Posts from January, 2017

EWC announces Social Media Class rescheduled

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has rescheduled the FACEBOOK, What’s It all about class.

Are you curious about FACEBOOK and wonder why it’s so popular?  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 Monday February 6 & 13 from 6:00–8:00 pm and will cost $30.

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


Eastern Wyoming College Student, Employees, Trustee and Foundation Board Member Recognized

Eastern Wyoming College would like to announce the recognition of the individuals who were nominated by their peers for the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Awards.  The nominations were for exemplary student, faculty member, classified employee, professional employee, Trustee and Foundation volunteer award.  Nomination packets included examples of how the nominee has had a positive impact on their community college and how they have been involved in the community.  Nominees will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony and Legislative Reception held in Cheyenne on February 8.

The EWC nominee for Student of the Year is Bryce Funk.  Bryce participates in many major activities on the EWC campus and surrounding community.  He is a Student Ambassador, a member of Speech and Debate, past Colorado FFA Officer, member of SkillsUSA, and is the announcer for the home volleyball and basketball games.

John Cline was nominated as the Faculty Member of the Year and is an Instructor of Art.

John has rejuvenated the art program, substantially increasing both enrollment and excitement within. One of John’s former students recently completed his portfolio review at the University of Wyoming, and his work was one of five that was honored in a display as Best of Show at the Portfolio Review Exhibition. He has translated his expertise into more classes in practices and techniques in which he is trained.

As the chair of the Outcomes and Assessment committee, John has implemented core principles and techniques into his classroom.

John recently received recognition for two paintings; The Retrieval of the Beautiful, selected for exhibition at the Painting Center in New York, and another receiving a Merit Award after inclusion in the Northwest Art Center’s Americas 2016: All Media Exhibition, John’s work was also featured in the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne during the month of January.

Lynn Wamboldt, Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Specialist was nominated for the classified employee at EWC.  She is the point person for the Academic Office because of her knowledge of the history and the process of the college.

Lynn has also been the Wyoming Department of Correction Liaison for EWC Workforce aiding in the implementation of Business Office Records Certificate and the Computer Applications Certificate.  Lynn has aided in the Wyoming Youth Challenge initiative to enable cadets to earn college credits while at the academy.

Throughout her tenure at EWC, first as a student, now as an employee, Lynn has been more than willing to assist her coworkers and community.

EWC’s nominee for Professional Employee of the Year is Chuck Kenyon. Chuck has been an integral part of EWC throughout his 24 year tenure.  Chuck serves as the Network Systems Administrator. He is responsible for computer equipment specifications, and ordering equipment and hardware for the college, Douglas Campus and outreach sites.

Chuck is the co-owner’s rep for the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) for EWC and is working hard on keeping that project moving along on schedule.

Kathryn “Kate” Kelly has been nominated by the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation Board of Directors to be the candidate for the 2016-17 WACCT Foundation Volunteer Leadership Award.

Mrs. Kelly has served on the EWC Foundation for the past nineteen years including six years as president. Through her participation and leadership, the foundation has made tremendous progress and has grown substantially.

Throughout Mrs. Kelly’s tenure on the Foundation she has assisted in growing assets, increased levels in support of students, and building a community connection.

Not only has Kate worked diligently to market the Foundation to others but she has also been personally invested in capital projects and scholarships over the years.

Additionally, Kelly’s experience as an adult learner at EWC, imbues her words with credibility and emboldens her passion towards the college.

Mr. Mike Varney has been nominated by the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees to be the candidate for the 2016-17 WACCT Trustee Leadership Award.

Mr. Varney is likely the most well-known person in Torrington. He has served on the city council for 26 years, and has been mayor for 14 years. Mr. Varney has been a long-time advocate for EWC, which began when he was hired as an employee in 1968. He was hired the year that EWC moved from a single building up to the current campus. He was instrumental during that period of rapid growth in facilities, and programs.

Mr. Varney serves as the EWC representative on the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees, participating in many statewide meetings and conferences over the years.

“This year’s nominees for WACCT’s service award reflect the high caliber of people affiliated with Eastern Wyoming College.  We are proud of our faculty, staff, students, board members, and volunteers and are honored to present these representatives of those groups for this honor.” added college President Dr. Richard Paterson.

This event is held annually, hosted by one of the seven Wyoming Community Colleges and the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees.

EWC SkillsUSA members donate toys to area children

Skills USA student members and advisor presented gifts to TLC. Left to right: Stan Nicolls, Jacob Green, Cole Jackson, Dustin Morisette, Kyle Nicolls, Dustin Hauf, Noble Hoover, and J.J. Skarohlid.

Skills USA student members and advisor presented gifts to TLC. Left to right: Stan Nicolls, Jacob Green, Cole Jackson, Dustin Morisette, Kyle Nicolls, Dustin Hauf, Noble Hoover, and J.J. Skarohlid.

The members and advisors of SkillsUSA at Eastern Wyoming College collected donations to purchase gifts to give to the children at Torrington Learning Center.

