual rodeo hosted by Lamar Community College.  The women’s team finished the rodeo in fifth place.
In team roping EWC teams of Troy Wilcox, sophomore, from Red Owl, SD and Cotey Hanson, freshman from Berthold, ND, placed 2nd, 3rdplace were Derek Weinreis, sophomore from Sentinel Butte, ND, and partner Levi O’Keeffe, sophomore, Mohall, ND and the team of Tyler Wortman, sophomore from, Highmore, SD and Trae Kautzman, sophomore from Walcott, ND placed 4th.
Josh Davison, freshman, from Miles City, MT placed 5thin Bull Riding.
In the Barrel Racing, Michaella Lay, freshman, from Torrington, WY placed 4th. Mardee Sierks, sophomore, from Brewster, NE had a 3rdplace finish in Goat Tying.
“It was a great weekend overall. It was nice to finish on top. Our goal is to remain consistent. The women’s team had a great rodeo. I am excited to see the progress” said coach Jake Clark.

This weekend the team will travel to Cheyenne, WY for the final fall rodeo at Laramie County Community College. 

Registration open for CDL class at Douglas campus

The Workforce Development Center at Eastern Wyoming College is now accepting registrations for a CDL course to be held in Douglas.  This course will begin November 26th and run through December 14th, Monday – Friday, 7 am – 5 pm at the EWC branch campus located at 203 North 6th Street in Douglas.
This course is designed for those individuals who need a CDL license for their job or those who are seeking a job.  Workforce training grants may be available for individuals who qualify.
The registration deadline for this class is November 2nd.  To begin the registration process contact JoEllen Keigley at 307.532.8365 or by email at