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EWC announces summer hours

Eastern Wyoming College announces that summer hours will begin on May 16, 2016. Hours will be Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday. These hours will be in effect through August 12.

Summer hours for the EWC Fitness Center will begin May 8, 2016 through August 30, 2016. Monday through Friday 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday the Fitness Center will be closed and Sunday hours will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Eastern Wyoming College Announces Commencement – Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the annual commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the EWC Campus in Douglas, Wyoming.

A reception for graduates and  their families and friends will follow the ceremony.

High School Equivalency Certificate graduates will also be recognized during the ceremony.

For more information on the Commencement Ceremony, please call the College at 307.624.7000.

EWC wins home tournament

Ryder Velasquez

Ryder Velasquez

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team recently hosted their annual spring tournament.  The Lancers won the tournament with a two-day total of 587 above second place McCook Community College who scored 609.

“I was really pleased with how the team shot on day one as we ended the day three under,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “It is always good to win at home and it was a great team effort.”

The Lancers were led by freshmen Ryder Velasquez, South Ogden, UT and Adrian Torres, Madrid, Spain, who tied for 2nd place with a two-day score of 146.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Adrian Torres

Adrian Torres

Logan Harrison, sophomore, Cheyenne, WY – 149, 4th
Eric Lovell, freshman, Greeley, CO – 152, tied 7th
Denton Shaw, freshman, Lusk, WY – 152, tied 7th

The team will travel to the final tournament of the season May 1 in Riverton, WY, hosted by Central Wyoming College.

Eastern Wyoming College Announces Commencement

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that the 67th annual commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm with a processional provided by Janet Howard, Pianist.  Mr. Rick Vonburg, Division Chair Business and Technology, Instructor; will serve as the Director of Ceremonies.  The National Anthem will be sung by EWC Student Peyton Lenz.

Dr. Rick Patterson, President, will then provide a welcome and introduce special guests.  Mr. Kyle Sabourin, EWC Student Senate President, will provide a welcome on behalf of the students.

Eastern Wyoming College Foundation President, Todd Peterson will then present the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award and an address will be provided by the recipient.

Dr. Michelle Landa, Vice President for Academic Services, will present the candidates for graduation.  Following will be the presentation of certificates and degrees by Ms. Angie Chavez, member of the EWC Board of Trustees.

A reception for graduates and their families will follow the ceremony in the EWC Cafeteria.

A ceremony will be held to honor the High School Equivalency Certificate graduates on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Tebbet rooms 131-132.

For more information on the Commencement Ceremony, please call the College at 307.532.8200.

EWC Highlights correction to upcoming Kids Quilt Camp class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a correction in the Summer Brochure for the Kids Quilt Camp.

Kids ages 9-16, come learn to make a nap-sized quilt with quilting experts as your teachers.  This class will be held Tuesday to Friday June 14 – 17 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Platte Valley Bank Community Room. The cost of this class is $20 which includes all fabric and thread. You should bring your own sewing machine if possible and have basic knowledge of the machine’s operation.

If interested in registering for this class or need more details please contact Terry at 307-532-5221 or JANE at 307-640-4002.  Registration deadline is June 1.

EWC announces upcoming Cribbage Tournament

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will be holding a Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, April 30, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The tournament will be held in Tebet rooms 131/132 and the entry fee is $10 with prizes going to the top three places. The tournament will be a double elimination format.

CRIBBAGE—
A 400+ year old card game
Skunk, Nibs, Pegging, Crib, Stinkhole and Muggins—the language of Cribbage, a card game that is believed to have been “invented’ in the early 1600’s in England and remains popular today. Cribbage is a great card game for all ages.

To register for this tournament, 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 GEAR UP student selected to represent Wyoming in the national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy

Kaylarae Lawrence

KaylaRae Lawrence, EWC student and GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy selection

Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP and Veterinary Technology student KaylaRae Lawrence, sophomore, from Riverton, WY; has been selected to participate in the national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy (GUALA).

GUALA is a 12-month leadership development program for alumni of the federal GEAR UP program. The selected Alumni leaders will travel to Washington, DC, in June and receive training on grassroots advocacy, social media advocacy, and leadership skills during a week-long retreat. The Alumni leaders will return home to work toward creating positive changes in the education policy for the younger GEAR UP students.

