Posts from August, 2016

EWC athletic department announces new partnership

Officials from EWC and Banner Health Community Hospital recently celebrated their partnership to provide athletic training services for EWC student athletes.

Officials from EWC and Banner Health Community Hospital recently celebrated their partnership to provide athletic training services for EWC student athletes. (left to right) Kyle Telford, DPT, Rehab Services Senior Manager; Zach Miller, RN, Chief Nursing Officer; and Sandy Dugger, Chief Operating Officer, Richard Patterson, President; Tom Andersen, Athletic Director and Jay Pierce, PT, DPT, ATC

The Athletic Department at Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce a new athletic training partnership with Banner Health Community Hospital.  During the three-year agreement they will be the official healthcare partner for the college Athletic Department and will provide team rehabilitation and athletic training services at all college practices and athletic events.

“Eastern Wyoming College is very excited to begin this new partnership with our long-term neighbor, Banner Health Community Hospital.  Their support allows us to better care for our student athletes and that benefits everyone,” shared EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.

A full-time certified athletic trainer from Community Hospital will be exclusively responsible to the EWC Athletic Department for practices and games.  The hospital is currently recruiting a certified athletic trainer to fill that position.  In the meantime, they have provided a physical therapist who has been working with the student athletes.  The trainer provided to EWC will be assisted by Kyle Telford, DPT, the hospital’s senior manager of rehab services.  Student athletes who are under the care of the athletic trainer will be able to us the equipment at Community Hospital’s Rehab Services Department.

“We are looking forward to working with Banner Health Community Hospital for the next three years with our student athletes,” shared EWC Athletic Director Tom Andersen.  “They have already helped us remodel our training room and have equipped that room with 2 Game Ready machines and sleeves for joints and an ultrasound/electrical muscle stimulation machine.  It will be a great partnership.”

EWC Highlights Upcoming Social Media Classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now accepting enrollments for the following classes.

“What’s it all about . . . Facebook?”
Instructor:  Andrew McKinley

This course will introduce you to the basics, get you into FACEBOOK for some hands-on learning and generate plenty of discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the phenomenally popular communication website. This class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday September 27 and 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm and will cost $30.

Facebook—Beyond the Basics

Andrew will go a bit further in the areas of social media for business, clubs, hobbies, events, or advertising.  This class will include hands-on time with a computer and will be held on Tuesday October 18 from 6:00–8:00 pm and will cost $25.

Skype—What’s all the hype?

The hype is that Skype has broken many barriers to communication in the age of technology, especially for those of us that still enjoy seeing the person(s) to whom we are talking.  An introduction to Skype including setting up a free account for personal use as well as applications for businesses will be the focus of this class.

This class will be held on October 20 from 6:00–8:00 pm and will cost $25.

To register for these or any other classes please call the Community Education office at 307.532.8323.


Eastern Wyoming College and the Fitness Center will be closed Monday September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday September 6th.

EWC announces Spark Fitness Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington invites you to try out Spark Fitness classes. Alex Cape will incorporate a combination of cardio core and bodyweight movements in the form of circuits for a total body workout in 60 minutes.  All fitness levels and ages are welcome to participate.

Session A classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesday beginning September 12 through October 19 from 5:15–6:15 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Dance Room. The cost of this session is $60.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC announces Restorative Yoga

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now taking registrations for Restorative Yoga.  Class details are listed below.


Restorative yoga is a yoga method using props and long hold times to open the body through passive stretching. It is a specific relaxing style of yoga that leaves you feeling open and refreshed. Restorative yoga is especially beneficial if you are feeling fatigued or stressed, or if you are recovering from injury or illness. Give yourself the gift of gentle healing and therapeutic relaxation only found in Restorative Yoga. Class minimum: 5

Instructor: Callie Allred
Date: Monday/Wednesday,  September 7 to October 20
No classes 9-26/28
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost:   $55  (11 sessions)
Location: FA 47 Dance Room

To register for this class please contact the Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street, Torrington, WY.


EWC announces Basic Handgun Proficiency class

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced that registration in now open for Basic Handgun Proficiency.  Details of this class are listed below.


Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit Class
Instructor: Sgt. Patrick Connelly
Torrington Police Department

Develop or improve your handgun safety skills and proficiency, core fundamentals of handgun safety, proper handling, transportation and storage, 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. Please plan on bringing 200-300 rounds of ammunition to class.  Bring water, snacks, and lunch to the range.

Date: September 10 or October 1
Time: 8:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $100 Basic Handgun Proficiency
(Will fulfill State requirement to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit)
Location: Goshen County Sportsman’s Club semi-indoor shooting range

To register for this class please contact the Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street in Torrington.


EWC main entrance under construction

The main entrance to Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is currently under construction as part of the Career and Technical Education building project.  Students and visitors are directed to use the exit (south side of the main parking lot) as the entrance and exit until the work is complete.  College officials are asking all to take extra caution as the exit is shared with the entrance to avoid any accidents.  Roadways are signed to indicate the temporary traffic flow.  Work on the main entrance is expected to be completed in early September.  At that time the traffic flow will return to normal.  Please contact EWC at 307.532.8200 if you have any questions.

EWC to hold a planning and informational meeting for Community Choir and Band

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will hold a planning and informational meeting on Tuesday September 6 at 6:00 pm in the Music Room in the Fine Arts Building.

The purpose of this meeting is to establish community interest in keeping Community Choir and Band alive and well at Eastern Wyoming College.  Information shared and decisions made will include performance dates, directorship of the band program, rehearsal dates, instrument loan, establish class fees with an explanation as to what the fees are used for, and much more

If you have been a member of the EWC Community Choir and/or Band in the past and want this long standing tradition to continue, or, if you’ve been thinking you would like to be a part of a great community based activity, please plan on attending this important meeting.  For further information, call EWC Community Education at 307-532-8323.

EWC Board of Trustee selected for ACCT Western Region Trustee Award

John Patrick, EWC Board of Trustee

John Patrick, EWC Board of Trustee

Eastern Wyoming College Trustee, John Patrick, was selected to receive the 2016 Western Regional Trustee Leadership Award from the Association of Community College Trustees. Patrick will receive this award at the Regional Awards Luncheon during the 47th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, which will take place in New Orleans, LA, October 5-6. Patrick will also be the sole nominee from his region for the M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award. This award will be presented also at the Congress.

“John Patrick has devoted a number of years to EWC in service on our Board. This award is well deserved and brings very positive recognition to him and the College,” said EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.

Any trustee or former trustee of an ACCT member two-year postsecondary institution board or state board for two-year postsecondary institutions is eligible to receive this award. ACCT Board members currently serving are not eligible for nomination.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), in its regional awards program, annually recognizes one trustee, equity program, chief executive officer, faculty member, and professional board staff member in each of its five regions for their tremendous contributions to community colleges.

ACCT’s Annual Association Awards are selected from the recipients of the Regional Awards. (In order to be considered for an Association Award, you must submit a nomination and be awarded at the regional level.)

Additionally, ACCT honors individuals who strive to promote community colleges in the public sector with a National Education Service Award and a Government Relations Award. These awards are given out during ACCT’s National Legislative Summit.

Welcome reception for Margaret Farley to be held at the EWC Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will hold a welcome reception for Margaret Farley, Associate Vice President at the Douglas Campus on Monday, August 22, 2016, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at 800 South Wind River Drive in Douglas.

Please join us for light refreshments as we welcome Margaret to her new position at the Douglas campus.

This event is open to the public.

For more information please contact EWC at 307.624.7000.