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Lancer golfers named to PING All-America Teams

(left to right) Trey Massey, George Elliott and Gonzalo Arcelay

(left to right) Trey Massey, George Elliott and Gonzalo Arcelay

PING All-America and All-District teams for NJCAA Division I were announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Trey Massey, Lander, WY, was named to the Second Team of the NJCAA Division I PING All-America Team.  Freshman golfer Gonzalo Arcelay, Munguia, Spain, was named to the Honorable Mention team.

Three Lancers were recognized on the NJCAA Division I PING All-District teams, district I. Those making the team were Arcelay, Massey, and freshman George Elliott, Salisbury, United Kingdom.

“It was great to see Trey recognized as one of the top 10 NJCAA Division I golfers this past year,” said Coach Zach Smith. “All three of these guys put a tremendous amount of time into their game and this recognition is well deserved.”

 

EWC announces registration day in Douglas and Torrington

Eastern Wyoming College is inviting all students or prospective students interested in enrolling for the Fall 2018 semester to attend a registration day on Friday, August 3 at the Douglas Campus and the main campus in Torrington.

Attendees will take the appropriate placement exams, meet with an advisor, meet with a representative from Financial Aid and register for the fall semester. Students are encouraged to sign up to attend. Students interested in attending at the Douglas Campus can contact the campus at 307.624.7000. Students interested in attending at the Torrington Campus can contact the college at 307.532.8230.

This registration event will begin at 9 am on the 3rd.

For more information or to answer any questions, please call or stop by the Douglas Campus at 800 South Wind River Drive, Douglas or call 307.624.7000. The Torrington Campus is located at 3200 West C Street in Torrington or call 307.532.8230.

Night courses will begin on Monday, August 27th with all other classes beginning on Tuesday, August 28th.

EWC to hold informational night about potential nursing program

Eastern Wyoming College would like to invite all community members to the College for informational and listening sessions in regard to a nursing program at the Torrington Campus.

College officials are hoping to gauge the interest in the region of an expansion of the successful Associate Degree in Nursing program currently offered at the Douglas campus. Interested individuals should plan on attending one of the sessions to provide feedback and learn about the proposed expansion of this popular program.

Two informational and listening sessions will be held in the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), 3200 West C Street, Torrington, room 101, on August 7, 2018 at 12:00 – 1 pm and at the same location at 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Participants will be asked to share contact information and to complete a brief questionnaire.

EWC accepting registrations for The Little Mermaid

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now accepting registrations for a Fort Robinson Playhouse production on Saturday, August 18. Trip details are listed below:

The Little Mermaid
Fort Robinson Playhouse

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. The animated Disney film on stage, what a wonderful way to say good bye to summer. This fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea’, “Kiss the Girl”, and “Part of Your World”. All the familiar characters will be there: Prince Eric, Ursula, Ariel, Flounder, Scuttle, Sebastian and King Triton. The bus will leave from EWC in Torrington at 9:00 am and we will dine on a delicious buffet at MJ’s Ranch House Restaurant.

The deadline for paid registrations has been changed to Wednesday, August 1. A minimum of 36 paid registrations are required. The cost of this trip is $60.

To register for this trip or other Community Education offerings, please contact Donna at 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street in Torrington. Community Education is located in the CTEC building. There are four 15 minute parking spots available directly behind the Veterinary Technology building for Community Education patrons.

EWC pilots new precision ag certificate and degree

The Agriculture Department at Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the opportunity for a new certificate and degree program in Precision Agriculture.

This new certificate and degree program were designed with the encouragement of the EWC Ag Advisory Committee. This committee had input into the course and program development.

The certificate program is designed to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully incorporate precision agriculture into a business operation. With successful completion of this certificate, students can obtain their own FAA UAV pilot’s license.

Students enrolling in the associate of applied science degree program will gain the skills required for entry-level employment in precision agriculture. This would include jobs in the service industry related to agriculture equipment sales and services, crop scouting, fertilizer and chemical application, variable rate irrigation, soils, and remote sensing. Any other employment utilizing this technology, such as NRCS projects, range management and land reclamation would benefit from this degree.

“This is a rapidly growing and quickly changing area of agriculture with great job potential,” shared Dr. Monte Stokes, Agricultural Instructor, Division Chair.

New courses developed for this certificate and degree include Precision Agriculture II, Precision Hardware and Software, UAV License and Registration, Precision Agriculture III, and Precision Agriculture IV.

Students can enroll into this certificate or AAS degree program today. Contact the main campus at 307.532.8200 or stop by 3200 West C Street in Torrington, WY. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

EWC Foundation golf tournament one of the largest ever

Winners of 2018 EWC Foundation Golf Tournament: Craig Fullmer, Pat Blacker, Mike Fullmer, and Ben Jackson

Winners of 2018 EWC Foundation Golf Tournament: Craig Fullmer, Pat Blacker, Mike Fullmer, and Ben Jackson

The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation hosted its 28th annual golf tournament and Calcutta on June 16th at the Cottonwood Country Club. This year there were 32 teams.

“This year’s EWC golf tournament was one of the biggest and best in years,” shared EWC Foundation President, Todd Peterson. “As President of the EWC Foundation, I can’t thank the golf committee and all who helped with putting on the tournament enough. However, a very special thanks goes to those community members who participated in the Friday night festivities and the tournament. Their generosity for and support of the Foundation is greatly appreciated.”

Winning the 2018 tournament was the team of Craig Fullmer, Pat Blacker, Mike Fullmer, and Ben Jackson. Second place went to the team of Ken and Jane Betschart, Scott Anderson, and Tom Slusher. In third place was the team of Tom, Kay, and Toby Gardner, and Jim Miller.

The Hole Prize winners were:

Most accurate drive on #4 – Tug Nelson and Lisa Eddington Closest to the pin on #6 – Julie Haught Longest drive in the fairway on #8 – Jordan Hanslovan Longest team putt on #14 – Steven Easton, Colter Reffalt, Josh Knouse, and Sam Branham Closest to the pin on #17 – Gerald Wilmoth

The Friday evening Calcutta raised $3,615 in benefit of the Foundation and $1,410 for the Lancer Golf Team. The golf team proceeds support team travel and team gear. “It’s fun to meet the EWC players. They did a great job having chipping contests, helping us out with our drive on #9, and meeting and greeting the participants,” stated Marilyn Fisher, EWC Trustee and Foundation member. “The local golfers are proud of the EWC golf team, you can tell by how many turned out for this fun tournament! We love following our own Kash Kaufman!”

In the tournament’s history, it has raised over $175,000 in support of EWC. This year’s tournament boasted the largest field of players since 2009. Lucas Moore, EWC Foundation member shared, “I believe that the quality of organization, structure, and cause of the tournament was reflected well in the amazing participation this year.”

EWC’s Director of Development, John Hansen summarized with the following, “I would like to thank our nearly 50 corporate sponsors; our collective success is directly linked to your investment. Many thanks to Dave Dent and Cottonwood Country Club for providing an amazing venue to support our College.”