Posts from August, 2018

EWC nursing program receives full accreditation

Eastern Wyoming College has been notified by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) that the associate degree in nursing program has received initial accreditation.

ACEN Certificate

Eastern Wyoming College has been notified by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) that the associate degree in nursing program has received initial accreditation.

“Congratulations on this outstanding achievement! We look forward to continued successes for your nursing program,” Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer, ACEN, wrote in a letter received by EWC. “On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, we thank you and your colleagues for your commitment to quality nursing education.”

The associate degree in nursing program began on the Douglas Campus of EWC in the fall of 2016. The first nursing class graduated in May 2018. A new slate of students will begin later this month.

The College began the accreditation process in the spring of 2017 which involved an application process, self-evaluation, site visit and successful completion of students. Areas of strengths of the EWC program identified included mention of Memorial Hospital of Converse County was “critical to the initiation of the associate program and provided substantial financial support and resources to the program and has pledged continued support to ensure the program’s success.”

“Thanks to all at EWC for their important role during the site-visit,” shared Suzey Delger, Director of Nursing. “It was critical for ACEN to see us as one college with two campuses being united. We all worked long hours providing the evidence required to become accredited. Our graduates can apply to any college to further their education or work anywhere because they graduated from an accredited nursing program.”

“A lot of work is involved in the accreditation process and there were a lot of people behind the scenes as well.  We are very proud of EWC and the Douglas campus,” stated Dr. Lesley Travers, EWC President.

EWC Vet Tech club presents The Language of Dogs

The Language of Dogs - Understanding Basic Dog BehaviorThe Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club is sponsoring a free community-wide movie night on Wednesday, September 12th, 6-8:30 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium, 3200 West C Street, Torrington, WY.

Showing will be The Language of Dogs, Understanding Basic Dog Behavior. There will be 2 videos with a short intermission between. This educational video features a lively presentation and extensive footage of a variety of breeds showing many examples of canine behavior and body language. This video is perfect for dog owners, trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians, and shelters.

For more information, please contact Cristi Semmler at 307.532.8331.

EWC to offer Jump Start – Career Pathways seminar

The Adult Education department at Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce a one-day seminar, Jump Start. This one-day program will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9 am – 5 pm in the Student Success Center at the main campus, 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

This one-day, quick start program is designed to introduce attendees to a career pathways program which will focus on academic and workforce skills improvement in the areas of college readiness, workforce preparation, and high school equivalency certification.

“The aim of this one day program is to provide interested students with an opportunity to fast track into Adult Education so that all orientation and screenings can be completed quickly,” shared Diane McQueen, Director of Adult Education.

Interested individuals should contact Diane McQueen at 532-8399 or Callie Allred at 532-8268.

 

PSA

Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Monday September 3rd in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Fitness Center will be closed September 1–3. Offices and the Fitness Center will reopen on Tuesday September 4th.

Lady Lancers Volleyball Tonight!!!

The lady Lancers are playing McCook Community College tonight at 6:00.  Before the game, join us for walking tacos outside CTEC for the tailgate party and the START of our celebrations for 70 years!!

Welcome Back!!!

It is so fabulous to have everyone back.  Yes, I get lots done in the summer and so do others; but it gets so quiet.  I love to see the students walking down the halls and I love to see faculty and staff working hard to get our students situated and settled.  Oh…. I am happy!  Welcome back to all of our staff and students.

EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS class for initial certification or renewal on Thursday, September 13, from 5:00-9:00 pm. This class will be held in CTEC room 208 on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $60 for the CPR/First Aid/AED class and $55 for the Basic Life Support.

To register for this class, contact Donna White at the EWC Workforce Development/Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC kicks off 70th anniversary events

EWC employees, Board of Trustees and Foundation Directors - 70th anniversary photo

EWC employees, Board of Trustees and Foundation Directors – 70th anniversary photo

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce special events and activities to celebrate the College’s 70th Anniversary, 1948-2018.

A community barbecue will be held on the Douglas Campus, 800 South Wind River Drive, on Friday, August 24, 11 am – 1 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

A 70th Anniversary Community Tailgate will be held on the main campus in Torrington on Tuesday, August 28th, from 4:30 – 6 pm. This will be held in the new CTEC parking lot located just north of the Verl Petsch, Jr. Activities Center. A free meal will be provided and everyone is then invited to attend the first home volleyball game of the season, free of charge. The Lancers will play McCook Community College at 6 pm.

The Veterinary Technology Club is sponsoring a free community-wide movie night on Wednesday, September 12th, 6-8:30 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium. They will be showing The Language of Dogs.

The College will have displays on campus throughout the year showing the growth and development of the campus over the past 70 years.

“EWC has been a part of Goshen and Converse counties for so many years and we are so fortunate to be part of these great communities,” shared President Dr. Lesley Travers. “Please join us at one of these special anniversary events or stop by either campus, anytime, and we would be happy to show you our great campuses.”

PSA

Eastern Wyoming College announces a late opening on Tuesday August 21, 2018 for employee In-Service activities. College offices will open at 1:30 pm.

Eastern Wyoming College shares election information

Eastern Wyoming College invites interested Goshen County community members to consider running for a seat on the EWC Board of Trustees.   There are five Trustee terms expiring in 2018. Expiring terms include a representative for Area 1 – LaGrange, Iowa Center, Hawk Springs; Area 2 – Huntley, Veteran, Yoder; Area 3 – Lingle, Fort Laramie, Moore Springs; Area 4 – Torrington, Prairie Center; and an at-large position.

The Trustees representing Area 1 and Area 2, Dr. Judith Bartmann and Mr. Robert Baumgartner, were recently appointed to fill vacant seats and will be running for election this fall.  John Patrick, representing Area 3, will be filing for re-election and currently serves as the Chairman of the EWC Board.   Mr. George Nash, at-large member, has indicated a desire to retire from the Board.

Interested parties should contact the Goshen County Clerk to file for placement on the ballot. Filing dates are August 8 – 28 with the election being held on November 6th.

Persons interested in learning more about serving as a Board of Trustee member should contact the College at 307.532.8303 or visit with any current EWC trustee.