Posts from May, 2014

EWC announces new date for bus trip

Black Thunder Mine, 2012, looking south. Ecoflight. Photo Credit

Black Thunder Mine, 2012, looking south. Ecoflight. Photo Credit

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a new date for the Black Thunder Coal Mine bus trip.

Due to inclement weather the bus trip to the Black Thunder Coal Mine was postponed until June 5. The trip will be from 7 am to 6 pm and cost $29 with lunch included. Registration deadline is May 30.

To register for this trip or classes, 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 Douglas Campus Building – Rising out of the ground

One of the inside walls of the Workforce Laboratory space at the new EWC campus.

One of the inside walls of the Workforce Laboratory space at the new EWC campus.

The first “above-ground level” construction of the new Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus reveals the workforce laboratory space. This large space will house eight welding booths and allow for other flexible space which will help meet the demands of workforce training when the new campus opens in the spring of 2015.

EWC officials anticipate that certificate programs such as the Plate Welding Certificate will provide new workers with skills in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux core arc, and print reading and welding symbols. In addition, three pipe welding courses will place emphasis on producing high quality groove welds on open root steel pipe, root mild steel pipe, and provide fundamentals of layout and fabrication of a weldment consisting of plate and typical pipe connections. The staff and administration anticipate working closely with industry to meet the needs of the oil and gas workers in Converse County and surrounding areas.

The new campus is approximately one month ahead of schedule according to EWC officials. Just this past week, a large crane was moved in to start setting the steel infrastructure of the building. Upon completion, the building will contain a traditional classroom wing, administrative wing, and the workforce laboratory and classroom space.

Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning at EWC indicated that other curriculum and program additions are in progress. She added, “We are anticipating ordering the equipment and finalizing the classroom furniture and fixtures within the next few weeks. In working with the Converse County community and the Douglas Advisory Council, you can sense the pride and excitement that will become part of the legacy of this new campus.”

Claude Bourbon French Guitarist

Claude Bourbon French Guitarist will be at EWC on June 1 at 2pm. Tickets on sale NOW! Contact Community Education for more information. 307-532-8323 or -8213

Claude Bourbon


NJCAA Division I Men’s National Golf Tournament

Live Webcast of EWC Graduation

Registration Open for Newcastle CNA Class

Eastern Wyoming College is now accepting registrations for a Certified Nursing Assistant  or CNA class to be held in Newcastle. Classes will be Monday & Tuesday beginning June 9 and ending July 8. The deadline to register for this class is May 29.

Students must have the first step of the two-step TB test done before the start of the class.  Students should call Public Health, set up a time and be responsible to follow up for the test to be read in two days.  It would be even better to start the process now and have both steps of the test done before the class begins.

Interested students should contact Kim Conzelman, Newcastle Outreach Coordinator for Eastern Wyoming College at 307.746.9800 or by email at

Scholarships may be available to students who qualify.

EWC taking registrations for upcoming CDL course to be held in Newcastle

cdlEastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Newcastle, June 2nd through June 20th. Class will be held Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm.

This class is designed for those individuals interested in getting a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or those who need a CDL for their job.  Employers needing CDL drivers or who are looking to train current staff should also inquire. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have your Class A CDL & D.O.T. Physical so you will be ready for employment.

Workforce training grants are available for students and employers.  Interested individuals do need to complete the preregistration process.  Contact Marilyn Cotant at 307.532.8365 or by email at


EWC Golfers Complete Season with 1st place regional finish

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team finished the regular season with a first place regional finish.  The Lancers will travel to the NJCAA Division I Men’s championship to be held in Burlington, IA, May 11–16.

The Lancers officially locked up the Region IX championship with a tournament win in McCook, NE back on April 10-11, ending a seven-year run for Trinidad State Junior College. “We are very excited to represent EWC and the Region IX at the national golf tournament. This has been a great building process over the last few years, and this team has been great to be around and a pleasure to coach,” said EWC golf coach Casey Jones.

All Region Performers were Brandon Rideout, sophomore, Wamsutter, WY – 1st place, Aaron Nirider, freshman, Riverton, WY – 3rd place, Josh Wilson, freshman, West Haven, Utah – 5th place, Garrett Mortimer, sophomore, Erie, CO – 6th place. “Brandon is such a solid player and has been our rock and leader on and off the course this year” Jones added.

 Photo Caption: EWC Golf Team left to right: Deyten Klein, Chandler Meeboer, Aaron Nirider, Brandon Rideout, Coach Casey Jones, Garrett Mortimer and Josh Wilson. 

EWC Financial Aid Office warns of scams targeting students

Several EWC students have recently been targeted by phone for what appears to be a financial aid scam. When students answer the call, they are told that a representative from the U.S. government or an agency from Washington D.C. is authorized to give them substantial financial aid funds for attending school. They are then given a “confirmation code” and either told to call another number with the code or told to respond to an e-mail with the code to receive the funds. One student called the number given and was directed to go to a nearby Seven-Eleven store to buy a pre-paid Visa card to which an additional $9,200 in financial aid money would be loaded, which would require revealing the Visa card’s number and PIN. Students should NOT respond to these calls and should NEVER provide any personal or financial information over the phone or through e-mail.

The Financial Aid Office reminds students that receiving any type of financial aid requires an application process and that funds are handled through the school. Students should NEVER pay to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or scholarship applications. Once awarded, financial aid funds are disbursed to the student’s account at EWC, NOT through a personal credit/debit card or bank account, and the federal government will NEVER place a call to an individual student announcing an award. Students should confirm the legitimacy of any aid offers not directly from the school or a known agency to which the student has applied with EWC’s Financial Aid Office before responding to a phone or e-mailed solicitation.

Please contact EWC’s Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8224 with any questions or concerns, and to report any similar calls.

EWC Highlights date changes in Summer Yoga Classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces date change for Summer Yoga classes.

Classes will begin on June 9 and end on July 31. All classes will be held in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium dance room #47. The cost for this eight week session is $80.

Times for Summer Yoga are as follows:

  •  Gentle Yoga AM will be 7:15 – 8:15 am Monday and Wednesday
  • Retired Fellers Yoga will be 8:30 – 9:30 am Monday and Wednesday
  • Restorative Yoga PM will be 4:00 – 5:00 pm Monday and Wednesday
  • For Men Only Yoga will be 5:45 – 6:45 pm Tuesday and Wednesday

Due to remodeling of the lobby area, students are asked to enter through the double doors on the south side of the auditorium.

To register for this class 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.