Posts from April, 2017

EWC Cosmetology Club taking appointments for Prom

EWC Cosmetology Club taking appointments for PromEastern Wyoming College Cosmetology Club members are offering cosmetology services for prom.

Appointments will be scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am -2:30 pm at the EWC Cosmetology building. The cost of an Up-do will be $10. Up-do, makeup and nail polish will be $25. Call 307.532.8265 for an appointment.

EWC golfers win NJC tournament

Harry Walch, Staines, England

Harry Walch, Staines, England

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf team won the team title at the NJC tournament held in Sterling, CO.  The Lancers had a team score of 583.  The second place team was Otero Community College with a score of 610.

Leading the Lancers was freshman Harry Walch, Staines, England with a two-day total of 142, shooting 71 each day.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Arvy Shongwe, freshman, Ezulwini, Swaziland – 72-74 for 146, 3rd
Denton Shaw, sophomore, Lusk, WY – 73-74 for 147, tied 4th
Adrian Torres-Ruiz, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 73-75 for 148, tied 7th
Jared Pilkington, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE – 76-77 for 153, tied 11th

“Our guys played great both days this week.  It was fun to see everyone play well as a team in consecutive days,” said Coach Zach Smith.  “This is Harry’s second straight win and I think the team is really hitting their stride at the right time.  I am excited to see how they play at our home tournament this week.”

The Lancers host tournament this week with play at the Cottonwood Golf Course on the 20th and 21st.

EWC announces candidate forums for McCalla and Carstens

Eastern Wyoming College has announced the open forums for the final two presidential search candidates the week of April 24-28.  These will be the final two forums held before the Board of Trustees selects the new president of the college.

Finalist Kelly B. McCalla, M.A. will be on the Torrington Campus on Monday, April 24th with an open forum to be held at 1:30 – 2:45 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Mr. McCalla will be on the Douglas Campus for an open forum to be held on Tuesday, April 25th, 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Finalist D. Ryan Carstens, Ed.D. will have an open forum on the Torrington Campus on Thursday, April 27th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Dr. Carstens will be on the Douglas Campus on Friday, April 28th, 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Community members, students and others who are interested are invited to attend all open forums.  Input will be solicited from those in attendance.

 McCalla

McCalla

Kelly B. McCalla, M.A., is from Austin, MN.  He received an Associate of Arts, General Studies, from Brainerd Community College in 1983, a Bachelor of Arts, English, minor Mass Communications, from Bemidji State University in 1985 and a Master of Arts in English from Bemidji State University in 1988.  He is currently in an Educational Leadership Doctoral Studies program at the University of St. Thomas.

Mr. McCalla is currently the Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Riverland Community College serving Austin, Albert Lea and Owatonna, Minnesota.  This interim appointment is scheduled for September 2016-June 2018.  He is currently on leave from his position of Dean of Academic Affairs from Riverland Community College to serve his interim appointment.  This is a position held from July 2014 – August 2016.  From January 2014-June 2014, he served as the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs for Career and Technical Education at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN.  Mr. McCalla was the Dean of Arts and Sciences as well as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer for Central Lakes College from July 2008 – December 2013.

He was elected and served as a school board member and chair in District 182, Crosby-Ironton Schools in Crosby, MN from January 2009-January 2013.  From August 2005 to June 2008 and December 1992 to September 1997, he was an English, Mass Communication and Workplace Skills Instructor for Central Lakes College.  Mr. McCalla served as the assistant to the State Director of the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development on a full-time sabbatical position from October 2004 – September 2005 and also October 2005 – January 2007 on a part-time and continuing project-based contract.  From October 1997 to August 2004 he was the Director of Academic Services/Instructional Technologist at Central Lakes College.

Mr. McCalla was the co-recipient of the 2013 Minnesota State Best Practices in Diversity Award as well as the co-recipient of the 2013 Resources for Relationships in Diversity Award.  He was recognized as the 2012 Minnesota State System Outstanding Academic and Student Affairs Administrator, the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society Administrator of the Year and Alumni of the Year.  In 2010 he was a graduate of the Cuyuna Lakes Cohort of the Blandin Community Leadership Program and a 2008 graduate of the McSCU Board of Trustees Luoma Leadership/Chair Academy Program.

He is a very active and involved community member and has presented at many conferences locally, regionally and nationally.

Carstens

Carstens

D. Ryan Carstens is from Spokane, WA where he is currently serving as the President of Spokane Community College.  A position he has held since July 2015.  He received a Bachelor of Science in German (Social Studies minor) from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Carstens also did graduate work with the League for Innovation in the Community College, Executive Leadership Institute.  He received his Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, Community College Leadership Program, Educational Administration.

