Posts from January, 2019

Eastern Wyoming College announces FAFSA Fridays

Eastern Wyoming College Financial Aid Office is hosting FAFSA Fridays on the Torrington Campus.

Meet EWC’s March 15 priority financial aid deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year by completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Stop by the Financial Aid Office on EWC’s Torrington Campus for help completing the FAFSA any time during office hours 8:00 am-5:00 pm on:

February 15
February 22
March 1
March 8

Get help with the Hathaway Scholarship application and EWC’s online scholarship application at the same time to make sure you are applying for all funding opportunities available. If you are not in the Torrington area you can call the Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8224 or toll free at 866.327.8996 to get help with any application over the phone and get questions answered.

For more information on FAFSA Fridays contact EWC’s Financial Aid office at 307.532.8224.

EWC FAFSA Fridays

EWC to host annual Job Expo

Eastern Wyoming College Job Expo 2019Eastern Wyoming College will once again host a Job Expo on Wednesday, February 13th in Torrington, Wyoming. This year’s event has been re-designed to include two 45 minute employer led panel discussions. The panel participants in each session will be answering audience questions and discussing topics such as:

  • Company culture
  • Ideal characteristics of a successful employee
  • Career pathways in their company or industry

The panel discussions will start at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and all job seekers, EWC students and area high school students are invited to attend these discussions.

EWC is also partnering with Goshen County Economic Development for a presentation for employers and supervisors on the Millennial and Generation Z workforce. Kate Debow will be presenting the information from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Job Expo will begin at 2:00 pm in the Verl Petsch Jr Activities Center Gymnasium at the College, and will conclude at 7 pm. Attendees should come prepared with a resume and be prepared for an interview.

Currently registered participants include Adams Land and Cattle; LLC; Animal Clinic of Rapid City; Dillard’s Salon; Goshen County Weed and Pest; Great Clips, KNEB; Nebraska Animal Clinic, Panhandle Coop; Pennington County Sheriff’s Office; Sports Clips Haircuts; US Air Force Recruiting, Cheyenne, WY; WESTCO; Western Nebraska Veterans Home; Wyoming Air National Guard; and Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, with more companies registering every day.

There is still an opportunity to register your business or company to participate. Please contact Jo Ellen Keigley at 307.532.8288 to register or for more information.

EWC Veterinary Students attend Veterinary Meeting and Expo Conference

EWC Vet Tech students attend Veterinary Meeting and Expo Conference. Left to right: Emily Colaiuta (Rapid City, SD), Harley Garza (Afton, WY), Kaylee Nash (Del Norte, CO), Rylee Clarke (Torrington, WY), Kaitlyn Ward (Riverton, WY), Katelyn Cooley (Sundance, WY), Amanda Johnson (Summerset, SD)

EWC Vet Tech students attend Veterinary Meeting and Expo Conference. Left to right: Emily Colaiuta (Rapid City, SD), Harley Garza (Afton, WY), Kaylee Nash (Del Norte, CO), Rylee Clarke (Torrington, WY), Kaitlyn Ward (Riverton, WY), Katelyn Cooley (Sundance, WY), Amanda Johnson (Summerset, SD)

Eastern Wyoming College veterinary technology students recently attended the Veterinary Meeting and Expo (VMX) Conference, in Orlando, Florida, January 18th-23rd. Amanda Johnson, Katelyn Cooley, Rylee Clarke, Kaylee Nash, Harley Garza, Kaitlyn Ward, and Emily Colaiuta worked their way to the conference through their participation in EWC’s Veterinary Technology Club. The group was chaperoned by veterinary technology instructor and club sponsor, Cristi Semmler CVT, B.S., RALAT.

Vet Tech Club members earn points through their participation in various activities, including rodeo concessions, community service, and helping area dogs through veterinary technology club sponsored dog washes. These activities give students a chance to be a part of the local community, and take part in raising the needed funds to go on adventures, like NAVC.

Every year, the sophomores choose the conference they would like to attend. For the past 5 years, they have chosen this conference. VMX covers more than 3 resorts and the Orange County Convention Center.  This year the attendance was more than 18,000 people from over 80 countries. EWC’s veterinary technology students were in the minority being included in the student population both veterinary and technician, as less than 5% of the conference population.

While at the convention the students were able to attend lectures alongside veterinarians, credentialed technicians and support staff demonstrating recent advances in veterinary medicine, giving them a taste of what is innovative in the industry. Some of the topics they enjoyed were lectures on Shark and Ray medicine, and marine mammal medicine. Their convention exhibition hall has over 30,000 square feet of exhibitors. These exhibitors showed the students advancements in the industry, giving the students the opportunity to take part in raffles, and obtain a variety of free items that were veterinary related.