The EWC SkillsUSA chapter has been doing this community service for 5 years. “I have great pride in our chapter for taking on this roll to be a part of the community,” said advisor and Welding Instructor Stan Nicolls “I think the members like to see how much they can raise between themselves to be able to buy needed toys, blankets, school supplies and stuffed animals” Nicolls continued.

The students raised over $300 to purchase the items and presented them to the center on the EWC campus.

EWC signs Kaufman to play golf

: (sitting left to right) Jasen Kaufman, Kash Kaufman, Misty Kaufman; (standing right to left) EWC Golf Coach Zach Smith, Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School Athletic Director Mike Lashley

(sitting left to right) Jasen Kaufman, Kash Kaufman, Misty Kaufman; (standing right to left) EWC Golf Coach Zach Smith, Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School Athletic Director Mike Lashley

Eastern Wyoming College golf coach Zach Smith has announced the signing of Kash Kaufman to the 2017-2018 golf roster.

“I’m excited to add Kash to our team.  He works really hard and I know that he will add to next year’s squad,” shared Coach Smith.  “I feel fortunate to be able to add a very talented local athlete.”

Kaufman is a senior at Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School and competes on the Torrington High School golf team.

Tri-State Cooperative Continues Investment in EWC students

Wyrulec Secretary and Tri-State Board Secretary, Julie Kilty presents a check for $1000 from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to Eastern Wyoming College for student scholarships.  Accepting on behalf of the college were President Richard Patterson and Institutional Development Director John Hansen.

Wyrulec Secretary and Tri-State Board Secretary, Julie Kilty presents a check for $1000 from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to Eastern Wyoming College for student scholarships. Accepting on behalf of the college were President Richard Patterson and Institutional Development Director John Hansen. Left to right: Jack Preston, Kenda Knudsen, Julie Kilty, John Hansen, Richard Patterson, Dewey Hageman and Clay Peterson

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association a regional cooperative of which WYRULEC is a member, recently provided Eastern Wyoming College with a $1,000 for scholarships.  Over the past four years, Tri-State’s investment in EWC students has totaled $4,000 and because they participate in EWC’s matching endowment program, their total investment has grown to $8,000.

Julie Kilty, serves as assistant Board Secretary for Tri-State Cooperative and recently served as a Board of Trustee for EWC from 2012 – 2016.  Ms. Kilty noted that “Tri-State has a commitment to supporting the communities they serve and a firm belief in higher education.”

John Hansen Director of Institutional Development at EWC further commented on the donation “Working with community partners to invest in students is one of the core functions of EWC’s Foundation and since these dollars are endowed they will live-on for future generations.”

Eastern Wyoming College’s Foundation provides over $120,000 a year in annual support of scholarships and those funds are manifested through endowments.

Eastern Wyoming College Announces the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the honor rolls for the Fall 2016 semester. There were 166 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must also be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5, but less than 4.0.

President’s Honor Roll
Torrington, WY- Teresa Bloodgood, Elias Chavez, Sydney Hill, Alyssa Hunter, Gaelen Lane, Kylah Meyer, Cody Powell, Delaney Powell, Angela Shrestha-Kasti, Brianna Wills

Cheyenne, WY – Alexander Huff, Michael Parkins
Douglas, WY Jo-Dee Bailey, Collin Barker, Dawson Bratton, Anna Burgett, Miranda Dulmus, Ryann George-Bevers, Trace Hays, Jacquelynne Holt, Madison Hoopman, Courtney Kershner,
Sophia Lavallee, Haley McMahon, Mallory Owen-Renner, Alexis Porter, Harley Rhoades, Brady Ricks, Spencer Romberg, Dylan Sandstedt, Danica Shearer, Grace Soske, Eduardo Troiani, Brody Winn, Elli Wortham

Jay Em, WY – Nichole Smith

Lusk, WY – Chelsea Baars

Lingle, WY- Morea Shipley

Manville, WY – Frank Falcon

Newcastle, WY – Becky Checketts, Alexis Krogman, Grace Peterson, Cameron Quigley

Story, WY – Erick Horsley

Sundance, WY – Tonia Johnson

Wheatland, WY – Marissa Meyer

Wright, WY – Kylee Tresch

Frederick, CO – Walker Korrell

Lenexa KS – Grant Olsson

Cheney, WA – Elizabeth Wright

Madrid, Spain – Adrian Torres-Ruiz


Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY – Wyatt Bergeson, Amanda Brown, Jace Canaday, Nakisha Garner, Kylee Gaukel, Breenna Heil, Ryan Kath, Tabitha Krick, Cody Lane, Susan Lane, Tylar Osterman, Charles Pulliam, Matthew Reichert, Danna Schamel

Albin, WY – Jessica Sowards

Beulah, WY – Madeline Stoddard

Carpenter, WY – Naomi Mordahl

Casper, WY – Matthew Bowman, Randi Garrett

Cheyenne, WY – Crystal Good, Dustin Hauf, Noble Hoover, Christopher Moody, John Skarohlid