KaylaRae grew up in Riverton where she participated in the GEAR UP Program. She chose to attend post-secondary education as a GEAR UP student at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming. KaylaRae has been part of GEAR UP Wyoming and GEAR UP EWC for several years as a team leader, peer mentor and GEAR UP Club Co President, Vice President and sophomore student representative for the Vet Tech Club. “Without the GEAR UP program I truly feel I would not have been able to achieve these successes and I am so grateful to the GEAR UP staff that feels like a family who have helped me along the way,” said KaylaRae.

GEAR UP is a federally funded college access and success program serving approximately 700,000 low-income students across 43 states and three territories in the United States. GEAR UP Wyoming, located at the University of Wyoming, serves more than 2,000 7th-through 12th-graders and college freshmen statewide. Services include academic tutoring, financial literacy, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion assistance, college campus tours and parent engagement programs.

GUALA is offered by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, GEAR UP’s national training and technical assistance provider. The Kresge Foundation also provides funding for the program, for more information go to http://www.edpartnerships.org/GUALA

EWC golf team brings home second place from NJC tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team recently returned from Sterling, Colorado where they played in a tournament hosted by Northeastern Junior College.  The Lancers finished the tournament in second place with a two-day total of 599.  McCook Community College won the tournament with 595.

“The guys struggled during their Thursday round and dug themselves into a significant hole heading into the second day,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “They battled back and went on to play very well on the second day but just fell short of catching McCook.  Ryder shot -3 par the second day and Adrian shot -1 par to help cut the deficit from 16 strokes to 4 strokes by the end of play Friday.  I could not be more proud of the way they responded and rallied.  We are looking forward to our home tournament this week.”

Leading the Lancers were sophomore Logan Harrison, Cheyenne, WY and teammate Adrian Torres, freshman, Madrid, Spain with a two-day total of 148.  The pair were tied for 3rd.  Other scores were as follows:

Ryder Velasquez, freshman, South Ogden, UT – 149, tied 5th
Eric Lovell, freshman, Greeley, CO – 156
Denton Shaw, freshman, Lusk, WY 157

The Lancers will host their home golf tournament on April 21, 22 at Cottonwood Golf Course in Torrington.

EWC’s Curuchet and Shaw headed to CNFR

Denton Shaw

Denton Shaw

Riley Curuchet

Riley Curuchet


The freshman team roping team of Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY, have qualified for their first College National Rodeo Finals appearance.  The team have lead the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings all year for Eastern Wyoming College until this past weekend.  Another team edged past them by five points but both teams have enough of a lead heading into the final rodeo that they cannot be moved out of the top two spots.

Curuchet and Shaw split 3rd and 4th in the first round and finished the weekend 4th in the average in the team roping at the annual college rodeo hosted by Casper College.

“We had a good showing at Casper,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “The team standings are going to come down to the last rodeo at UW.  We have two CNFR qualifiers, Riley and Denton already with 4 others still in the hunt.”

In the tie down roping, freshman Tyus Olson, Mud Butte, SD, was 4th in the first round and 5th in the average.  Teammate Tanner Freeman, sophomore, Dunning, NE, was 6th in the average.  Cody Lane, sophomore, Torrington, WY, was 5th in the first round.

Sophomore Danny Manning, Hemingford, NE, split first and second in the first round of the steer wrestling and finished with a third place split in the average.  Teammate Tanner Freeman also qualified for the short round.

In the barrel racing, freshman Baillie Mutchler, Whitewood, SD, qualified for the short round.  She also qualified for the short round in the breakaway roping.

The Lancer rodeo team will conclude their season at the annual UW rodeo on April 29 – May 1 in Laramie, WY.

EWC Highlights Upcoming basic Handgun Proficiency Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a Handgun Proficiency, Wyoming Concealed Carry class.

Whether you are simply wanting to develop or improve your handgun safety skills and proficiency, or intend to apply for a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit, this class will meet your needs. TPD Sgt. Connelly will provide instruction on core fundamentals of handgun safety, proper handling, transportation and storage, as well as handgun shooting specifics such as proper stance, correct grip, sight alignment, proper trigger press, and sight picture. All participants in the class will experience a 2 hour session of classroom instruction with the remainder of this one day class participating in live-fire range sessions. Participants are responsible for providing their own handgun, holster and ammunition. Holsters, eye protection, ear protection and a hat with a brim are required equipment for the live-fire range sessions.  Plan on bringing water, snacks and a lunch to the range.

This class will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The cost of this class is $100 and includes range fees.

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.