Posts from March, 2018

Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018 in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 2, 2018.

The EWC Fitness Center will be closed March 30, through April 1 with normal operating hours on April 2nd.

Rayhill wins goat tying at Gillette College Rodeo

Karissa Rayhill

Karissa Rayhill

Freshman Karissa Rayhill continues her quest for a College National Finals Rodeo qualification with a top finish in the goat tying at the Gillette College Rodeo. The Martin, SD native finished 2nd in the first round with a time of 6.9 seconds, 1st in the short round and 1st in the average with a total time of 13.7 seconds. This win has placed Rayhill at the top of the goat tying in Central Rocky Mountain regional standings where she has accumulated 507 points.

Teammate Libby Winchell, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE split 6th in the first round, was 4th in the short round to finish 5th in the average of the goat tying. Freshman Jacey Thompson, Yoder, WY, also qualified for the short round. Thompson is sitting 4th in the regional standings and Winchell is 12th.

Thompson also qualified for the short round in the barrel racing by placing 6th in the first round.

Sophomore Tanielle Arneson, Enning, SD, qualified for the short round of the team roping with partner Rhett Fanning from Gillette College.

The Lady Lancers finished the Gillette Rodeo in 3rd place in the team standings with 243.3 points.

Sophomore Wyatt Schuelke, Faith, SD, won 3rd in the average of the steer wrestling. He was 4th in the first round, and 2nd in the short round with a total time of 11.1 seconds on two. Schuelke is sitting 3rd in the regional standings of the steer wrestling.

Canton Afdahl, sophomore, Torrington, WY, split 4th in the first round of the tie down roping, 6th in the short round and 6th in the average.

“Our women’s team continues to have strong rodeos and I feel like we are just getting more confident each week,” said Coach Jake Clark.

The Lancers will host their hometown rodeo in Torrington, on March 23, 24 & 25. The Lancers partner with KGOS/KERM for the 2nd annual Trade Show held in the Rendezvous Center during the rodeo.

EWC Lady Lancers win second at LCCC rodeo

Karissa Rayhill competing in the breakaway roping.

Karissa Rayhill competing in the breakaway roping.

The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancer Rodeo team finished in 2nd place in the team standings at the rodeo recently hosted by Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY. The Lancers accumulated 270 points with the University of Wyoming Women’s team winning first with a total of 365 points.

Leading the Lancers was freshman Karissa Rayhill, Martin, SD. She finished 2nd in the 1st round of the goat tying, split 3rd in the short round and finished in 2nd place in the average with a total time of 13.6 seconds. Teammate Jacey Thompson, freshman, Yoder, WY, was close behind and finished in 3rd place in the average with a total time of 14.0. She was 3rd in the first round and split 3rd in the short round with Rayhill. Libby Winchell, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE, capped it off for the ladies by splitting 5th place in the average with a total time of 1.4 seconds.

Rayhill also qualified for the short round in the Breakaway.

Sophomore Wyatt Schuelke, Faith, SD, won the 1st round of the saddle bronc riding with a score of 76.

In the team roping, the sophomore team of Levi Walter, Wray, CO and partner Tyus Olson, Mud Butte, SD, were 3rd in the first round, 3rd in the short round and finished the weekend 2nd in the average. Sophomore Colton Reed, Wiley, CO and partner Casey Sellers, UW, were 4th in the first round. Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD and Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY, also qualified for the short round.

The Lancers will compete at the Gillette College Rodeo March 16, 17 and 18.

EWC Douglas Campus highlights Community Cancer Support Group

Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas announces a support group for cancer survivors, those going through cancer treatment and the caregivers/family who take care of them.

This group will offer a safe, confidential environment to connect with others who are facing similar challenges associated with cancer care. A support group can help provide emotional strength and support by someone who has been there.

This support group is free and open to the public but you will be asked to fill out registration with the community education office.

This support group will be held on the third Thursday of the month beginning March 22nd through May 17th, 6-7:30 pm at the Douglas Campus.

For more information or to register for this or any other class please call Susan Winn at 307.624.7014 or email at susan.winn@ewc.wy.edu

EWC women’s basketball student athletes receive Region IX honors

Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball players Pamela Bethel, Lauren O’Connell, and Abril Rexach Roure recently received Region IX recognition.Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball players Pamela Bethel, Lauren O’Connell, and Abril Rexach Roure recently received Region IX recognition.