Douglas, WYTessa-Kae Bailey, Shyann Bennett, Adrian Bustamante, Rebekah Elmore, Raven Faran, Torie Glover, Adeah Hayes, Tyler Holler, April Klava, Devin Kueper, Kylee Lindbo, Daniel Maidl, Jordon Marker, Sydney Tigert, Dale Wilkens

Gillette, WY – Eliza Mathwig, Jamie Provost, Forrest Rothleutner

Glendo, WY – Lauren Collins

Glenrock, WY – Maribel Fernandez

Hartville, WY – Jessica Rotz

Hawk Springs, WY – Rebecca Green

LaGrange, WY – Kenna Noble

Laramie, WY – Ethan Carswell, Robert Nissan, Theodore Schueler

Lingle, WY – Kenneth Henry

Lusk, WY – Mattie Pfister, Denton Shaw, Jamie Thompson

Mills, WY – Austin Arteta

Moorcroft, WY – Hugh Anderson, Darbi Buckmiller, Brandon Clonch, Shelby Cranston, Janae Wendling, Tia Wendling

Newcastle, WY – Brandon Benson, Cierra Ondriezek, Emily Pearson, Taylor Spain, Sheyanne Walker

Pine Haven, WY – Aspen Harris

Riverton, WY – Kelsie Wells

Sheridan, WY – Joseph Smith

Sundance, WY – Christie Dixon, Jaslyn Seeley

Thermopolis, WY – Shayna Cox, Michael Mascorro

Upton, WY – Ashley Knowlton

Veteran, WY – Darcy McKiney

Wheatland, WY – Laura Goodz

Worland, WY – Tiffany Garen

Wright, WY – Megan Beaver, Katie Strohschein

Yoder, WY – Cody Alps, Kylee Brothwell, Kurtis Shannon

Joes, CO – Kaycee Roth

Kersey, CO – Riley Chesnut

Yuma, CO – Madison Powell

Bozeman, MT – Danielle Long, Patricia Penor

Ekalaka, MT – Tiana Fix

Crawford, NE – Joelle VonForell

Dalton, NE – Tanner Bellmyer

Harrison, NE – Mitchell Mansfield

Paxton, NE – Kort Gartrell, Clay Seifer

Ogallala, NE – Sophia Arensdorf

Scottsbluff, NE – Bryant Gilbert, Hunter Hill, Jared Pilkington, Kelsey Schank, Lindsey Steyer, Joslyn Wickard

Springview, NE – Justin Palmer

Tryon, NE – Ruth Licking

Whitman, NE – Ashlee Nollette

Black Hawk, SD – Tosha Wilburn

Caputa, SD – Karlie Robertson

Custer, SD – Alura Elmore

Enning, SD – Tanielle Arneson

Newell, SD – Emma Rogers

Spearfish, SD – Keyvin Rauscher

Whitewood, SD – Destiny Wesner

Houston, TX – Ijeoma Ezikeolisa

Nassau, Bahamas – Pamela Bethel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Helena Khouri

Canet d Mar, Spain – Anna Gomez-Perez

Lugo, Spain – Carmen Carvajal-Martinez

Community invited to participate in developing presidential profile

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new president and are committed to offering the community opportunities to provide input.  Members of the community are invited to participate in a community forum to provide suggestions on the presidential profile.  This open forum will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:30-5:30 pm.  Dr. Walt Nolte, EWC’s search consultant will be on campus conducting the forum.  The forum will be held in the Dolores Kaufman Boardroom, Tebbet Classroom Building, Room 274.

Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas.  If you are unable to participate in person, but would like to provide feedback, please email your comments to:

For more information please contact Holly Branham, Search Liaison at 307.532.8303.

EWC announces upcoming bus trip to see Disney on Ice

The Community Education department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming announces the upcoming bus trip to see Disney on Ice at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO. on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Enter a world where adventure is waiting as Disney on Ice presents DREAM BIG.  Join Disney Princesses as they learn that courage leads the way.  Then watch Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen discover that true love is the greatest magic of all.

The cost of this trip is $60 and includes a luncheon buffet at Loveland’s Golden Corral Restaurant.  The registration and payment deadline is March 15.

Call or visit the EWC Community Education office to reserve your seat today at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Saturday, January 28th. Appointments will begin at 8:00 am and walk-ins will be taken until 10:30 am.  The dog wash will conclude at 1:30 pm.  The student technicians will do minimal brushing and do not shave out mats. A current rabies certificate is required to participate.

Pricing per dog 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 an appointment please contact Elizabeth Wright:
Email (preferred):
Phone Number: 509.262.4517

EWC taking registrations for upcoming CNA course to be held at Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a Certified Nurse Assistant course at the Douglas Campus, Tuesday and Thursdays, March 1 through April 27, 5:30 to 9:25 pm.

This class is worth 4 transferable college credits. It requires a background check and TB test. Space is limited to 12 students, and students are encouraged to register early. Workforce scholarships may be available to those students who qualify.

For more information or to register for this course please contact the Douglas Campus at 307.624.7000.