Posts from September, 2018

EWC wins home tournament by 16 strokes

Gonzalo Arcelay

Gonzalo Arcelay

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team won their home tournament with a two-day score of 581. McCook Community College finished second with a score of 597. Six men’s teams competed in the annual fall tournament.

Two Lancers tied for the tournament win with a player from McCook. Sophomores Gonzalo Arcelay, Munguia, Spain, and George Elliott, Salisbury, England, finished the tournament with a two-day total score of 142, 2 under par. Arcelay’s scores were 72, 70 and Elliott shot 73, 69.

George Elliot

George Elliot

Other Lancer scores were as follows:

RJ Moya, freshman, Three Rivers, TX, 73, 72 – 145, tied for 4th Harry Walch, sophomore, Staines, England, 71, 74 – 145, tied 4th Mason Hale, freshman, Atkinson, NE, 71, 76 – 147, 6th Jo Vin Tan, freshman, Taiping, Malaysia, 74, 77 – 151, tied 9th Colby Clay, freshman, Laramie, WY, 74, 77 – 151, tied 9th Eric Stevens, freshman, Bridgeport, NE, 78, 76 – 154, tied 13th

Kash Kaufman, sophomore, Torrington, WY, missed the tournament due to a shoulder injury.

“It was great to have 7 out of 8 EWC players place in the top 10 at our home tournament,” said Coach Zach Smith. “We shot well as a team and can really build on the momentum from this tournament as we put our attention on preparing for the NJC Invite. Gonzalo and George played very well both days to finish the tournament under par.”

The Lancers will compete in Sterling, CO at a tournament hosted by Northeastern Junior College September 20-21.


EWC freshman kicks off season with a win at Chadron State College Rodeo

Eastern Wyoming College - Lancer Rodeo Team @ Chadron State College RodeoThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo traveled to Chadron, Nebraska to compete in the first rodeo of the fall season, hosted by Chadron State College. Freshman Chadron Coffield, Yuma, CO, won the tie down roping with a total time of 21.8 seconds on two rounds. He won the first round with a time of 10.7 seconds and split first in the short round with a time of 11.1 seconds.

Teammate Brendan Butterfield, sophomore, Richardton, ND, placed 6th in the first round, 5th in the short round and 5th in the average of the tie down roping.

Sophomore Colten Reed, Wiley, CO, and partner Jon Peterson, Gillette College, won the first round of the team roping with a time of 6.3 seconds.

Returning CNFR qualifier Karissa Rayhill, Martin, SD, was 5th in the first round of the goat tying, split 3rd and 4th in the short round and finished the weekend 4th in the average.

“I thought we started off well,” said Coach Jake Clark. “We did not have a lot of depth but still had a strong showing.”

The Lancers will travel to Sheridan, WY to compete in the annual fall rodeo hosted by Sheridan College September 21-23.


Lancer Volleyball team

The Lancer Volleyball team is playing at the Northeastern JC Tourney this week-end.  We wish them lots of wins and success.

Lancer Golf

Go out and cheer on the Lancer Golf team right here in Torrington at the Cottonwood Country Club.  Rumors have it that they are doing pretty darn good!  I saw a few basketball girls out there yesterday afternoon.  They seemed to be enjoying the afternoon sunshine and the outstanding swings by our Lancer golf team.

EWC to host “Camels, Climbing and St. Catherine: An Expedition to Egypt”

Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his latest experiences exploring the Desert Mountains of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt during a free public presentation on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.

Camels, Climbing and St. Catherine: An Expedition to EgyptJenkins, a field writer for National Geographic and a University of Wyoming School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies lecturer, will present “Camels, Climbing, and St. Catherine: An Expedition to Egypt”. The program is part of UW’s Center for Global Studies spring 2018 “World to Wyoming Series with Mark Jenkins.

Hidden in the heart of the Desert Mountains of the Sinai Peninsula are enormous walls and domes of red granite. In November, Jenkins led a 4-man team of Wyoming Climbers to South Sinai. The team lived with the Bedouin, traveled by camel caravan and put up new routes on 1000-foot walls.

South Sinai is a pivotal region in the three Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It was on Mt. Sinai that Moses, according to the Old Testament, received the Ten Commandments.

At the base of Mt. Sinai lies Saint Catherine’s Monastery, built in 565 A.D. upon the site where Moses saw the burning bush. St. Catherine’s is the oldest continuously operating monastery in the world. Christians and Muslims have lived here in harmony for over a millennium.

Camels, Climbing and St. Catherine: An expedition to Egypt, is about climbing big walls in a remote land, about Christion monks and Bedouin nomads, about a place where tolerance is more powerful than terrorism.

For more information or questions, please contact Court Merrigan, at 307.532.8378 or e-mail at

EWC receives tutoring program certification

Eastern Wyoming College has received notification on behalf of the College Reading & Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) team that the tutoring program offered through the Student Success Center has received a three-year certification.

