Posts from April, 2016

EWC students attend the National Conference on Student Leadership

Chelsi Law, Jessica Rossi, Brittney O'Kief and Lily Lutter

left to right: Chelsi Law, Jessica Rossi, Brittney O’Kief and Lily Lutter

Four Eastern Wyoming College students, Brittney O’Kief;  Lily Lutter; Chelsi Law; and Jessica Rossi along with Resident Life Director Kyle Rice attended the National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) in Denver, Colorado.

The conference focused on introducing young student leaders to major challenges that are currently being faced at Higher Education Institutions and then empowering them with the tools to return to their different colleges as catalysts of change.

On the first day, the students were divided into different groups and then assigned different topics. The students then were required to work in collaboration with other students from all over the country to begin to develop a strategy for change. The workshops throughout the day focused on giving the students different skills and ideas to help develop their leadership skills and aid them in developing their plan for change strategy.

Saturday and Sunday morning, the students continued to work with their teams towards the end goal of presenting their proposal to the entire conference. “Each of the students were phenomenal working with their teams. All four students took very active roles in each of their groups,” said Kyle Rice, Director of Housing.

Sunday afternoon the students presented their work to the other groups who had been assigned the same topic and then the larger groups voted on which group would represent the topic when presenting to the entire conference.

The learning experience was invaluable. Some of the most in-depth conversations occurred at dinner while debriefing the day. The students began to apply what they had learned at the conference to life experience they are having at Eastern Wyoming College.

Students collaborate to develop strategy for change at the National Conference on Student Leadership.

Students collaborate to develop strategy for change at the National Conference on Student Leadership.

Overall the conference was an incredible success. The students had the opportunity to grow in their leadership skills alongside of young men and women from all over the world. They had the ability to learn from some of the most cutting edge thought leaders in Higher Education. Finally they were able to begin to generate new ideas that have the potential to reshape the culture of Eastern Wyoming College.

EWC golf team second at McCook

Logan Harrison

Logan Harrison

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team recently traveled to McCook, NE to compete in the McCook Community College hosted tournament.  The Lancers finished the two-day tournament with a total score of 650 which placed them second behind the host team who had a two-day total of 627.

Leading the Lancers were sophomore Logan Harrison, Cheyenne and freshman Ryder Velasquez, South Ogden, UT who split second with a total of 155.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Adrian Torres, freshman, Madrid, Spain – 165, split 8th
Lars Gittings, freshman, Cheyenne, WY – 175
Eric Lovell, freshman, Greeley, CO – 177
Denton, Shaw, freshman, Lusk, WY – 177

Ryder Velasquez

Ryder Velasquez

The team will next compete in Sterling, CO on April 14-15.

“The wind caused us to struggle this week.  The guys did their best to come back the second day but were unable to catch McCook,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “I was proud of Logan and Ryder’s play on Friday which helped them tie for second place.  I am excited to see how we rebound from this as we prepare for Sterling this week.”


Lancer rodeo team compete well at CSU rodeo

Danny Manning

Danny Manning

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team recently returned from the annual Colorado State University hosted rodeo held in Fort Collins, CO.  Several members of the men’s team placed at the rodeo and advanced in the regional standings.

“We had a great showing at the CSU Rodeo.  The men’s team put themselves back in the running for a CNFR qualification,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “We had several students compete well and move up in the standings.  The last two rodeos will be very competitive and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.”

Sophomore Danny Manning, Hemingford, NE, won the steer wrestling with a total time of 10.3 seconds on two steers.  Teammate AJ Freeman, sophomore, Dunning, NE, was second in the first round and 6th in the average.  Caden Packer, sophomore, Sturgis, SD, was 3rd in the first round.

Logan Milligan

Logan Milligan

In the tie down roping, Torrington native Logan Milligan, sophomore, won the short round and finished the weekend in 2nd place in the average.  Tyus Olson, freshman, Mud Butte, SD, placed 4th in the first round and 3rd in the short round to end the weekend in 4th place in the average.  Teammates Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, Pueblo, CO and Cody Lane, sophomore, Torrington, WY, each qualified for the short round.

The freshman team roping team of Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY and partner Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY, won the first round and were second in the short round for a second place finish in the average.  This team continues to lead the team roping in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings.  Packer and partner Syerra Christensen, LCCC, were 6th in the average in the team roping.

Freshman breakaway roper Brittany Eymer, Spearfish, SD, split 3rd and 4th in the first round.

The Lancer Rodeo team will compete in the Casper College hosted rodeo April 15-17.

EWC announces winners of the Volleyin for Babies Tournament

Volleyin for Babies Tournment Winners

Winners in 2nd annual Volleyin for Babies Tournament are left to right: Juan Gonzales, Nicole Gonzalez, Brooklyn Perez, and Rico Gonzalez.

