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Eastern Wyoming College will close at 12:00 pm on December 22 and will be closed through January 2, 2017. The Fitness Center will be closed December 24- 26th and December 31-January 2, 2017. Fitness Center will be open regular business hours all other days. College offices will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd.

EWC Board of Trustees take oath of office

EWC Board of Trustees take oath of office - Left to right:Marilyn Fisher, Kriss Hovis, Lowell Kautz and Mike Varney

Left to right: Marilyn Fisher, Kriss Hovis, Lowell Kautz and Mike Varney

Eastern Wyoming College newly elected Board of Trustees members took their oath of office at the regular board meeting held on December 13. Trustees Marilyn Fisher, Lowell Kautz and Mike Varney were re-elected. New trustee Kriss Hovis was recently elected to represent LaGrange, Hawk Springs and Iowa Center.

Goshen County 2-Shot donates $25,000 to EWC Ag Building

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that the Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt has donated $25,000 to the EWC Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC).

The Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt has been a perennial fixture within the County since 1988.  What began as a tourism project for Goshen County Economic Development Corporation has grown into a celebration of conservation and the Wyoming way of life.  Hunters from across Wyoming and the U.S. look forward to going to Goshen County to participate in the hunt each year.

EWC receives a $25,000 donation for its Agricultural Technology Education Center from the Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt. College officials are pictured with the 2-Shot Directors.

EWC receives a $25,000 donation for its Agricultural Technology Education Center from the Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt. College officials are pictured with the 2-Shot Directors.

According to Christin Covello, President of the Board of Directors for the annual hunt “The 2-Shot Board of Directors are known for their continual investment in youth, the community, and conservation projects.”  This year, the 2-Shot Board of Directors voted unanimously to invest in EWC’s Agricultural Technology Education Center.

According to John Hansen, Director of Institutional Development for EWC, “The donation from the 2-Shot is truly remarkable; it’s a testament to their belief in education and conservation.  It truly shows their commitment to education.”  Todd Peterson, President of Eastern Wyoming College’s Foundation further stated that “the pledge of $25,000 from the 2-Shot will also be matched by the Foundation; leading to $50,000 being invested in the ATEC campaign.”  Peterson, also noted that the “full fundraising campaign will kick off shortly in the New Year and the 2-Shot has given us an early boost.”

Ms. Covello, further encapsulated the importance of the donation stating that, “This donation represents 29 years of hard work on the part of numerous directors.  Without their high-level of dedication and service each year, this donation would not be possible.”

For their donation, the 2-Shot will receive naming rights to the kitchen facilities in the ATEC building.  According to Ron Laher, Vice President Administrative Services at EWC “the kitchen, will be integral to the success of Ag-related events and shows for the benefit of students and the community.”

Joe Guth who serves as the Vice President of the EWC Foundation and longstanding attendee, said it best “Cactus Covello really hit it on the head when he announced the donation at the banquet, emphasizing the importance of agriculture and EWC to the region.”  ATEC will be a 26,000 sq. ft. facility and with industry leading labs and equipment, it will provide a home for agriculture in Wyoming.

Not only did the 2-Shot pledge dollars this year, but since 1999, the 2-Shot has provided $44,000 in scholarships to support EWC students.  According to Hansen “The 2-Shot’s investment in EWC illustrates why we continue to be excited to have them as a community partner; they truly embody the spirit of giving and Wyoming.”  Lastly, Dr. Patterson, President of EWC noted that “ATEC will provide us with some of the most advanced classrooms in the State and with an outstanding group of faculty, EWC will provide one of the best educational experiences in the region.”  Patterson also commented on the overall sentiment shared about Goshen County and ATEC by the Governor of Wyoming, Matt Mead, who attended the 2-Shot, “You can hear it in Governor Mead’s voice and see it on the faces of people in attendance that there is abundant pride in EWC, and agriculture is the backbone of Goshen County’s economy.”

 

EWC Board of Trustees announce retirement of President Dr. Patterson

Dr. Richard Patterson

Dr. Richard Patterson

Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees have announced the retirement of Dr. Richard Patterson, President, effective June 30, 2017.  Dr. Patterson has held the position of President since 2014.

“We would like to thank Dr. Patterson for the job that he has done over the last two plus years and will continue for the next few months.  He has helped guide us through some tough times and the future is bright for EWC,” state EWC Board of Trustees President Lowell Kautz.  “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Dr. Patterson’s time at EWC first began when he earned an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1983.  He returned in 1985-1986 for a counseling internship.  He was the Director of Counseling and Placement from 1986-1990.  Dr. Patterson returned to EWC in 2004 as a criminal justice instructor.  He spent one year as a division chair.  The Board of Trustees appointed him Interim President in September of 2014.  He was named President in January 2015.

“Over the past two and a half years we have worked together to address many issues and challenges.  Without question, there will be more in the future, but it appears we are now in a period of relative stability and it is time for someone else to take the helm.  The emphasis during my tenure has been on guiding us through the storms, but I believe someone else can better lead the college forward from here,” stated Dr. Patterson.

According to Trustee Kautz, the Trustees will start a search in the near future for a new college president.  “This will be a long process but we are confident that this will be done by the time that Dr. Patterson officially retires the end of June.”

EWC offering management course

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will be offering a new course in the Spring 2017 semester, Principles of Management.

This course will provide an introduction to the functions of management:  planning, organizing, leading and controlling.  In addition management skills will be practiced for use in any organization.  Additional topics include goals and strategies, decision making, structure, leadership, motivation, communication, team processes, organizational change, innovation, ethics and social responsibility.   The course is designed to transfer as well as to be practiced in a very useful and pragmatic way on the job.

This course will be offered as a hybrid course.  The class will meet face-to-face each Wednesday from 1-2 pm with instructor Mr. John Marrin.  The remainder of the course is available online with support from Mr. Marrin.

Students or potential students who may be interested in this course for themselves or for an employee should contact Mr. Marrin at 307.532.8299 or visit him at 3200 West C Street, Tebbet FAC 212 on the Torrington Campus.

EWC holiday concert to be held December 12

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that the annual Holiday Concert will be held on Monday, December 12, 7 pm at the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Featured at the concert will be the EWC Master Chorus, Community Choir and Community Band.  The Choirs are under the direction of Aaron Bahmer and accompanied by Jeanne Howard.  The Band is under the direction of Aaron Bahmer, Gary Glass, Gary DeBolt, Richard Zigweid and Brittany Milstead.

For more information please contact the college at 307.532.8200.

The Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will close today

The Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will close today, Monday, December 05, 2016 at 4:30 pm due to the weather.  All Monday night classes and activities at the Douglas Campus are cancelled.  For updated information visit the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu or follow Eastern Wyoming College on Facebook and Twitter.

EWC offering CPR/First Aid Class

Eastern Wyoming College is now accepting registrations for an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Class.  This class will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 5:00-9:00pm in the Community Training Center on the Torrington Campus.  The cost of the class is $50.

To register please call 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street.

 

Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas will close at 12:00 pm on November 23 and will be closed through the November 25 for Thanksgiving. College offices will reopen Monday November 28.

 

Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College will close at 12:00 pm on November 23 and will be closed through the 25th for Thanksgiving. The Fitness Center will be closed November 24 only. Fitness Center regular business hours for Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday. College offices will reopen Monday November 28.