Pamela Bethel, sophomore, Nassau, Bahamas, Lauren O’Connell, sophomore, Houston, TX, and Abril Roure, freshman, Lleida, Spain were named to the All-Region IX South Team.

Bethel was also named to the Region IX All-Tournament Team. She was 1st in the NJCAA stats for top rebounder in the nation with an average of 14.6 rebounds per game and a total of 467 rebounds for the season.

“Pamela had a great year and is a great ambassador for EWC, with a very promising future. Abril did a great job stepping in at point guard for the team and was able to make things happen, she did a great job passing the ball to other teammates and we look forward to her return for the next season. Lauren stepped in and became a great player and leader this season, she also has a promising future. Both Pamela and Lauren were voted captains by the team,” said coach Tom Andersen.

EWC GEAR UP club to hold 5K Color Run

Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP Club will have a 5K color run on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Runners will meet in the CTEC building.

Entrance fees will be as follows:
Individual runners will be $20.00
Teams with up to three runners will be $40

Teams with four or more runners will be $60, $5 each over 5 runners

Participants under 8 years old a donation only.

Sponsorship will help raise scholarship funds for GEAR UP students attending EWC.

Registration forms can be picked up at the EWC Information Center, GEAR UP office or the Fitness Center. For more information or questions about this color run please call Judy Brown at 307.532.8269 or judy.a.brown@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC to host Pre-Job Expo Resume Writing Workshop

Eastern Wyoming College presents a Pre-Job Expo workshop on Tuesday, April 10th from 5:30-7:30 pm in Torrington, Wyoming. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Are you planning on attending the EWC Job Expo on April 17? Do you want to increase your chances of landing a job? A critical component of making the best of a job expo or anytime you are seeking employment is having an outstanding resume.

This free 2 hour workshop will be an investment of improving a person’s chances of getting a great job. A resume is often a first impression, make that impression impressive. Already have a resume? This workshop is a perfect opportunity to get coaching on making it even better

Please contact Donna White at 307.532.8323 to register or for more information.

EWC hosted Math Contest

Eastern Wyoming College held the middle and high school math contest for area schools on March 7, 2018.

The students took five 20 minute tests. The winners were as follows:

Top three places for 7th grade - Left to right: Devon Proudfoot, Jacee Shields, Skyler Sargent

Top three places for 7th grade – Left to right: Devon Proudfoot, Jacee Shields, Skyler Sargent

7th grade
1st place Devon Proudfoot, 485; 2nd place Jacee Shields 390; and 3rd place Skyler Sargent 375. All three students are from Torrington Middle School

Top three places for 8th grade - Left to right: Matthew Vanatta, Libby Logan, Danielle Krueger

Top three places for 8th grade – Left to right: Matthew Vanatta, Libby Logan, Danielle Krueger

8th grade
1st place Matthew Vanatta, Torrington Middle School, 470; 2nd Libby Logan, Guernsey/Sunrise 370; and 3rd place went to Danielle Krueger, Torrington Middle School, 360.

Top three places 9th and 10th grade - Left to right- Mason Brummel, Kameron Stitt, Thomas Heron

Top three places 9th and 10th grade – Left to right- Mason Brummel, Kameron Stitt, Thomas Heron

9 and 10th grade
1stplace Mason Brummel, 425; 2nd place Kameron Stitt, 415; and 3rd place Thomas Heron 395. All three are from Torrington High School.

Top three places for 11th and 12th grade - Left to right: Ethan Creagar, Ryan Johnson, Landen Fuller<

Top three places for 11th and 12th grade – Left to right: Ethan Creagar, Ryan Johnson, Landen Fuller

11th and 12th grade
1st place Ethan Creagar, Torrington High School, 515; 2nd place Ryan Johnson, Torrington High School, 430; and 3rd place Landen Fuller, Lingle/Ft. Laramie High School, 425.

