Posts from May, 2017

PSA Summer Hours

Eastern Wyoming College announces summer hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday beginning May 15 through August 11, 2017.

The EWC Fitness Center summer hours begin May 15th through August 29, 2017. Monday through Friday 5:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sunday 4 pm to 8 pm and closed on Saturday.

EWC volleyball and golf student athletes sign letters of intent

Carmen Carvajal and golfer Adrian Torres, sophomore, Madrid, Spain signs letters of intent to attend Chicago State University in Chicago, IL

Carmen Carvajal and golfer Adrian Torres, sophomore, Madrid, Spain signs letters of intent to attend Chicago State University in Chicago, IL

Eastern Wyoming College women’s volleyball players and golfer have signed letters of intent to further their athletic careers.

Carmen Carvajal, sophomore, Lugo, Spain signed a letter of intent to attend Chicago State University in Chicago, IL (NCAA Division I). “It was a step-by-step process.  I am excited and ready to go,” said Carvajal.

Adrian Torres-Ruiz has also signed a letter of intent to play golf at Chicago State University.  “Hard work pays off,” said Torres-Ruiz.

Coach Julie Sherbeyn, Shelby Welch and Lauren Hastings (left to right)

Coach Julie Sherbeyn, Shelby Welch and Lauren Hastings (left to right)

Shelby Welsh, sophomore, Ogallala, NE has signed a letter of intent to continue at Lakeland University, in Plymouth, WI. (NCAA Division III). “I chose Lakeland because I clicked with the coach, and I wanted an opportunity to experience a new part of the country,” said Welsh.

Lauren Hastings, sophomore, Cheyenne, WY, signed a letter of intent to attend Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK (NCAA Division II). “I chose OPSU because I liked the atmosphere on campus and on the volleyball team. They have my degree and I liked the coach and I am excited to help build the program and was a good fit for me,” said Hastings.

EWC Lancer Golf team conclude season with several awards

Lancer golf team wins Region IX championship and prepares for the National Championship.  Players (left to right): Coach Zach Smith, Harry Walch, Denton Shaw, Adrian Torres-Ruiz, Jared Pilkington, Arvy Shongwe and Eric Lovell

Lancer golf team wins Region IX championship and prepares for the National Championship. Players (left to right): Coach Zach Smith, Harry Walch, Denton Shaw, Adrian Torres-Ruiz, Jared Pilkington, Arvy Shongwe and Eric Lovell

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team just concluded their season at the final tournament held in Riverton.  Due to the weather, the tournament was a one-day, 18 hole round.  The Lancers won the tournament with a score of 314.  McCook finished second with a score of 329.

Two Lancers split the win with a score of 75 – sophomore Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY and Harry Walch, Staines, England.  Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Adrian Torres-Ruiz, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 80, 6th
Jared Pilkington, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE – 81, 7th tie
Arvy Shongwe, freshman, Ezulwini, Swaziland – 83, 9th tie
Eric Lovell, sophomore, Greeley, CO – 85, 12th tie

In the Region IX individual golf standings for the year, Walch finished in 1st place, Shongwe in 4th, Torres-Ruiz in 5th and Shaw in 7th.  Walch and Shongwe were 1st Team All-Region IX while Torres-Ruiz were 2nd Team All-Region IX.

The Lancers won the Region IX standings and are preparing for Nationals which will be held at the Buffalo Dunes golf course in Garden City, KS.

Coach Zach Smith has also been notified that Walch also won 1st in the District.  The District includes the community colleges in Region IX and the community colleges in Arizona.

“This is the first time in Lancer Golf history that we have had a player win the District title,” shared Smith.  “Harry worked hard all season and it really paid off.  I’m excited to see how all of these students perform at nationals.  They are a talented group and I have really enjoyed them.”

Nationals will be held May 16-19.

EWC received final approval on new barbering program

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce a new barbering technician program which will be open for enrollment this fall semester (2017). The program received final approval following an inspection by the State Board of Barbers earlier this week.

The Barbering Technician certificate program includes 1000 hours of barbering course work as required by Wyoming law.  It combines theory classes, practical work and hands-on clientele practice.  Completion of this program prepares the students for national testing in barbering technology.  This is a barbering program with no chemicals.

The following is a list of the courses in which students will enroll:  General Science of Barbering, Barbering Hair Fundamentals I, Barbering Hair Fundamentals II, Clinical Applications I, Barbering Shop Management/Business Methods, and Clinical Applications II.  This is a thirty credit hour certificate program.

“I am very excited to welcome the first barbering students to EWC this fall.  The EWC Cosmetology Department is enthusiastic about moving into our new space in the CTEC building and the future of all of our programs,” shared Christine Chesser, Department Head for Cosmetology, Instructor.