Club President Katelyn Cooley said, “during our VMX trip, I was able to learn so many different things about different species including horses, dogs, turtles, sharks, and sting rays to name a few. There were so many different continuing education classes that I wasn’t able to attend all of the ones I wanted since they were so numerous. These courses were absolutely fascinating, everyone was open to any questions I had and answered them with excitement knowing that I wanted to learn more. I am so glad I had this opportunity to go, and plan to go to future VMX seminars in the future.”

If you are further interested in the students’ trip please visit the EWC Veterinary Technology Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EWCVT1976.

 

EWC Community Education announces upcoming classes

The Community Education department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces the following upcoming classes.

World War II Terror Tech
EWC Student James Meyer has a passion for history and wants to share some of that passion with other history buffs. He’s developed a three session course in which he will impart knowledge around the conception, construction, use, and further development of both well-known and obscure weaponry utilized by the Axis Powers during World War II.

Classes will be held on Mondays, beginning February 4 and ending on March 25 in CTEC 212 from 6-7:30 pm. The cost is $25.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN A True American
Instructor, Gretchen Wollert, has a passion for history. One of her two BA degrees is in History. She has a fascination with Abraham Lincoln, agreeing with a common belief that he is the greatest President the US has ever known.

In the first of this two session class, Gretchen will share the results of her in-depth study of the events leading up to what she considers to be the most poignant 2 minute speech of history, the Gettysburg Address. She will talk about the history around the address and demystify misconceptions concerning Lincoln, helping participants get to know the REAL Abraham Lincoln.

In the second session, she will lead a deeper discussion on the historical times of Lincoln and question how he might deal with today’s political climate and issues, perhaps finding that things are not so different in 2018 compared to the mid 1860’s.

Lincoln dealt with technology (telegraph) and the news media (newspaper partisanship) just as current US leaders deal with the internet and social media. Discussion will also cover how the US Civil War affected foreign policy and the world economy, the unwavering platform of Lincoln’s 2nd term campaign, the power of the soldier vote and Lincoln’s “lawyer’s dodge” in the realm of “no peace without victory”.   Join Gretchen and catch the “history bug”.

These two sessions will be held on Monday, February 11 and 18 from 6-8:00 pm. The cost of this class is $25 and will be held in CTEC room 210.

To register for these classes or other classes call 307.532.8323 or stop by the Community Education office in the CTEC building.

 

EWC highlights upcoming Basic Self-Defense for Women class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Basic Self Defense for Women class.

Women, Ladies, Girls: take responsibility for preparing yourself in the event of a crime. The more prepared you are, the less likely you will need to defend yourself. This class is designed to increase your personal level of awareness, thus reducing the chance you will find yourself in a compromising situation, whether it be at home, in a parking lot, or out jogging.

Basic self-defense techniques will be demonstrated with opportunity for practice. Even if you’ve taken this class before, it is always to your benefit to refresh or practice your self-defense skills. Class instructor Officer Bryan has updated the class curriculum to include the use of pressure points as a self-defense technique.

This class will be held on Thursday February 7 or March 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm and the cost is $20 per session.

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

EWC Cosmetology and Women’s Volleyball raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness

Eastern Wyoming College Student Senate and Cosmetology Club joined forces to raise money for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness. EWC women’s volleyball played host to Western Wyoming Community College on October 12, 2018. Sales from t-shirts, raffle baskets and the gate fees were donated by the Lancer Booster Club, the students raised nearly $1,800. They donated the money raised to Beta Sigma Phi to support women’s breast health in Goshen County.  Left to right: Kodi Edwards (EWC volleyball); Kaye Lively (Beta Sigma Phi); Crenna Martin (EWC cosmetology)

Eastern Wyoming College Student Senate and Cosmetology Club joined forces to raise money for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness. EWC women’s volleyball played host to Western Wyoming Community College on October 12, 2018. Sales from t-shirts, raffle baskets and the gate fees were donated by the Lancer Booster Club, the students raised nearly $1,800. They donated the money raised to Beta Sigma Phi to support women’s breast health in Goshen County. Left to right: Kodi Edwards (EWC volleyball); Kaye Lively (Beta Sigma Phi); Crenna Martin (EWC cosmetology)

Banner Health Invests $60,000 for EWC Nursing Program

EWC accepts a check in the amount of $60,000 from Banner Health, Left to right are: Ned Resch, Interim COO, Banner Health - Wheatland; Zach Miller, COO, Banner Health – Torrington Community Hospital; John Hansen, EWC Director for Institutional Development;  Suzey Delger, EWC Director of Nursing; Dr. Lesley Travers, EWC President; Todd Peterson, President of EWC’s Foundation.

EWC accepts a check in the amount of $60,000 from Banner Health, Left to right are: Ned Resch, Interim COO, Banner Health – Wheatland; Zach Miller, COO, Banner Health – Torrington Community Hospital; John Hansen, EWC Director for Institutional Development; Suzey Delger, EWC Director of Nursing; Dr. Lesley Travers, EWC President; Todd Peterson, President of EWC’s Foundation.