Eastern Wyoming College Volleyball recently held their 2nd annual Volleyin for Babies tournament. The winning team was Juan Gonzalez, Nicole Gonzalez, Brooklyn Perez and Rico Gonzalez.

There were six teams with a total of 28 players that participated. All proceeds will go to the March of Dimes.

The 2nd annual March for Babies will be held on April 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm in front of the Student Center in the Verl Petsch Activities Center on the EWC campus in Torrington.

The March of Dimes is a national organization that raises money to give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year.  All of the money raised will go to the Wyoming Chapter of the March of Dimes in Casper to support programs right here in Wyoming that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. Money raised by March of Dimes Volunteers also funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.

For more information about the March for Babies event please call Julie Sherbeyn, Head Volleyball Coach at 307.532.8248 or email at



EWC presents magician John Rotellini

John RotelliniEastern Wyoming College presents magician John Rotellini on April 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Modern culture is filled with escapes from reality-from video games to television and film, seeing the extraordinary has become common place. Very rarely though, do we see this happen in live entertainment.

Since 2005, Rotellini has captivated audiences around the world by doing the impossible. By merging sleight of hand magic and illusions with other disciplines-psychology, con artistry, film, music and theatre, John Rotellini has created live, interactive events that more closely resemble Hollywood blockbusters rather than traditional magic shows.

For more information about this presentation please call Michele Ogburn at 307.532.8238 or email at

EWC Student Senate is looking for students to run for office

The EWC Student Senate is looking for students to run for an office for the 2016-2017 academic year.

We will now be accepting applications for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Applications are due on April 20th. Applications can be picked up from Michele Ogburn or Karen Posten.

To qualify to run for these positions you must have completed two semesters at EWC as a full-time student in good standing. You must attend all senate meetings, and maintain a 2.0 gpa. We are looking for energetic individuals that have a willingness to represent the EWC student body as a whole. Good Luck!!!

Lancer golf team wins Lamar tournament

Denton Shaw

Denton Shaw

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team won the Lamar Community College hosted tournament with a team score of 608.  McCook Community College was second with a score of 613.

“Denton is a dual sport athlete for EWC and it is great to see him excel and contribute to both teams,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “I am proud of this team and their results.”

Leading the team with a second place finish was freshman Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY.  He shot a 75 each round for a two-day total of 150.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Logan Harrison, sophomore, Cheyenne, WY – 151, tied for 3rd
Ryder Velasquez, freshman, South Ogden, UT – 153
Adrian Torres, freshman, Madrid, Spain – 154
Eric Lovell, freshman, Greeley, CO – 161

The Lancers will compete in the McCook Community College hosted tournament on April 7-8 in McCook, NE.


EWC to host Spring Concert

Spring Concert 2016 - Sunday, May 1 - 3:00pmThe Music Department at Eastern Wyoming College has announced the Spring Concert  will be held Sunday May 1 at 3 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public and will feature the EWC Collegiate Chorale, Community Chorus, EWC Jazz Combo, both EWC College and Community Band.


EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

Dog WashThe Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Friday, April 15.  Appointments will begin at 1:00 pm and walk-ins will be taken until 3:00 pm.  The dog wash will conclude at 6:00 pm.  A current rabies certificate is required to participate.

Pricing for the dog wash is as follows:

Small Dog (0-20#) $8
Medium Dog (20.1-50#) $10
Large Dog (50.1 – 90#) $12
Extra Large Dog (90.1 and above) $14

Added charge for Long hair: (Require additional grooming and Drying Time)
Small – $3, Medium – $5, Large – $7, Extra Large – $9

Other Services:
Nail trim: $5

For appointments contact Amanda Johnson:
Email (preferred):
Phone Number: 605.415.7373


Registration open for summer and fall courses at EWC

Eastern Wyoming College is now enrolling students for the Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters at the main campus in Torrington, branch campus in Douglas and at the outreach centers throughout eastern Wyoming.  A complete course schedule is available online at and click on search the class schedule at the top of the home page.  There is a large variety of online courses available as well.

Current students should meet with their assigned faculty advisor at your earliest convenience to assure registration into the courses needed for degree completion.  Many courses will fill quickly so it is important to register early.

New students should contact the appropriate campus or center as soon as possible to begin the registration and financial aid processes.  New student registration events for students attending the Torrington campus will be held on June 3, June 13 and July 15.  Additional details are available on the EWC website.

In Torrington, contact the Student Services office at 307.532.8230 or visit campus at 3200 West C Street.

In Douglas, contact the campus at 307.624.7000 or visit campus at 800 South Wind River Drive.

Students may also contact the Outreach Coordinator at their local center.