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EWC Livestock Judging finishes season at NACTA

The Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging finished their judging season by participating in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contest at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, April 18th -21st.

NACTA is a “professional society that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning agriculture and related disciplines at the postsecondary level.” The NACTA Judging Conference provides undergraduate students from both 2 year and 4 year institutions with judging/competitive opportunities in a wide array of fields ranging from soils to livestock.  Students develop communication and technical skills important for a career in agriculture.

EWC students competed in 3 of the 13 contest offered: Livestock Management, Livestock Judging and Agriculture Knowledge Bowl. The Livestock Management team of Jory Carson, sophomore, Lynch, NE; Kort Gartrell, sophomore, Paxton, NE; Myca Cantrell, freshman, Hot Springs, SD and Lukas Simmons, freshman, Evanston, WY captured the Overall Reserve Champion Honors and won the identification division. Carson was also 4th High Individual Overall and placed 3rd in identification and 4th in problem solving. Gartrell tied for 4th in identification. Santiago Ramos, sophomore, Bridgeport, NE also competed in Norfolk.

Next year’s competition will be held at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky in early April.

left to right is Santiago Ramos, Myca Cantrell, Dr. Georgia Younglove, and Lukas Simmons

left to right is Santiago Ramos, Myca Cantrell, Dr. Georgia Younglove, and Lukas Simmons

EWC women’s basketball student athlete named NJCAA Division I All American Team

Pamela Bethel

Pamela Bethel

Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball player Pamela Bethel recently received recognition.

Pamela Bethel, sophomore, Nassau, Bahamas, was named to the NJCAA Division I All-American Team. She was also named to the All-Region IX South Team, Region IX All-Tournament Team.

Bethel 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. She averaged 16.9 points per game, shot 50.6% from the field with 41% shooting for 3 point shots and 71% shooting from the free throw line.

“Pamela had a great year and I am very proud of what she accomplished this year. She is well deserving of this award,” said Coach Tom Andersen.

EWC student awarded internship with Legislature Service Office

Peyton Loy seated, is surrounded by other interns.

Peyton Loy seated, is surrounded by other interns.

Eastern Wyoming College student Peyton Loy, sophomore, Torrington, WY was awarded an internship with the Legislature Service Office (LSO) in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Loy spent February and the beginning of March in Cheyenne serving as an intern at the LSO. Loy called his experience “Amazing. It re-shaped my respect for legislators in Wyoming. The dedication each and every member has to benefiting Wyoming even at their own expense is extraordinary. I don’t think any other state has legislators who actually care about their state, citizens, and peers as much as they do in the Wyoming legislature.”

“Our Political Science Department offers this internship so that students like Peyton have the opportunity to assist legislators on a full-time basis during the session under the direction of the LSO. It’s a win-win situation,” explains Ellen Creagar, Political Science instructor and supervisor of the internship for EWC, “the LSO coordinates the activities of the interns, arranges for them to meet Wyoming’s U.S. Senators, Supreme Court Justices, and other high-ranking officials, and exposes them to the drafting and research of and hearings and debate about bills. And our students get to see the legislative process from the inside.”

According to Loy, “This internship also allowed me to dream of becoming a legislator; something I never put much thought into until now. This internship was truly a life-changing experience. I hope more students across Wyoming, whether they be high school or college students, participate in the legislative internship and learn all they can about Wyoming’s amazingly unique legislative process.”

Loy also credits the EWC Student Senate for making this opportunity possible, “I had to be dressed up every day and also pay for food and housing in Cheyenne for the month I was there. Without the financial assistance Student Senate provided me, I may not have been able to make this work. I really appreciated their support.”

Loy will be graduating with his Associate of Arts Degree in Social Science from EWC on Friday, May 4 and will transfer to the University of Wyoming. He hopes to return to work with the legislature in the future.

EWC announces Cirque Du Solei Corteo bus trip

Cirque Du Soleil
The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces tickets are available for the bus trip to see Cirque Du Solei Corteo at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO on Saturday, June 2. The cost of this trip is $70. Paid registration deadline is May 10.

Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian entertainment company is the largest theatrical producer in the world. Corteo means “procession” in Italian.  The story follows a clown as he imagines his own funeral march.  His life and memories are portrayed by 51 acrobats, musicians, singers, and actors in an imaginary carnival setting.  There are the sounds of laughter, visions of joyous tumblers, and acrobatic displays that will leave the audience breathless.   This event is one the entire family will enjoy. The performance starts at 3:30, so the bus will leave campus at 10:00am. Evening meal will be on your own at McDonald’s in Cheyenne.

To register for this trip or classes, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC women win second at Casper rodeo

Libby Winchell

Libby Winchell

The Lady Lancer Rodeo team finished the Casper College rodeo with 255 points which landed them in second place for the weekend. They are also in second place as a team in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional (CRMR) standings with 1905.33 points behind the Gillette College women who are in first place with 3435.00 points. The ladies team from the University of Wyoming is in third place with 1708.33 points.

“We have several students with a chance to qualify for nationals,” said Coach Jake Clark. “Looking forward to finishing strong at this final regional rodeo.”

Leading the Lancer ladies team was Libby Winchell, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE with a second place finish in the goat tying with a total time of 14.1 seconds in two rounds.

Teammate Karissa Rayhill, freshman, Martin, SD, won third in the average of the barrel racing. Jacey Thompson, freshman, Yoder, WY, rounded out the women’s team with a 6th place finish in the average of the breakaway roping.

In the team roping the sophomore team of Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD and Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY, were 3rd in the first round. Levi Walter, sophomore, Wray, CO and partner Tyus Olson, sophomore, Mud Butte, SD, were 5th in the first round.

Individually in the CRMR standings, Rayhill is 1st in the goat tying with teammates Thompson and Winchell in 3rd and 8th place respectively. Pirrung and Curuchet are 4th in the team roping standings.

The Lancer rodeo team will conclude the spring season April 27-29 at the University of Wyoming rodeo to be held in Laramie, WY.

EWC wins home tournament

George ElliottEastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf team finished their spring home tournament with a win by 10 strokes. The Lancers won the tournament with a two-day score of 614. McCook Community College was second with 624.

“It was great to get a win on our home course. Luckily the weather held out the second day for us so that we could get a 2 day tournament in which hasn’t happened very often this spring,” said Coach Zach Smith. “I was happy to see George get the individual win. He has been playing consistently well this spring. We’ll need to play our best at the final tournament in Riverton to win the Region IX championship. It should be a fun battle.”

Winning the tournament individually for the Lancers was George Elliott, freshman, Salisbury, United Kingdom. He shot 73, 77 for a two-day total of 150. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Malosi Togisala, freshman, Ogden, UT, 75, 78 – 153, tied 4th Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, freshman, Munguia, Spain, 78, 75 – 153, tied 4th Kash Kaufman, freshman, Torrington, WY, 79, 74 – 153, tied 4th Trey Massey, sophomore, Lander, WY, 77, 78 – 155, 5th Jared Pilkington, sophomore, Scottsbluff, NE, 80, 80 – 160, 7th Cameron Heath, freshman, Bolton, United Kingdom, 76, 86 – 162, tied 8th Dalton Bingham, freshman, Riverton, UT, 80, 95 – 175

The Lancers will conclude the spring season in Riverton, WY on April 26-27.

EWC wins fourth at Sterling tournament

EWC Lancer Golf Team @ Northeastern JC Golf TournamentThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team played in the Northeastern Junior College tournament originally scheduled for April 12-13.  Due to the weather, the tournament was cut to one day. The Lancers finished in 4th place with a one-day score of 307.

Leading the Lancers was freshman George Elliott, Salisbury, United Kingdom. Elliott shot 74 and tied for 5th. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Jared Pilkington, sophomore, Scottsbluff, NE, 75 – tied 6th
Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, freshman, Munguia, Spain, 79 – tied 10th
Trey Massey, sophomore, Lander, WY, 79 – tied 10th
Dalton Bingham, freshman, Riverton, UT, 83

The Lancers play in Torrington April 19-20.

