Posts from November, 2017

EWC to hold Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Day CelebrationEastern Wyoming College will honor veterans with a special celebration to be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm, in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY. The program is free and open to the public and will include the presentation of the colors by American Legion Post #5, and guest speaker, Ms. Valerie Baker, USAF, Lt. Colonel, Retired.

Lt. Colonel Valerie Baker, USAF recently retired after 25 plus years of service. At her first assignment she served as Lead Communications Officer on the floor in the United States Strategic Command’s Command Center while based at Offutt AFB, NE.

She was deployed seven times during her career, the first to Bosnia-Herzegovina with Stabilization Forces and the last deployment was to the Philippines with the Joint Special Operations Task Force.

Baker has also held assignments at FE Warren AFB, WY, Naples, Italy, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Iraq, Randoph AFB, TX, Lackland AFB, and San Antonio, TX.  At her last assignment she was Chief of Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) Operating Location-Kelly Texas.

Lt. Colonel Baker started her career as a Lieutenant and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 2008 in Baghdad.  She has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.

She is from Minatare, NE and since her retirement has returned home to the family ranch. In addition to her military career Lt. Colonel Baker competes in local rodeos and gymkhanas, regional circuit shows and state rodeos as well as several world-wide associations and organizations.  She is a member of the United States Team Roping Champion Association, National Reined Cow Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, and Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association.

EWC would like to honor all veterans and encourage all veterans and their families to attend this short program.

For more information about this special celebration please contact the EWC Library at 307.532.8375.


EWC to hold Student Registration Day

Eastern Wyoming College has announced student registration day for the Spring 2018 semester will be held at the campus in Douglas on Monday, November 13. This event will be held from 11:00am – 3:00 pm.

Financial Aid staff will be available to assist students with the financial aid process, advisors will also be available for students.

The first 50 students to register will receive a free EWC give away. The last student to register must complete a math story problem.

For more information about this registration day, call the EWC Douglas Campus at 307.624.7000 or email Sherri Warren at

EWC golf team closes out fall season with a win

Eastern Wyoming College Golf TeamThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team finished the fall season with a win at the Lamar Community College tournament.  The Lancers had a two-day team total of 593, McCook Community College was second with 599.

Sophomore Trey Massey, Lander, WY, tied for first in the tournament with a 144 (72-72).  Other Lancer scores were as follows:
Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, freshman, Munguia, Spain – 73-73 – 146, 3rd
George Elliott, freshman, Salisbury, UK – 75-76 – 151, 6th
Jared Pilkington, sophomore, Scottsbluff, NE – 76-76 – 152, tied 7th
Kash Kaufman, freshman, Torrington, WY – 80-81 – 161
Cameron Heath, freshman, Bolton, UK – 82-85 – 167

“We really needed this win to finish out the Fall season. I’m proud of the way the guys played, and it was fun to see Trey get his 3rd win. The team is anxious to buckle down in the classroom, start up a team workout routine, and keep practicing both indoors and outdoors in between seasons. We are already looking forward to the competitive Spring season.”

The Lancers will kick off the spring season March 22-23 in Otero.


And let the games begin!  I am so excited…. basketball season is upon us and I am looking forward to the games.  We now have a game day flag on C Street from a flag pole… when it is up…… GAME TIME!  Make sure you come to our first home game!  We play Casper College!