Posts from September, 2016

EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR/First Aid and CPR/Basic Life Support for medical personnel

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR/BLS for medical personnel on Thursday September 29 from 5:00-9:00 pm. This course is designed for medical personnel for initial or renewal of certification. This class will be held in Tebbet room 110 on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $50.

The CPR/First Aid class will be held on Thursday October 13 from 5:00 -9:00 pm. This class will also be held in Tebbet room 110 and will cost $50. Participants will be certified in both CPR and First Aid by the American Heart Association. Teachers, coaches, early childhood providers and all are welcome.

To register for these classes, contact Donna White at EWC Workforce Development/Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Friday, September 23.  Appointments will begin at 12:30 pm and walk-ins will be taken from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.  The dog wash will conclude at 5:30 pm.  A current rabies certificate is required to participate, rabies tags cannot be accepted.

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 KaylaRae Lawrence:
Email (preferred):
Phone Number: 307.840.4644

Eastern Wyoming Fine Arts Council presents FACE in concert

FACE - Vocal Band - Thursday, Octber 6, 2016FACE, an all-vocal rock band, will be in concert at the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 pm.

Face brings a new edge and attitude to one of the purest forms of musical production: the human voice. Using the full range of sounds that the voice can produce, including vocal percussion or “beat-box,” Face sounds more like an instrumental rock band than a choral group. Done completely live, with no backing tracks, special effects, or other instruments, a performance from Face is an experience.

Composed of five young men from Boulder, Colorado, Face provides raw entertainment from original arrangements of rock, pop, funk and upbeat jazz. The five members are Forest Kelly, Mark Megibow, Stephen Ross, Ryan Driver and Cody Qualls.

EWC student tickets are $15, middle school and elementary children are $15, and adult tickets are $25. For tickets or more information please call Donna White at 307.532.8323


EWC taking registrations for upcoming CDL course to be held in Lusk, WY

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Lusk, WY October 17-31. Class will be held Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm.   The registration deadline for this course is September 30.

This class is designed for those individuals interested in getting a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or those who need a CDL for their job.  Employers needing CDL drivers or who are looking to train current staff should also inquire. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have your Class A CDL & D.O.T. physical so you will be ready for employment.

Workforce training grants are available for students and employers.  Interested individuals do need to complete the preregistration process.  Contact Janae Poage at 307.334.2733 or by email at

EWC to host “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land”

Last year National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins, with a team of North Face athletes, attempted to climb the highest peak in Burma, Hkakabo Razi, 19,300 feet. The peak lies in the far north of the country on the border of Tibet. From base camp they set out to ascend the serrated, heavily glaciered West Ridge of Hkakabo Razi. This presentation provides the complete account of this unrivaled expedition.

Mark Jenkins, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine.  Jenkins first learned of Hkakabo Razi in the 1980s, when he read a description in “Burma’s Icy Mountains” by British explorer Francis Kingdon-Ward, who tried and failed to climb the peak solo in 1937.

Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies, Center for Global Studies, Wyoming Humanities Council and UW Outreach School, this presentation is open and free to the public and will be shown by Jenkins at Eastern Wyoming College – Douglas Campus in Douglas, Wyoming on September 29th at 7 pm and in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, WY on September 30th at 7 pm.

This lecture is also sponsored by each partnering community college. For more information or questions, please contact Donna White, at 307.532.8323 or e-mail at

EWC receives $1.5 million dollar grant for ATEC

Eastern Wyoming College received official notification today that they have been awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help build the Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC).

EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson shared the following statement.  “A lot of hard work by our staff and partners helped us with this grant.  It represents a significant portion of the funding for our agricultural building.”

The EDA grant will fund construction of the ATEC, which will include new laboratories for training and education, and foster workforce partnerships in the region.  The ATEC will enable EWC to expand its curriculum to provide the foundation for jobs in the primary areas of agriculture.

EWC partnered with many local entities to identify job growth and development for graduates.

“The commitment of our partners and community strengthened our grant application and secured our receipt of one of the largest EDA grants awarded in Wyoming,” stated John Hansen, Director of Institutional Development.  Additionally, Todd Peterson President of the EWC Foundation stated, “We will now work with the EWC Trustees and Foundation members to chart our course.  This is a very proud moment for the College.”

The proposed ATEC is designed to encompass 27,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, and training support spaces.  It features a central commons with collaboration areas, faculty offices, a seminar/conference room, a tiered lecture hall, a large demonstration area, a meat studies lab, and an agronomy lab.  The floor plan is intentionally designed for future expansion to accommodate program growth.

ATEC funding is also supported with a $3.3 million dollar general obligation bond which Goshen County voters approved in November 2014.

EWC golfers win NJC tournament

Freshman Calum Giffen tees off at a recent tournament in Sterling, CO. Giffen won the tournament with a two-day score of 143

Freshman Calum Giffen tees off at a recent tournament in Sterling, CO. Giffen won the tournament with a two-day score of 143

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team won the Northeastern Junior College tournament held in Sterling, CO this past weekend.  The Lancers posted a two-day score of 602 which was seven strokes in front of second place McCook Community College who shot 609.

Leading the Lancers was freshman Calum Giffen who won the individual title with a score of 143, three strokes ahead of the second place individual.  Giffen is from Kelty, Scotland.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Arvy Shongwe, freshman, Ezulwini, Swaziland – 150, tied 4th
Denton Shaw, sophomore, Lusk, WY – 153, tied 9th
Jared Pilkington, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE – 156
Harry Walch, freshman, Staines, England – 157

“Calum and I joked before the round on Friday that since it was cooler and pretty windy that he should feel like he was back at home in Scotland and play well. I didn’t expect him to shoot 67 but I was very excited to see that score from him and couldn’t be more happy for the freshmen golfer,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “We were tied for second going into day 2 so it was great to get away with a 7 stroke victory. Some of the guys are starting to settle in and feel more comfortable with college golf. I’m looking forward to the competition this year in Region IX.”

The Lancers will travel to Lamar, Colorado for a tournament September 15 – 16.


Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College Community Education announces that Community choir and band will begin on Monday September 12. Band will be from 6 pm to 7 pm and cost $20 and the choir will begin shortly after at 7:15 to 8:15pm with a cost of $20.

Please call Community Education at 307.532.8213 for more information.

PSA – Debate Tournament

On October 7-9, Eastern Wyoming College will host a debate tournament and co-host an individual events swing with Colorado Christian College on the Torrington campus. EWC is eager to have community members involved in judging these events. For more information about volunteering to judge, please contact Jeremy Christensen at 307.532.8367 or via email at

EWC wins second at first golf tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team traveled to LaJunta, CO where they competed in a tournament hosted by Otero Junior College.  The Lancers were second with a team score of 592 behind host OJC who scored 591.

“The guys played well.  We were down by four strokes after day one and narrowed the gap to one stroke by the end of the tournament,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “Denton played really well and I am looking forward to a great year with him and the rest of the team.  We have a lot of talented players that will be fun to watch throughout the year.  We are looking forward to a great tournament at Sterling.”

Leading the Lancers was sophomore Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY who had a two-day total of 145 placing him in second place.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Calum Giffen, freshman, Kelty, Scotland – 148, tied for 4th
Eric Lovell, sophomore, Greeley, CO – 150
Jared Pilkington, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE – 151
Arvy Shongwe, freshman, Ezulwini, Swaziland – 153

The Lancers will travel to Sterling, CO on September 8-9 to compete in the NJC tournament.