Posts from February, 2015

EWC Vet Tech Students earn a trip to North American Veterinary Conference

Club at Downtown DisneyOn January 16th, six members of Eastern Wyoming College’s Veterinary Technology Club left Torrington for sunny Orlando, Florida with their club sponsor, Cristi Semmler. Charlene Pfaff, Gillette, WY Josh Montel, Claypool, IN, Teresa Martinovich, Laramie, WY, Kaylee Fitzwater, Torrington, WY, Allison Van Ausdall, Erie, CO and Codie Mercer, Kersey, CO all earned the points needed to attend the veterinary conference of their choice. The club members have a variety of conferences to choose from, and this year they chose the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) which is sponsored by the North American Veterinary Community.

NAVC is a five day conference that has specific tracks for small, large, and exotic animal veterinarians. As well as, tracks for technicians and practice managers. With all of the tracks, there were around 4500 continuing education hours offered, and the majority of them could be attended by the students. So, each student was able to tailor their sessions to their liking. They attended the opening ceremony with comedian, Jim Gaffigan.

Students earn their way to the conference by participating in club events. This includes attending meetings, working concessions at EWC volleyball, basketball games, rodeos and the EWC dog wash that are sponsored by the club.

About one Saturday every month, the club takes over the veterinary technology building at EWC and holds a dog wash for the Torrington community. They have a blast helping local area dogs, and enjoying the comradery of their fellow club members!

The first year students also get to go on a field trip during the spring semester, if they have earned 30 points or more.

If you would like to support the members of the EWC Vet Tech Club, you can do so at the concession stand at EWC home games or by bringing your dog to the next dog wash.

For more information, feel free to contact Cristi Semmler, the faculty sponsor of the EWC Veterinary Technology Club, at cristi.semmler@ewc.wy.edu.

Eastern Wyoming College hosts Lancer Look

Eastern Wyoming College is hosting Lancer Look/Visitation Day on Monday, February 16, 2015. Lancer Look gives students the opportunity to tour the campus. Students can meet with instructors, coaches, faculty, activity sponsors, visit a class, and try out for volleyball. Parents and students can also find out more about EWC scholarships, financial aid, and housing.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch provided. Multiple drawings will be held for a book waivers valued at $250 courtesy of the EWC Foundation.

For more information please contact Zach Smith at 307.532.8232 or e-mail him at zach.smith@ewc.wy.edu. You can also register online at ewc.wy.edu.

FAFSA Frenzy offers free FAFSA help in Douglas

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a vital step in getting help to pay for college. By attending FAFSA Frenzy on February 15th students and families can get free, expert help in filling out this important form.

FAFSA Frenzy will be held from 1-4 p.m., February 15th at Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas. Financial-aid professionals — primarily from Wyoming postsecondary institutions — will provide assistance in completing the FAFSA. College-bound students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for federal and state financial aid, as well as scholarships and grants offered by many colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools.

Students 23 years of age or younger should attend the FAFSA Frenzy with their parents or guardians and bring their parents’ and their own completed 4013 or 2014 Internal Revenue Service 1040 tax returns, if available, or W-2 Forms or other 2013 or 2013 income, asset and benefits information. If parents cannot attend, students may attend alone, but they must bring the same income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend and bring their own completed 2013 or 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns, if available, or W-2 Forms or other 2013 income, asset and benefits information.

Everything else — including pens, pencils, FAFSAs and snacks — will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking assistance with the FAFSA. This year’s event will feature booths highlighting Scholarships, GI Veterans Benefits, University of Wyoming and 4-year transfers, Work-study, and Gear-Up.

For more information about the FAFSA Frenzy call Becky McAllister at 307.532.8327.

FAFSA Frenzy offers free FAFSA help

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a vital step in getting help to pay for college. By attending FAFSA Frenzy on February 15th students and families can get free, expert help in filling out this important form.

FAFSA Frenzy will have two sessions, one from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 pm February 15th at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. Financial-aid professionals — primarily from Wyoming postsecondary institutions — will provide assistance in completing the FAFSA. College-bound students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for federal and state financial aid, as well as scholarships and grants offered by many colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools.

Students 23 years of age or younger should attend the FAFSA Frenzy with their parents or guardians and bring their parents’ and their own completed 4013 or 2014 Internal Revenue Service 1040 tax returns, if available, or W-2 Forms or other 2013 or 2013 income, asset and benefits information. If parents cannot attend, students may attend alone, but they must bring the same income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend and bring their own completed 2013 or 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns, if available, or W-2 Forms or other 2013 income, asset and benefits information.

Everything else — including pens, pencils, FAFSAs and snacks — will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking assistance with the FAFSA. This year’s event will feature booths highlighting Scholarships, GI Veterans Benefits, University of Wyoming and 4-year transfers, Work-study, and Gear-Up.

EWC will host Lancer Look on Monday February 16. Lancer Look gives students the opportunity to tour the campus. Students can meet with instructors and coaches and visit a class. You can also find out more about EWC scholarships, financial aid, and housing.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch provided. A drawing will be held for multiple book waivers valued at $250 courtesy of the EWC Foundation.

For more information about the FAFSA Frenzy call Becky McAllister at 307.532.8327. To register for Lancer Look, call Marisol Chavez at 307.532.8230.