Representatives from Banner Health presented a check for $60,000 to Eastern Wyoming College for the expansion of the Associate Degree in Nursing program beginning at the Torrington campus in the fall of 2019.  The check was presented during the annual Sagebrush & Roses event held Saturday, January 26th.

“Banner Health is excited to continue our relationship with EWC through support of their nursing program. This is an investment in the future of our community’s health and wellness, and will help to ensure ongoing access to excellent care, close to home,” shared Zach Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Banner Health-Torrington Community Hospital.

He continued to add, “Nurses are in short supply nationwide, and recruiting nurses to rural areas is becoming increasingly difficult. I feel that this program will ensure that we have trained professionals, who are familiar with the challenges rural nursing presents, available to serve in vital roles upon graduation in Goshen county and surrounding areas.”

Applications for the expanded program are now being accepted on the College’s website at ewc.wy.edu. The program is an evening program and 8 students will be admitted.

“The shortage of nurses in Wyoming continues to be problematic for hospitals and clinics.  As a community college we are always seeking ways to assist our state with programs and training that is needed,” stated Dr. Lesley Travers, President of EWC.  “We have an incredible opportunity to work with Banner Health in fulfilling nursing needs.”

The EWC nursing program is nationally accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing). An expanded evening cohort will also begin on the Douglas Campus this fall.

“We’ve built a wonderful relationship with Banner Health not only in Torrington but in Wheatland as well,” said Suzey Delger, EWC Director of Nursing. “We would simply not be able to expand into Torrington without Banner’s generous donation so that we can equip the Torrington campus nursing lab to mirror what the program offers in Douglas. We are so appreciative of their generosity and community partnership.”

“Banner Health is committed to partnering with EWC.  EWC will provide an excellent education, and Banner the necessary experiential learning to train healthcare professionals of the future,” added Miller.

For more information on the expanded nursing programs at EWC please visit the College’s website or contact Ms. Delger at 307.624.7020.

EWC to host annual Job Expo

Eastern Wyoming College will once again host a Job Expo on Wednesday, February 13th in Torrington, Wyoming. This year’s event has been re-designed to include two 45 minute employer led panel discussions. The panel participants in each session will be answering audience questions and discussing topics such as:

  • Company culture
  • Ideal characteristics of a successful employee
  • Career pathways in their company or industry

The panel discussions will start at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and all job seekers, EWC students and area high school students are invited to attend these discussions.

EWC is also partnering with Goshen County Economic Development for a presentation for employers and supervisors on the Millennial and Generation Z workforce. Kate Debow will be presenting the information from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Job Expo will begin at 2:00 pm in the Verl Petsch Jr Activities Center Gymnasium at the College, and will conclude at 7 pm. Attendees should come prepared with a resume and be prepared for an interview.

Currently registered participants include Adams Land and Cattle; LLC; Animal Clinic of Rapid City; Dillard’s Salon; Goshen County Weed and Pest; Great Clips, KNEB; Nebraska Animal Clinic, Panhandle Coop; Pennington County Sheriff’s Office; Sports Clips Haircuts; US Air Force Recruiting, Cheyenne, WY; WESTCO; Western Nebraska Veterans Home; Wyoming Air National Guard; and Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, with more companies registering every day.

There is still an opportunity to register your business or company to participate. Please contact Jo Ellen Keigley at 307.532.8288 to register or for more information.

Eastern Wyoming College Job Expo 2019

EWC to hold groundbreaking for ATEC

ATEC Groundbreaking - Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 3:00pmEastern Wyoming College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC), on Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 pm.

The groundbreaking and photos will take place at the construction site located on the EWC North Campus at 3401 West C Street in Torrington. Everyone is encouraged to meet at CTEC for a brief program and then proceed to the North Campus. A shuttle will be available.

A reception will be held in the Smith Commons in the CTEC building immediately following the ceremony. The public is encouraged to attend this event.

The ATEC building will be the dedicated home for EWC’s Agriculture programs with state-of-the-art lab and facilities designed to drive workforce and innovation and harness the future of Precision Agriculture.

Funding for the $7.9 million dollar facility began with $3.3 million general obligation bonds supported by Goshen County voters in November, 2014.

EWC announces upcoming Basic Self-Defense for kids’ class

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a Basic Self-Defense class for kids. This class will be on held Tuesday, January 29, from 6-7:00 pm, with a cost of $10.

In this day and age we all need to be able to protect ourselves when we are out and about, even kids.  Parents you’ve talked to your children about “stranger danger,” but it may be time for them to develop some basic self-defense skills and this class is that beginning. Class size is limited to 10 and pre-registration is required, additional class sessions can be scheduled depending on interest.

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