Posts from June, 2016

EWC names Sherbeyn head men’s basketball coach

New EWC Men’s Basketball Coach and Fitness Center Director Neal Sherbeyn

New EWC Men’s Basketball Coach and Fitness Center Director Neal Sherbeyn

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that Neal Sherbeyn has been appointed as the Men’s Basketball Coach and Fitness Center Director.  Sherbeyn has served in both positions this past year as the interim.

Sherbeyn received a B.S. in Kinesiology from Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison.  He has eight years of coaching experience with three at the collegiate level.  He also has competed in multiple sports throughout his lifetime including time as a collegiate athlete and a professional athlete.

Sherbeyn brings over twenty-five years of experience in the fitness industry as he takes over the role of Fitness Center Director.  He has developed, instructed and supervised programming for every age, children through the elderly and every skill level and functional capacity, from novice fitness participants to elite athletes and those suffering from debilitating injuries and illness.  He also received certification from the American Council on Exercise in 1995.

“I would like to thank Eastern Wyoming College for giving me the opportunity to become the Fitness Center Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach,” shared Sherbeyn.  “I am very excited to begin a new era of Lancer Basketball and continue to evolve the Fitness Center.  I am very honored.”

EWC athletic director Tom Andersen shared the following, “I am pleased and excited to put Neal in the permanent position of Fitness Center Director and Men’s Basketball coach.  I look forward to the experience and expertise he brings in the fitness field as we grow the Fitness Center and develop fitness opportunities for the student-athletes at EWC and for the community.  As a coach, I am looking forward to Neal’s leadership and passion as he takes over men’s basketball on a permanent basis.  Fans can expect to see passionate, hard-nosed, fundamentally strong and exciting games.”

Sherbeyn begins his new position on July 1.

EWC Douglas Campus students receive Kreycik scholarships

Recipients of the Jane E. Kreycik Memorial Scholarship recently received their scholarships from Mr. Kreycik and his granddaughter Haleigh Diller. (left to right); Amy Hadlich, Alexa Burns, Shelby Pinkelman, Haleigh Diller, Hale Kreycik, Keenan Noriega, Tristan Wilson and Krystyn Ryan

Recipients of the Jane E. Kreycik Memorial Scholarship recently received their scholarships from Mr. Kreycik and his granddaughter Haleigh Diller.
(left to right); Amy Hadlich, Alexa Burns, Shelby Pinkelman, Haleigh Diller, Hale Kreycik, Keenan Noriega, Tristan Wilson and Krystyn Ryan

The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation has recently awarded a new scholarship.  The Jane E. Kreycik Memorial Scholarship has been established by Jane’s husband, Hale, to honor his wife.

Scholarships were available to HISET graduates, and students enrolled at the Douglas Campus who show initiative and effort to better themselves.

Six scholarships were recently awarded to Amy Hadlich, Alexa Burns, Shelby Pinkelman, Keenan Noriega, Tristan Wilson and Krystyn Ryan.

For more information about scholarships please contact the College at 307.624.7000.

EWC Community Education cancels bus trip

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has cancelled the bus trip scheduled for June 25 to the Mammoth Site and the 40th annual Main Street Arts/Crafts Festival in Hot Springs, SD.

For more information call the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

State budget cut to community colleges hits EWC

This spring the announcement of an 8% budget cut for the community colleges triggered the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees to set in motion the Reduction in Force (RIF) policy.  The work of a RIF committee has been completed and the Trustees took action at their board meeting held last night based on those recommendations.

The 8% cut equates to roughly $600,000 for the college.  When combined with previous reductions mandated earlier this year, it is a total funding cut of approximately 15% for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016.  That shortfall will be met with budget efficiencies and the RIF.  Eight positions were approved for layoff.  Additional budget efficiencies will also be in place.

“This is an extremely trying time for our state and our college.  We are losing people that we need and will be making adjustments in duties to make sure students still receive the same level of quality education and service they expect from EWC,” stated President Rick Patterson.  “We have had a lot of feedback from the community regarding the construction of our Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), during a time when there are personnel cuts. Let me assure you those funds are entirely separate and cannot be spent or reallocated to cover the 8% budget cut.”