Applications are now being accepted for the first class of barbering students which will begin in October, 2017.  Students interested in the Barbering Technician program should contact Chesser at 307.532.8363 or Barbering Instructor Amanda Asmus at 307.532.8362.

 

EWC Trustees announce Travers as next president

Dr. Lesley Travers

Dr. Lesley Travers

After deliberation, the Eastern Wyoming College Board is excited to announce that Dr. Lesley Travers, of Casper, Wyoming, has been offered, and has accepted, the position of EWC President.  The Board looks forward to the arrival of Dr. Travers and to the continued expansion of EWC and its missions within our communities.

“As the torch is passed to a new leader, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Dr. Rick Patterson for his commitment and dedication to EWC as witnessed by his willingness to assume the Presidency at a difficult moment for our college, and to steer it successfully through the stressful situations created by significant funding cuts imposed during a period of decreasing funding from the State of Wyoming,” said EWC Trustee President John Patrick.

The EWC Trustees have just completed a highly structured search, led by Gold Hills Associates, which has included all constituencies within EWC, as well as external communities.  This process resulted in six highly qualified applicants visiting the EWC campuses in Torrington and Douglas, and participating in the final selection steps.  “The Board felt confident that any one of those candidates would have been an effective and capable President, and thanks them for their interest in EWC,” added Patrick.

Dr. Travers will begin her term as President on July 1, 2017.

“Today I am excited about everything,” shared Travers.  “This is the realization of a huge dream and I am humbled and honored to be chosen as Eastern Wyoming College’s President.  Eastern Wyoming College has a great history that spans almost 70 years and is a leader among Wyoming community colleges.  It is with excitement and trepidation as I look ahead to the coming years.

“With all of the opportunities and challenges that come with this position; I will endeavor to bring my best to this college every day; you can expect lots of energy and new ideas.  You can also expect good listening and hard work.  When you start with a dynamic college, great people and students that are willing to learn, you can’t go wrong.”

“Thank you for placing your trust and faith in me as President and I look forward to getting to know the college community, the Torrington community and the six counties and outreach centers that we provide services to in Wyoming.  I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity and cannot wait to see the challenges that lie ahead,” said Travers.

Dr. 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, mediation 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.

Student Services held a “Welcome Babies” party for Zach & Linsey Smith & their son Knox and Mai Lee & Michael Olsen and their son Robert last month!

Zach & Linsey Smith & their son Knox and Mai Lee & Michael Olsen and their son Robert

Zach & Linsey Smith & their son Knox and Mai Lee & Michael Olsen and their son Robert

The Eastern Wyoming College community mourns the loss of John Hale.

John Hale

John Hale

The Eastern Wyoming College community mourns the loss of John Hale. A custodian and well-known presence around campus. Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 6th at 2PM at the First Baptist Church at 2241 Main Street, Torrington.

Five EWC Lancers qualify for CNFR

EWC CNFR Qualifiers (left to right) Logan Milligan, Coley Nicolls, Bryer Wadhams, Trevor Schnaufer and Braden Pirrung

EWC CNFR Qualifiers (left to right) Logan Milligan, Coley Nicolls, Bryer Wadhams, Trevor Schnaufer and Braden Pirrung

Five members of the Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) which will be held in Casper in June.

Bryer Wadhams, freshman and partner Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, both from Pueblo, CO, were the reserve champion team ropers.  Sophomores Logan Milligan, Torrington and Coley Nicholls, Riverton, WY, finished 3rd in the team roping standings.  Freshman Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD and his partner JD Kirwan from Gillette College qualified in 4th place in the team roping.

“I’m very proud of these hard-working ropers and where they ended up in the standings,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “I’m excited to watch them compete at the CNFR.  Our men’s team should have a good chance in the standings.”

In the Central Rocky Mountain Region Rookie of the Year standings, Wadhams finished in 3rd place and Pirrung in 4th place.

The team finished their season at the rodeo hosted by the University of Wyoming.  Results from that final rodeo are as follows:

Team Roping
Sutton Adams (freshman, Dell Rapids, SD) and partner Wyatt Vick (sophomore, Hugo, CO) – 3rd in the average
Pirrung and Kirwan – tied for 1st in first round
Cody Lane (sophomore, Torrington) and partner Chance Lane (freshman, Torrington) – qualified for top 10 short round
Keith Hodson (sophomore, Martin, SD) and partner Peter John Bennett (Casper College) – qualified for top ten short round

Tie Down Roping
Logan Milligan (sophomore, Torrington) – 5th in first round.

The CNFR will be held in Casper, WY, June 11-17.

EWC to host Spring Concert

Eastern Wyoming College has announced the Spring Concert will be held Sunday, May 7 at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public and will feature the EWC College Choir, Community Choir, and Community Band.