Posts from May, 2015

Five Lancer athletes qualify for CNFR

Eastern Wyoming College CNFR Qualifiers

EWC CNFR Qualifiers: (left to right) Denum Santero, Blaine Finney, Levi O’Keeffe, Logan Milligan and Trey Yates.

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that five student athletes have qualified to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo to be held in Casper, Wyoming at the Casper Events Center June 14-20.

Qualifying in the team roping are the following teams:

Logan Milligan, freshman, Torrington, WY with partner Denum Santero, sophomore, Minitare, NE;

Blaine Finney, freshman, Ainsworth, NE with partner Seth Anderson from Gillette College;

Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO with partner Brit Ellerman from the University of Wyoming and Levi O’Keeffe, sophomore, Mohall, ND with partner Brady Wakefield from Gillette College.

“In the final day at the UW rodeo we had several students with a chance at a CNFR qualification.  To end up with these five great ropers qualifying is very exciting,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “They have been fun to watch all year.  I like our chances at the CNFR.  Levi and Trey are returning qualifiers, this is Denum’s first qualification and Blaine and Logan are just freshman so it is great to see them make it their first year.”

EWC announces accreditation of Veterinary Technology program

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that Committee for Veterinary Technology Education and Activities (CVTEA) has granted full accreditation to the Veterinary Technology program.

The program was placed on probationary accreditation in April 2014 as it did not meet accreditation standards due to the vacant program director position.  Accreditation standards require the position to be filled within 60 days of vacancy.  Dr. Susan Walker was appointed to the vacant position in September 2014.

A CVTEA site team visit and inspection was conducted in February 2015.  The team reviewed reports prepared by the College which showed that the administrative issues had been appropriately addressed and resolved.

The evaluation team commended EWC’s Veterinary Technology program for “exemplary performance of graduates on the VTNE” (Veterinary Technician National Examination).  The VTNE results for EWC show a three-year average pass rate of 95% for program graduates.  The committee also recognized the “dedicated, cohesive and student-centered faculty” as a strength of the program.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of the site visit.  The Vet Tech program and staff worked very hard to prepare for this visit and the results reflect that,” shared Dr. Rick Patterson, President.  “The department is running well and we are looking forward to it continuing as one of our premier programs.”

The next regular program accreditation review is scheduled for 2017.

EWC Golfers are National Golf Tournament qualifiers

Eastern Wyoming College Golf Team

EWC Golf Team: Back Row (L-R): Blake Wisroth, Deyten Klein, Logan Harrison, Chandler Meeboer, Aaron Nirider, Golf Coach, Zach Smith Front Row (L-R): Josh Wilson and Cam Taylor

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team finished the regular season with a second place regional finish. Due to their performance throughout the season, the team’s overall low stroke average qualified them for an at-large bid from District I.  The Lancers will travel to the NJCAA National Tournament Championship to be held in Newton, KS, May 12–15.

The Lancers officially earned the right to go to the NJCAA National Tournament with an eight stroke lower average than Estrella Mountain Community College from Arizona.  There are two regions in the District and each one gets an automatic bid to this prestigious tournament. There are three at large spots available for this tournament and EWC is one of those teams to receive a spot. This is the first time ever that the Region IX will send two teams to this tournament.

“We were excited about the opportunity to compete at last year’s tournament. This year, we are returning to the tournament with players who attended last year with hopes of having a better performance” said Zach Smith, golf coach. Smith added that, “our performance at the spring tournaments were a lot better than the fall and we are looking forward to carrying that momentum with us to the national tournament.”

All Region Performers were Aaron Nirider, sophomore, Riverton, WY, finishing 6th in the region, Josh Wilson, sophomore, West Haven, Utah, finished 9th in the region , Logan Harrison, freshman, Cheyenne, WY, had a strong region finish with 3rd place.