EWC student athletes receive awards

The Eastern Wyoming College Athletic Department is proud to announce twenty-two student athletes earned the honor of the NJCAA Academic All Region IX for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To qualify a student athlete must have earned a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative GPA.  Individual award winners from the EWC golf team were Adrian Torres Ruiz, Madrid, Spain; Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY; and Eric Lovell, Greeley, CO. Award winners for men’s and women’s basketball: Hunter Johnson, Delta, UT; Grant Olsson, Gering, NE; Dustin Gatzki, Westlock, Canada; Sarah Bersang, Horens, Denmark; Emily Evans, Cheyenne, WY; Lacey Knudsen, Fairplay, CO; Jessica Lessard, Yoder, WY; Anna Perez, Canet de Mar, Spain; Carna Prokic, Subotica, Serbia; and Jessica Rossi, Yampa, CO; and from women’s volleyball:  Sophia Arensdorf, Ogallala, NE; Carmen Carvajal, Lugo, Spain; Lena Labitzke, Dresden, Germany; Taylor Limoges, Lyman, WY; Brittany O’Kief, Valentine, NE; Madison Powell, Yuma, CO; Sophia Seely, Cheyenne, WY; Madison Vitt, Mountain View, WY; and Shelby Welsh, Ogallala, NE.

In addition both women’s basketball and volleyball teams were honored in meeting the requirements for the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year. This is a team cumulative GPA of a minimum of 3.0 over the course of the academic year. The Women’s Basketball team earned a 3.31 GPA and the Volleyball GPA was 3.27. EWC’s nine international students had an overall GPA of 3.47.

Two rodeo team members were named Scholar Americans which requires a 3.5 cumulative GPA and points earned in competition. They were Jamie Thompson, Lusk, WY, and Cody Colman, O’Neill, NE.

EWC also had eight student athletes honored as Academic All-American Student Athletes, which requires a minimum 3.60 – 3.79 GPA for the Exemplary Award, 3.80-3.99 for the Superior Award, and a 4.00 for the Pinnacle award, and includes all college level student athletes. Those students earning honors were: men’s basketball, Hunter Johnson earned the Superior Award with a 3.84 GPA; women’s volleyball team, Sophia Arensdorf, Superior Award 3.92 GPA; Sophia Seely, Exemplary Award 3.69 GPA; Madison Vitt, Exemplary Award 3.76 GPA; women’s basketball, Sarah Bersang Exemplary Award 3.71 GPA; Anna Perez Exemplary Award 3.79 GPA; Lacey Knudsen Superior Award 3.81 GPA; and Jessica Rossi Superior Award 3.87 GPA.

“Eastern Wyoming College and our community can all be very proud of the academic success of these fine young men and women,” said Athletic Director Tom Andersen,“ and congratulations to EWC’s coaching staff for recruiting and mentoring these student athletes.”

Lancer Booster Club to hold Trivia Night

Lancer Trivia Night 2016The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Booster Club invites fans and community members to save the date for their first Trivia Night which will be held on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 6 pm at the Goshen County Fair Grounds Rendezvous Center in Torrington, Wyoming.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Eastern Wyoming College Athletics.  This 80’s themed Trivia Night will feature a cash bar, appetizers, prizes for top teams, best team and individual 80’s costumes, and silent auction.  Happy hour begins at 6 and the trivia will start at 7.

Tickets are $100 for a table/team of eight or may be purchased individually for $15 and you will be joining a team.  Tickets are available at the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce or from the Lancer Booster Club at 307.532.2691.


EWC postpones basic Handgun Proficiency Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has postponed the Handgun Proficiency, Wyoming Concealed Carry class.

This class will be held in September. Please watch for more information.

EWC and UW Outreach to host Western Writer’s Association for Meet the Authors

Western Writers of AmericaEastern Wyoming College and the University of Wyoming Outreach are pleased to announce a “Meet the Authors” event.  On Wednesday, June 22 from 10 am – 12 pm the college will host a number of members of the Western Writers of America (WWA) at the main campus in Torrington.

Writers and other WWA members will be available to meet the community from 10-11.  Most will have promotional book copies and other materials to give away.  This is free and open to the public.

From 11-12, a luncheon will be held featuring local speakers who will speak on the preservation of western and cultural heritage.  Those interested in attending the luncheon and hearing the speakers should contact the EWC Community Education office to register and purchase a meal ticket.  A limited number of meal tickets will be available.

There will also be a small auction for the WWA Homestead Foundation and a short performance by WWA Western Singers.

WWA is a national organization of professional writers, including fiction writers, non-fiction writers, historians, poets, musicians, and representatives from both the film and publishing industries.

For more information or to register, please contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or 307.532.8213 or stop by 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Community Education highlights Lancer MVP Basketball Camp

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces an upcoming basketball camp to be held in the Verl Petsch Jr, Activities Center Gymnasium June 6 through June 9.

Master the fundamentals, value your team and the ball. This four-day camp is designed to improve basketball fundamentals, teamwork, and competition. There will an emphasis on enjoying the game of basketball. There are three grade-level sessions.