Prior to his current position he was the Vice President of Academic Affairs at New Mexico State University, from March 2014 – July 2015.  In the Spring of 2014, he served as the Interim Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Moreno Valley College and from 2012-2014 was the Associate Provost, Education and Community Partnerships at Salt Lake Community College.  Dr. Carstens served in several leadership roles for over 12 years for the Lone Star College System, from 1999 to 2011, holding the following positions:  Chair, SACS Accreditation Quality Enhancement Plan, Dean of Educational Services, Dean of Educational Initiatives & Technology Services, and District Director of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology.

From 1997-1999 he was the Director of Distance Learning and Technologies Services at Eastern Idaho Technical College.  He served as the Dean/VP of Distance Learning and Information Technologies Services at Rio Salado College from 1994-1996 and the Dean of Educational Resources from 1992-1994 at El Centro College.  At Yavapai College he was the Department Chair and Director of Instructional Telecommunications and Yavapai County Extension Services from 1989-1992.  He was the Coordinator of Instructional Technology Services at Central Arizona College from 1986-1989 and a Faculty Member and Director of the Technology Center for Teachers at the University of Houston –Victoria from 1984-1986.

He is a graduate of Leadership Otero, 2015 and Leadership North Houston in 2004.  In 2001 he was the Lone Star College System Employee of the Month.  He has been a contributor to many publications and presented at many meetings and conferences.

For more information on the Presidential Search at Eastern Wyoming College call 307.532.8303.

Lancer Rodeo team very competitive at CSU rodeo

Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo @ Colorado State University - Fort Collins, ColoradoThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team recently returned from the CSU hosted rodeo where several members of the team qualified for the top-ten short round.

In the team roping, freshman Bryer Wadhams and sophomore partner Trevor Schnaufer, both from Pueblo, CO, were 4th in the first round, 5th in the short and finished the weekend 4th in the average.  This team is also currently sitting 2nd in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional (CRMR) standings.

Teammates Canton Afdahl, freshman, Torrington, WY and partner Wyatt Schuelke, freshman, Faith, SD, were 2nd in the first round with a time of 6.0 seconds.  Riley Curuchet, sophomore, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, sophomore, Lusk, WY, were 3rd in the first round with a time of 6.4 seconds.

Other team ropers in the currently in the top ten of the CRMR standings are:  Braden Pirrung, freshman, Hartford, SD – 2nd place heading; Logan Milligan, sophomore, Torrington, WY and Coley Nicholls, sophomore, Riverton, WY – 4th; brothers Cody and Chance Lane, Torrington, WY – 8th; and Curuchet and Shaw – 9th.

In the tie-down roping, sophomore JJ Skarohlid, Cheyenne, WY, was 2nd in the first round, 6th in the short round and 6th in the average.  Caden Packer, sophomore, Sturgis, SD was 5th in the first round and Levi Walter, freshman, Wray, CO was 4th.

Steer wrestler Danny Manning, sophomore, Hemingford, NE, was 2nd in the first round, 6th in the short round and 6th in the average.  Manning is currently sitting in 7th place in the regional standings.

Schuelke, who also competes in the saddle bronc riding is sitting in 7th place in the regional standings.

The Lancers have two rodeos left in the regular season to see who will qualify to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo in June.  They will compete in Casper April 21-23 and Laramie April 27-29.

EWC golfers win McCook tournament by 32 strokes

Harry Walch

Harry Walch

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team recently returned from the spring tournament hosted by McCook Community College where the Lancers won the tournament with a score of 625, 32 strokes better than the second-place team, Otero Community College.

“I was proud of these guys as they put in a full team effort for the win,” said Coach Zach Smith.  “They each played well with three of them placing in the top ten which earns them all-region points.  This is a difficult course both mentally and physically.  I think my sophomores are pretty happy that they will not have to play this course again but they certainly conquered it well!”

Leading the Lancers was freshman Harry Walch, Staines, England who won the two-day tournament with a score of 150.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Arvy Shongwe, freshman, Ezulwini, Swaziland – 158, 4th
Denton Shaw, sophomore, Lusk, WY – 159, tied 5th
Jared Pilkington, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE – 164, 11th
Adrian Torres-Ruiz, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 165, 12th

The Lancers will compete in Sterling, CO April 12-13.

EWC announces date change for upcoming Yoga Mixed Levels PM Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces date change for the following class.

Yoga Mixed Levels PM
Session C will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 25 through May 25 from 5:15-6:15 pm and cost $50.00

Increase your balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina. Help alleviate stress, worry, fatigue, pain, insomnia and promote general well-being in the body, mind, and spirit with new instructor Sandy Huckfeldt.

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

EWC announces next two presidential candidate forums for finalists Travers and Long

Lesley Travers, Ph.D.

Lesley Travers, Ph.D.

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that the next two finalists in the presidential search will have forums the week of April 17-21.

