Posts from November, 2017

Game Day!!!!

The MEN are playing tonight at 6:00 here in the Lancer Dome!  Be here to watch them win!   Go Lancers!

Turkey Give-Away

So on Monday and Tuesday, that would be November 20th and 21st the EWC Foundation is donating 8 turkeys for the Afdahl Fund.  Four winners on Monday and 4 on Tuesday.  Bring in a few bucks ($1 or even $100) and put your name in the hat for a turkey drawing.  What a great way to support Tami and Juel Afdahl and possibly win a turkey for the big day on Thursday!

EWC volleyball student athletes receive Region IX honors

Eastern Wyoming College women’s volleyball player Helena Khouri, sophomore, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was named to the Region IX North All-Region Team and named Libero of the year. She also made Second Team WCCAC All-Conference.

Lissette Lefforge, freshman, Otis, CO, and Khouri were named to the Region IX North All-Tournament Team. The Lancers received the Sportsmanship Award for the tournament for the second consecutive year.

“It has been my honor to work with both of these young women. We are looking forward to welcoming Lissette back for her sophomore season next fall. She will undoubtedly continue to make her mark in the region. Helena is such a talented player, and is so deserving of the recognition she has received this season. She will represent our college and Region IX well as an All-American nominee, and we are excited to follow her career in the NCAA,” said Coach Julie Sherbeyn.

Helena Khouri

Helena Khouri

Lissette Leforge

Lisette Leforge

EWC holiday concert to be held December 5

EWC Christmas Concert - Tuesday, December 5 - 7:00pmEastern Wyoming College has announced that the annual Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 7 pm at the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Featured at the concert will be the EWC Master Chorus, Community Choir and Community Band.  The Choirs are under the direction of Aaron Bahmer and accompanied by Jeanne Howard. The Band is under the direction of Aaron Bahmer, Gary Glass, Gary DeBolt, Richard Zigweid and Nathan Beutler.

A pre-concert reception will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts lobby with cookies, hot chocolate and cider.

For more information please contact the college at 307.532.8200.


EWC Women’s Volleyball signs future athlete

Lexi Trowbridge signs her Letter of Intent with her mother watching. Left to right: Connie Trowbridge, Lexi Trowbridge and Coach Julie SherbeynLexi Trowbridge signs her Letter of Intent with her mother watching.Left to right: Connie Trowbridge, Lexi Trowbridge and Coach Julie Sherbeyn

Eastern Wyoming College Women’s Volleyball signed Lexi Trowbridge, from Cheyenne East High School, in Cheyenne, WY.

“We are so excited to have Lexi as the first signee of our 2018 recruit class! Lexi brings incredible athleticism; a tough, competitive attitude and the experience of competing within Cheyenne East’s successful program. She is an incredibly skilled player who will undoubtedly make a huge impact in our program,” said Head Coach Julie Sherbeyn.


Golf Team Kudos

So, the EWC Golf Team is helping out everywhere!  They are helping at the Blazer Tailgate Party, they are hitting balls at the men’s basketball games and they are even trotting at the turkey trot.  Community members are impressed and so am I!  What great young community members!

Men’s Basketball

Friday night the men play Western Wyoming at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 4:00 they play Central Wyoming College.  If you have not been to a men’s game….. you just gotta go!  They are a good team and have excellent moments.  Additionally, at Monday’s game, the EWC Golf Team (yes, you are reading this right) performed at half-time!

EWC Foundation heartfully announces the creation of the Nathan Pieper Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Eastern Wyoming College Foundation has announced the creation of the Nathan Pieper Memorial Scholarship Fund. The endowed scholarship will continue Nathan’s legacy of scholastic achievement and provide help to those majoring in Agriculture.

Nathan, a 2016 graduate from Eastern Wyoming College, tragically lost his life in an auto accident in early 2017. Nathan’s memory will live on in the endowment and continue to help other students. Mary Kay Pieper, Nathan’s mom, encapsulates her son’s qualities as “inspiring, loving, caring, and willing to go out of his way to help others.” This belief in helping others led Nathan to become a tutor in EWC’s Center for Tutoring and Learning. The Director of the center, Court Merrigan, remarked, “Nathan was a constant bright presence in the tutoring center, he made the entire year he worked here, better for everyone.”

Nathan also had a large impact on the instructors at EWC, Rick Vonburg who taught Nathan reflected “Nathan was an exemplary student and role model while he attended EWC. It is a pleasure to be able to assist future EWC students in his name.”

Left to right: Mary Kay Pieper, Dr. Joseph D. Rosen, Jim Pieper, Dr. Robert L. Tobin, Rick Vonburg

Left to right: Mary Kay Pieper, Dr. Joseph D. Rosen, Jim Pieper, Dr. Robert L. Tobin, Rick Vonburg

John Hansen, who was Nathan’s Public Speaking instructor, stated, “Nathan was one of those students who lit up the room, had an infectious smile, and gave a 100%. He was exceptionally bright and talented.” Kaitlyn Steben, Nathan’s Agriculture Instructor, remarked “My first memory of Nathan was during a summer registration. He had taken Calculus in high school and should have gone into Calculus II here at EWC, but he told me, he wanted to re-take Calculus because he wasn’t sure that he remembered everything, that was his philosophy towards all classes.” Steben, continued “He took his learning very seriously, to the point if he got anything less than a 99% on a test, he wasn’t happy with himself.”

The Nathan Pieper Endowed scholarship was started by the doctors and staff at Rocky Mountain Oncology, Mary Kay Pieper has worked for them for the past eight years. With matching funds provided by EWC’s Foundation, the endowment has now accumulated over $21,000. Dr. Robert L. Tobin a Radiation Oncologist with Rocky Mountain Oncology was instrumental in establishing the endowment and remarked that “the other Physician’s and I at Rocky Mountain Oncology, wanted the Pieper Family to know we were deeply saddened by the loss of their son. At the same time, we wanted to help provide a positive Memorial to Nathan’s name and his memory.” The Pieper Family quickly selected Eastern Wyoming College to be the recipient of the Scholarship as the Staff and fellow students there provided a home for their son to grow socially and professionally. Mary Kay continued “The College has a great deal of talented and dedicated Faculty. As Donors, we hope to help ease the financial burden of college education for years to come. We were blessed to have the donation matched by state funds. We also are grateful for the means to give back.”

If you would like to contribute or obtain additional information about the Nathan Pieper Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact Eastern Wyoming College’s Office of Development at (307) 532-8397 or email

PSA – Thanksgiving Closure

Eastern Wyoming College will close at 12:00 pm on November 22 and will be closed through the 24th for Thanksgiving. The Fitness Center will be closed Thursday & Friday November 23rd and 24th only. Regular hours on Saturday and Sunday for the Fitness Center. College offices will reopen Monday November 27.

EWC offers essential oils series

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is pleased to announce an essential oils class. Information is listed below.

Essential Oils Series
Session V Ancient Oils of the Bible—this extra class will give you a glimpse of the infinite care and detail to which our creator has gone to provide us with his natural creations to keep our bodies well. Among the gifts he gave us, are the oils and plants called essential oils. God made them and gave us the intelligence to discover and learn how to use them.

Date: November 9
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $22
Location: CTEC Room 111

To register for this class or others contact Community Education at 307.532.8323.