EWC names Moser as men’s basketball coach and fitness center director

Mr. Tim Moser has been named the Head Coach of the Lancers Men’s Basketball team and Fitness Center Director.

Mr. Tim Moser has been named the Head Coach of the Lancers Men’s Basketball team and Fitness Center Director.

Eastern Wyoming College has named Tim Moser the next Head Coach of the Lancers Men’s Basketball team and Fitness Center Director. Following a highly competitive selection process that netted over 120 applicants, the College’s difficult decision included inputs received from three Open Forum sessions.

“Tim is an outstanding coach in both male and female basketball and is no stranger to hard work.  We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to his leadership and direction for our men’s team,” stated President Lesley Travers.  “Tim will bring a strong work ethic and maturity to EWC.  We know the community will support him as he returns to Eastern Wyoming College as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach for the Lancers.”

Mr. Moser has 25 years of basketball coaching experience including 14 years as a head coach in higher education, previous NJCAA and Region IX experience, and six years working at the NCAA Division 1 level. Tim’s overall win-loss record as both a head and assistant coach is 710-218. He graduated from EWC in 1989, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1998, possesses two master’s degrees and is currently working on a doctorate from Concordia University.

“I’m excited to be part of the EWC family again,” said Tim Moser. “Thank you all for this opportunity.”

EWC Athletic Director Tom Andersen welcomes Moser to the team. “I am pleased and excited to have Coach Moser in charge of the Men’s basketball program. It will be great to work with him as he joins the Lancer coaching team.”

Mr. Moser will officially begin his assigned duties on July 1, 2018.

EWC to hold annual athletic banquet

The Athletic Department at Eastern Wyoming College has announced that the annual EWC athletic banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30 pm at the Rendezvous Center on the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

Student athletes will be honored and recognized. The banquet is open to all fans, friends, family, and supporters of EWC Athletics. A meal will be provided by the Lancer Booster Club.

For more information, contact 307.532.8321.

Athletic Banquet - Wednesday, April 25 - 5:30pm

Buchanan to speak at EWC commencement

Wyoming Secretary of State Edward Buchanan to serve as EWC Commencement Speaker

Wyoming Secretary of State Edward Buchanan to serve as EWC Commencement Speaker

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that Wyoming Secretary of State Edward A. Buchanan will be the commencement speaker at the 69th annual event to be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Secretary Buchanan was appointed Wyoming’s 22nd Secretary of State by Governor Mead on March 1, 2018. Secretary Buchanan serves as the State’s Chief Elections Officer, Securities Commissioner, Corporations Administrator, and Notaries Public Commissioner. Additionally, he chairs the State Canvassing Board and serves with Wyoming’s other statewide elected officials on the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners and the State Building Commission.

Secretary Buchanan grew up in Goshen County, Wyoming on his family’s farm and ranch on Rawhide Creek. After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he was commissioned in the United State Air Force and served as an intelligence briefer to senior command. While in uniform, he received a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Upon his return to civilian life, Ed attended the University of Wyoming College of Law when he was awarded a place on the Board of Advocates. Ed returned to Goshen County upon graduation, where he established and grew a successful law practice in Torrington.

In 2002, Ed was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives and represented Goshen County for ten years while continuing to run his law practice in Torrington. During this tenure in the legislature he served as Chairman of Judiciary, Majority Floor Leader and as Speaker of the House. Secretary Buchanan enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and he remains actively involved in his community. On free weekends he enjoys flying across the skies of Wyoming as a licensed pilot.

A graduation barbecue for students and their families will be held in the Student Center from 4:00 – 6:00 pm prior to the commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm with a processional provided by Janet Howard, Pianist.  Dr. Rex Cogdill, Vice President for Student Services, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Dr. Lesley Travers, President, will then provide a welcome and introduce special guests.

Following the address by Secretary Buchanan, EWC Foundation President Mr. Todd Peterson will then present the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Albert C. Conger Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Roger Humphrey, Vice President for Academic Services, will present the candidates for graduation.  Following will be the presentation of degrees and certificates by Mr. John Patrick, President of the Board of Trustees.

For more information about Commencement at EWC, please call 307.532.8303.