Finalist Lesley Travers, Ph.D., will be on the Torrington Campus on Tuesday, April 18th with an open forum to be held at 1:30 – 2:45 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Dr. Travers will be on the Douglas Campus on Wednesday, April 19th for an open forum to be held at 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

On Thursday, April 20th, finalist Andrew Long, M.S., will have an open forum on the Torrington Campus at 1:30-2:45 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Mr. Long will be at the Douglas Campus on Friday, April 21st for an open forum from 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

All forums are open to community members, students and anyone interested in attending.  Input will be solicited from those in attendance.

Lesley Travers, Ph.D. is from Casper, WY.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor Native American Studies, from the University of Montana, a Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Wyoming/Casper College and Doctorate in Higher Education and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wyoming.  She also holds the following licenses in the State of Wyoming:  Marriage and Family Therapist, Addictions Therapist, and Professional Counselor.  She is also a National Board Certified Counselor.

She currently serves as the Dean of the School of Business and Industry at Casper College, a position she has held since 2009.

From 2002-2009 she was the Department Head of Addictionology at Casper College.  Since 1993 she has owned and operated her own consultant, meditation and private practice in Casper.  She served as a Treatment Coordinator at Casper Alternatives from 2001-2002 and was an adjunct faculty member at Casper College from 2000-2001.

While attending the University of Wyoming she was a Graduate Assistant.  She has served as the Executive Director, Director of Administration, and General Business Manager for the following organizations:  Brain Injury Association of Wyoming, JETS Technology, Northern Arapaho Trust and Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc.  She also has over 10 years of counseling experience from 1979 to 1987 while in Montana.

She received the Wyoming Counseling Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, was nominated for the Outstanding Administrator Award in 2012, 2016 and 2017.  She received the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award in 2009 and the Wyoming Counseling Association Outstanding Service Award in 2008.  In 2007 she was nominated for the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator award and the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honorary, University of Wyoming, 1999-present.

She has done numerous local, state and national presentations and has been involved with research projects and publications.  On the Casper College campus, she was involved in several campus leadership and committee experiences.

Andrew Long, M.S.

Andrew Long, M.S.

Andrew Long, M.S. is from McCook, NE.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, 7-12 grade social studies and coaching endorsements in 2000.  He received graduate credit hours from Doane College and the University of Nebraska – Kearney.  In 2014 he received a Master of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies.

Mr. Long is currently serving as the Vice President of Student Affairs and McCook Campus for Mid-Plains Community College, a position he has held since 2013.  Prior to his present position he was at Northeastern Junior College where he served as the Dean of Enrollment Management from 2010-2013 and the Director of Admissions/New Student Enrollment from 2008-2010.  He was an Interviewing Manager at Gallup from 2006-2008.  Mr. Long was a social studies teacher and head girls’ basketball coach at Cozad High School from 2004-2006.  From 2000-2004 he was the social studies teacher, head boys’ basketball coach and assistant track coach at South Platte Public Schools in Big Springs, NE.

In 2011-2012 he was recognized at the Professional/Technical Employee of the Year at Northeastern Junior College and was the Outstanding Student Life Supporter in 2010-2011.  He received the Cozad Public Schools Golden Apple Award in 2006 and in 2005 received the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Mr. Long has presented nationally at many conferences and is very involved in the McCook, NE community.

Additional open forums will be held in Torrington and Douglas for the following final candidates:

McCalla – April 24, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
April 25, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus

Carstens – April 27, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
April 28, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus

For more information on the Presidential Search at Eastern Wyoming College call 307.532.8303.

Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College will be closed April 14, 2017 in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 17, 2017.

The EWC Fitness Center will be closed April 14, through April 16 with normal operating hours again on April 17th.

Lancers win Lamar tournament

EWC @ Lamar - Wins first place in the tournamentThe Eastern Wyoming College golf team recently returned from a tournament hosted by Lamar Community College where the Lancers won the team title with a total score of 447.  The second place team was McCook Community College with a score of 465.

Round two of the tournament was canceled after 9 holes due to the weather.

“The guys played great on Thursday and took full advantage of some really nice weather.  They ended the first day with a 13 stroke lead,” said Coach Zach Smith.  “They were mentally prepared for the poor weather on Friday and continued to play well until the tournament was called after 9 holes.  It was a great team win for EWC.”

Leading the Lancers individually was Harry Walch, freshman, Staines, England, with a score of 105. He placed second in the tournament.  Other Lancer’s scores were as follows:

Adrian Torres-Ruiz, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 111, 5th
Arvy Shongwe, freshman, Elzuwini, Swaziland – 115, 9th
Denton Shaw, sophomore, Lusk, WY – 116, tied 10th
Jared Pilkington, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE – 124
Eric Lovell, sophomore, Greeley, CO – 129

The Lancers will compete in McCook, NE April 6-7.

EWC to hold advising and registration day in Wheatland

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Wheatland Outreach office, 1150 Pine Street.

Mike Durfee, EWC Outreach Coordinator, will be at the Wheatland Outreach from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm to advise students for the upcoming Fall 2017 semester.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the EWC Wheatland Outreach office at 307.322.2433.