Top School Torrington High School for grades 9 and 10 - Left to right: Mason Brummel, Kameron Stitt, Thomas Heron for a total score of 1,235

Top School Torrington High School for grades 9 and 10 – Left to right: Mason Brummel, Kameron Stitt, Thomas Heron for a total score of 1,235

Top School for grades 9th and 10th was Torrington High School with a total score of 1,235

Top School Torrington High School for grades 11 and 12 - Left to right: Emi Glass, Ethan Creagar, Ryan Johnson total scores of 1,360

Top School Torrington High School for grades 11 and 12 – Left to right: Emi Glass, Ethan Creagar, Ryan Johnson total scores of 1,360

Top School for 11th and 12th grade was Torrington High School with a total score of 1,350 points.

Schmidt and Brown recognized as Classified and Foundation Volunteer of the Year

WACCT Classified Employee of the Year Sue Schmidt.

WACCT Classified Employee of the Year Sue Schmidt.

Eastern Wyoming College is proud to announce the recognition of Mrs. Sue Schmidt, who won the Classified Employee of-the-Year award and Mr. Chuck Brown, who won the Foundation Volunteer Leadership Award of-the-year at the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees conference held in Cheyenne, WY on February 21, 2018.  Schmidt and Brown, bested nominees from each of the Wyoming community colleges around the state.

Schmidt began her Administrative Specialist career at EWC in 1985 working in registration and records. She works with over 700 students’ yearly, providing enrollment assistance, transcript request and degree evaluations. She was instrumental in obtaining e-scripts on the campus, leading to faster and more efficient services to our current and former students. “Sue is very involved in campus activities and you will see her and her husband at almost all the home Lancer games. This award was earned by a truly strong supporter of EWC and epitomizes the work ethic we so appreciate at EWC,” said Dr. Lesley Travers, President.

Brown is the owner of C.H. Brown Co., LLC in Wheatland, Wyoming at the foothills of the Laramie Range and has provided quality services for over 40 years. “Everyone knows Chuck and his impeccable reputation and his work ethics.” stated Dr. Travers, “Additionally, Mr. Brown was a 2011 winner of U.W.’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He is obviously a very busy and well-connected community member in Wheatland and Wyoming,” continued Travers.

Chuck Brown, winner of the WACCT Foundation Volunteer Leadership Award.

Chuck Brown, winner of the WACCT Foundation Volunteer Leadership Award.

Brown has been a member of the EWC Foundation for 6 years. He is always there to lend a helping hand, have a kind word and sense of fairness towards donors, students and the college. In 2008 he was selected as EWC’s Outstanding Alumnus for his success in businesses and philanthropic service. He is a passionate advocate for EWC’s foundation and creation of a robust alumni association. “Chuck Brown is a dedicated Foundation Director, former Distinguished Alumnus of EWC, and has a true passion and belief in our College” said John Hansen, EWC’s Office of Development Director. “We are fortunate and benefit greatly from his wisdom and guidance.”

Achievement awards were given for Student of the Year, Classified Employee, Faculty Member, Professional Employee, Trustee Leadership Award, and Foundation Volunteer Leadership Award.  Nomination packets included examples on how the nominee has had a positive impact on their community college, leadership roles and involvement in the community.

Other Eastern Wyoming College nominees included Jared Pilkington, Student; Dr. Susan Walker, Faculty; Diane McQueen, Professional Staff; and Mike Varney, Trustee Leadership Award.

EWC vet tech students score well on National Exam

Eastern Wyoming college recently had seven Veterinary Technology students sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

Total Score:
All U.S. Candidates   54.69%
All Canadian Candidates 59.26%
EWC Candidates   68.07%

EWC students scored above average in these categories:

Pharmacology – Pharmacy
Surgical Nursing
Lab Procedures
Animal Care – nursing
Diagnostic Imaging
Anesthesia
EmergencyMed/Care
Pain Management

“Congratulations to the students and the Veterinary Technology faculty and staff on the outstanding scores on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). It is reflection on the effort and commitment to excellence of our Veterinary Technology program to serve the students at Eastern Wyoming College,” said Roger Humphrey, Vice President for Academic Services.

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). The VTNE is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians’ competency to practice and to be credentialed. The computer-based exam is given in three testing windows per year (winter, summer, and fall) and is constantly updated, reviewed and re-evaluated by highly-qualified item writers so that it remains a valid tool.

Most states and provinces require a passing score on the VTNE as one criterion for receiving credentials. The exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.