“This certification means that our tutors will receive top-notch training and in turn be able to provide great tutoring assistance to our students,” Director Court Merrigan said. “This semester twelve student tutors offer assistance in thirty-one academic areas, and this number will grow in the spring. In addition, Math instructor Vicky Mayfield will provide professional-level math tutoring services.”

Program certification began on April 3, 2018 and will end April 15, 2021 at which time the College will reapply.

“Quality tutoring benefits our students at EWC in multiple ways.  Tutoring is personalized and will improve the study habits of our students,” stated EWC President Dr. Lesley Travers. “Additionally, the additional help and reinforcement provides more opportunities for our students to practice the application of new information.  And lastly, believe it or not, it improves their social and behavioral skills.  The EWC Student Success Center is a happening place on campus.”

Tutoring is available in the Student Success Center from 8AM-3PM every weekday, as well as on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8PM. Distance students also have online access to tutors via NetTutor.


EWC Lancer Golf begins season with a win

George Elliott

George Elliott

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf season began with a tournament hosted by Central Wyoming College in Riverton, WY, on September 6th and 7th. The Lancers won the tournament with a total score of 597. CWC placed 2nd with a score of 616.

Leading the Lancers was sophomore George Elliott, Salisbury, England, who won the tournament with a two-day total of 143 (72, 71). Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, sophomore, Munguia, Spain, 74, 74 – 148, 3rd Harry Walch, sophomore, Staines, England, 76, 77 – 153, 7th RJ Moya, freshman, Three Rivers, TX, 79, 75 – 154, 8th Mason Hale, freshman, Atkinson, NE, 78, 79 – 157, tied 11th Kash Kaufman, sophomore, Torrington, WY, 87, 78 – 165, tied 18th

“We set a target as a team for the first day score and they met that target. Then they went out and improved on that target for day two,” said Coach Zach Smith. “I was pleased to see the leadership from the sophomores and proud of how the freshmen played at their first collegiate tournament. George played really well. I was happy for him.”

The Lancers will host their home tournament at the Cottonwood Golf Course on September 13-14.


EWC highlights upcoming Wood Working for the Holidays class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering Woodworking for the Holidays class.

Return to the days when holiday gift giving was something you made with your own hands, and working with wood is just the ticket. Woodworking doesn’t have to be a large project, think of smaller items you can create with wood, including wooden ornaments for the Christmas tree or wooden toys for a niece or nephew or grandchild.

One of the most popular items built by one of our former woodworking participants was a “Lego Table” complete with an edging to keep those Legos from getting away from small hands. Your imagination is your only limit, and if your imagination is on hiatus the instructor has lots of resources to help you.  A plus for taking this class is that you get to work with a variety of tools and machines, ooh.

This class will be held on Tuesdays, October 9 to November 13 from 6-8:30 pm. The cost is $150.

To register for this class or others, 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 Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding their first dog wash of the semester on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Appointments will begin at 8:00 am and walk-ins will be taken until 10:30 am. The dog wash will conclude at 1:30 pm.  The student technicians will do minimal brushing and do not shave out mats. A current rabies certificate is required to participate.

Pricing per dog is as follows:

Small Dog (0-20#) $8
Medium Dog (20.1-50#) $10
Large Dog (50.1 – 90#) $12
Extra Large Dog (90.1 and above) $14

Added charge for Long hair: (Require additional grooming and Drying Time)
Small – $3, Medium – $5, Large – $7, Extra Large – $9

Other Services:
Nail trim: $10

For an appointment please contact Katelyn Conklin:
Email (preferred):
Phone Number: 916.529.0607

EWC Highlights Upcoming Basic Handgun Proficiency class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a Handgun Proficiency class to be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 with a cost of $100. The class will be held on the Torrington campus in CTEC room 133 from 8:00 – 10:00 am and the remainder of the class will be held at the Torrington Police Department firing range until 5:00 pm.

Whether you are simply wanting to develop or improve your handgun safety skills and proficiency, or intend to apply for a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit, this class will meet your needs. TPD Sgt. Connelly will provide instruction on core fundamentals of handgun safety, proper handling, transportation and storage, as well as handgun shooting specifics such as proper stance, correct grip, sight alignment, proper trigger press, and sight picture.

All participants in the class will experience a 2 hour session of classroom instruction with the remainder of this one day class participating in live-fire range sessions. Participants are responsible for providing their own handgun, holster and ammunition. Holsters, eye protection, ear protection, and a hat with a brim are required equipment for the live-fire range sessions. Please do not bring guns or ammunition to the on-campus portion of the class. Feel free to bring water, and snacks to the range.

Successful completion and testing of this class will fulfill state requirement to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit in Wyoming.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.