Posts from August, 2014

Lancer Booster Club Kick-Off BBQ announced

The Lancer Booster club will hold their kick-off BBQ on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6 pm. The free BBQ for the first 250 EWC Lancer fans will be held at the Goshen County Fair Grounds Frontier Shelter.

This will be a great time for the community to meet the EWC coaches and student athletes from all the athletic teams. There will be prizes for the first guests at 6 pm.

For more information, please contact Terry Lofink, 308.765.8301 or Doug Ring at 307.532.7151.

EWC Highlights Upcoming Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Social Media Marketing for Small Business Owners class with instructor Robert Goodall.

Small business owner, does your marketing plan include social media? Whether you are new to the idea of social media marketing or you’ve toyed with it a bit, you must put this class on your schedule as a way of keeping your marketing plan current and effective. Upon completion of this hands-on class you will have a strong foundation and understanding of the different social media avenues, how to read and understand social media analytics, and how you can use social media to better market your business. Terms such as trending, geotargeting, selfie, and hashtag will no longer be foreign to you, Twitter and Facebook will move from a family and friend communication tool to an integral part of your business marketing. You will find the social media network that fits you and your business. This is the perfect class for established as well as start-up businesses.

This class will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, September 8/11 and 15/18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in Tebbet room 260. The cost of this class is $45.

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.

EWC Volleyball Players make All-Tournament Team

Brittany Belt # 3 Adele Cass #6

Eastern Wyoming College women’s volleyball players Brittany Belt, sophomore, Wright, WY and Adele Cass, sophomore, from Hereford, CO were named to the All-Tournament Team at the North Platte Community College Subway invite.

“We are extremely proud to have two of our players named to the Subway Classic All-Tournament Team. Brittany is a gifted setter who is being asked to do some things a little differently. She made a huge impact for us this weekend and will continue to do so throughout the season. As one of our team captains, Adele is a strong leader and a very dynamic player. Her contributions to our team are immeasurable. It’s great that our opponents also recognize their efforts” said volleyball coach Julie Sherbeyn.

Yes Ma’am Singers to perform at EWC

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents the Yes Ma’am Singers on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 2 pm.

Yes Ma’am, an Andrew Sisters-type singing group of Mary Mau, Angie Hoff, and Michelle Coolidge, all of Bayard, Nebraska brings their USO and 50’s-60 show featuring World War II, 50’s-60’s era music and costumes to the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming.

Pre-concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (with ID) and $10 for children under 13. Tickets at the door will be $20 adults and $15 for students and $15 for children under 13. Tickets may be purchased at the EWC Community Education office or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

EWC Vet Tech Program Update

Eastern Wyoming College has received the final report of findings from the December 11, 2013 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection compliance visit. As reported earlier, the College received citations for findings discovered during the visit. The findings included items under various categories involving procedures, facilities, and protocols.

The college responded quickly and thoroughly in correcting the deficiencies. New processes have been put in place to help ensure full compliance with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations. The College invested in extensive kennel improvements along with implementing stricter processes and enforcing protocols.

On July 30, 2014, the USDA issued their final ruling to the College which included an official warning for violations of federal regulations relating to only one of the violations section 2.33 (b) Attending Veterinarian and Adequate Vet Care. The College was not fined for this violation or any of the other violations.

In a letter dated, May 7, 2014, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has placed the EWC Veterinary Technology program on probationary status because the College did not have a current program director.

The College is pleased to announce the hire of two new co-directors, Ms. Cristi Semmler and Ms. Jamie Michael. Both professionals are certified veterinary technicians. Almost half of all AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology programs are directed by certified veterinary technicians. Semmler and Michael started work on August 4th and are working closely with administration and other faculty to get ready for the new academic year. In addition, EWC has hired Colleen Mitchell, DVM as a veterinary technology instructor.

“EWC will be fully staffed and looking forward to a good year,” shared EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.

Several subsequent reports are required to be submitted to the AVMA early this fall. It is unknown how long the program will remain on probationary status. The letter from the AVMA clearly states that “Graduates of a program with probationary accreditation are graduates of an accredited program.” The administration, faculty, and staff at EWC are committed to resolving any remaining issues and supporting the program.

The Veterinary Technology program continues to be one of the best enrolled programs at Eastern Wyoming College. About 30 new students have registered for the fall 2014 semester.
Dr. Armstrong indicated, “We are pleased with the thorough planning processes, improvements, and deliberation that have gone into correcting the deficiencies of the program. The Vet Tech program at Eastern Wyoming College is the only Vet Tech program in the state of Wyoming. Our enrollments have been strong and continue to be strong. We will work collaboratively with the USDA and the AVMA to ensure that the program continues to offer the quality experience that our students deserve.”

EWC Students attend SkillsUSA National Competition

Eastern Wyoming College students recently traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition. Team members that went to the competition were Amber Jerke, sophomore, Cheyenne, WY, Kyle Nicolls, sophomore, Windsor, CO, Tel Vineyard, sophomore, Otter, MT, and Aaron Wadhams, freshman, Mitchell, NE.

Individual welding competition, Tel Vineyard, sophomore, Otter, MT placed fourth.

The EWC Welding Fabrication team of Amber Jerke, Kyle Nicolls, and Aaron Wadhams placed 8th. These students had to win first at the state competition in order to qualify for the National competition.

SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education.