Youth camp will be from 9:00 – 10:30 am for players that have completed grades 1 to 4. Intermediate camp will be for players that have completed grades 5 to 8 and will be held from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Advanced camp will be for players that have completed grades 9 to 11 and will be held from 01:00 – 2:30 pm.

The cost of this camp is $65 which includes a camp T-shirt. Parents must sign a EWC liability/insurance waiver.

To register for this camp or other classes, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

Eastern Wyoming College Announces Candidates for Graduation

Eastern Wyoming College held the 67th annual commencement for candidates on May 6, 2016 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  There was 126 candidates this year.  The candidates from the Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 semesters are as follows:

From Torrington, WY:  Timothy Allen, Kimberly Apple, Kevin Austin, Madison Bloodgood, Jesselyn Burroughs, Elias Chavez, Phoenix Durrant, Franklin Duzik, Mary Garcia, Brandi Graybill, Jamie Hackbarth, Casey Hagg, Danielle Hanzlik, Kelsea Herriman, Sydney Housh, Savannah Kearns, Cody Lane, Kayce Lay, Makayla Lofink, Jonathan Lund, Addison Madden, Logan Milligan, Crystal Munoz, Ashley Nepper, Jodi Ottman, Raele Riley, Kyle Sabourin, Nicole Smith, James Stacy, Kaitlynn Stoeger, Jesseka Suarez, Whitney Walson, Brianna Werner

From Albin, WY: Crystal Rooney, Jessica Sowards

From Cheyenne, WY:   Walker Fossett, Jon-Michael Kelly, Kyle Ruiz, David Wolf

From Douglas, WY:  Brittney Barker, Alexis Edison, Teegan Hand, Nancy Igo, Layne McGuire, Timothy Parks, George Wortham

From Evansville, WY: Jamey Hicks

From Garrett, WY: James Sturgeon

From Gillette, WY: Ashley Lake

From Glenrock, WY: Chance Fitzhugh, Adam Pestotnik

Green River, WY: Myka Ginestar

From Guernsey, WY:  Melinda Kelley, Wes Reyher

From Hulett, WY:  Zoe Penning

From Keeline, WY: Kaitlin Gaukel

From LaGrange, WY: Robin Boyd, Shayla Stoddard

From Laramie, WY: Luke Collini, Karlton Schmit

From Lingle, WY:  Jamie Hackbarth, Dustin Morisette

From Lusk, WY:  Alyssa Barnsdale, Scharay Burnett, Leanne Dozier, Melissa Jauriaui, Rishell Lizasuain, Frances Ornelaz, Elizabeth Smith

From Moorcroft, WY: Klancie Britton

From Newcastle, WY:  Earon Anziano, Jodi Barker, Tony Carrera, Shirley DeMerritt, Doug Fowlkes, Chaz Hague, Debra Hoover, David Hubbard, Gregory Jarrard, Trampes Lowe, Benjamin Mudd, Chad Muldoon, Harold Myers, Steven Owens, Robert Sowers, James Stacy, Josie Tracy, Jody Umphlett

From Sinclair, WY: Susan VanMatre

From Thermopolis, WY: Kira Oliver

From Upton, WY: Kayla Caylor

From Worland, WY: Timothy Anderson, Anne Linneman

From Yoder, WY: Clifford Swank

From Castle Rock, CO: Harrison Hallmark

From Erie, CO: Allison Van Ausdall

From Fairplay, CO: Lacey Knudsen

From Livermore, CO: Cedric Collinge

From Vernon, CO: Nathan Amrine

From Glasgow, MT: Kelsie Meland

From Kila, MT: Desiree Goodall

From Lewistown, MT: Kaycee Gobble

From Alliance, NE: Rhiannon Minich

From Bennington, NE: Lillian Lutter

From Dix, NE: Clayton Bogert

From Gering, NE: Jacob Walker, Emily Wolf

From Hemingford, NE: Daniel Manning

From Hershey, NE: Calvin Carsten

From Minatare, NE: Akacia Kraus

From Mitchell, NE: Kendra Fancher, Jack Hill, Taylor Lackey, Zachariah Pieper, Johnathan Weitzel

From Morrill, NE:  Amanda Kaufman, Bernadine Lewis

From O’Neill, NE: Cody Colman

From Potter, NE: Taylor Juelfs

From Scottsbluff, NE: Jessica Littlejohn

From Sutherland, NE: Zachary Blake, Nathaniel Foster

From Woodlake, NE: Brittney O’Kief

From Belle Fourche, SD: Krystyna Nible

From Colome, SD: Rylee Rutten

From Brookshire, TX: Malcolm Glover

From El Paso, TX: Lizette Heredia

From Delta, UT: Daniel Johnson