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EWC Student Senate joins with Banner Health to raise money for The American Heart Association

Eastern Wyoming College Student Senate will join with Banner Health for a fundraiser event called “Kiss the Pig” and Banner “Pack the Gym Night”. This event will take place at half time during the Lancer basketball game on February 20th.

EWC Student Senate and Banner Health will have five participants each. Donations will be taken on behalf of the each participant in the contest to see who gets to “Kiss the Pig”.

Both Lancer teams will host Laramie County Community College. The women will play at 5:30 p.m. and the men will play at 7:30 p.m. in the Petsch Center Gymnasium.

For more information about this event, please call Julie Sherbeyn at 307.532.8378 or email at julie.sherbeyn@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Saturday, February 23rd. 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. If you have a dog that is scared of the dryer, they need to be here early so they can stay until they are dry, as the weather is getting colder.

Pricing per dog is as follows:

Bath:
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): conklink@ewcmail.wy.edu
Phone Number: 916.529.0607

Nicolls recognized as Professional Employee of the Year

Eastern Wyoming College is proud to announce the recognition of Mr. Stan Nicolls, Professional Employee of-the-Year award for the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees. He received his award conference in Cheyenne, WY on February 7, 2019. Nicolls bested nominees from each of the Wyoming community colleges.

WACCT Professional Employee of the Year Stan Nicolls with EWC President Dr. Lesley Travers.

WACCT Professional Employee of the Year Stan Nicolls with EWC President Dr. Lesley Travers.

Mr. Nicolls has been the Welding Coordinator and Instructor since 2011. He worked as an adjunct instructor and handled shop maintenance from 1991 to 2011. He coordinates workforce opportunities within the EWC service area for regional businesses and local governmental agencies. This includes the utilization of the EWC Mobile Welding Lab. Stan played an integral part in planning and designing the welding and machine tooling labs in the newly opened Career and Technical Education Center on the main campus. “Stan Nicolls is an extremely hands-on professional. He is more than willing to roll up his sleeves to get the job done and learn new ideas by listening and watching,” said Dr. Lesley Travers, EWC President.

Achievement awards were given for Student of the Year, Classified Employee, Faculty Member, Professional Employee, Trustee Leadership Award, and Foundation Volunteer Leadership Award.  Nomination packets included examples on how the nominee has had a positive impact on their community college, leadership roles and involvement in the community.

Other Eastern Wyoming College nominees included Kodi Edwards, Student; John Marrin, Faculty; Linda Evans, Classified staff; Mike Varney, Trustee; and Joe Guth, Foundation Volunteer.

EWC WACCT nominees left to right: Joe Guth, Linda Evans, Tayte Rodriguez, All-Wyoming Academic Team, Kodi Edwards, Stan Nicolls, and John Marrin.

EWC WACCT nominees left to right: Joe Guth, Linda Evans, Tayte Rodriguez, All-Wyoming Academic Team, Kodi Edwards, Stan Nicolls, and John Marrin.

Also presented at the WACCT reception was the All-Wyoming Academic Team. Each year, Wyoming Community Colleges nominate high achieving students to the All-Wyoming Academic Team. To be nominated, students must demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. In addition, they must be a member of their local Phi Theta Kappa chapter and complete an All-USA Academic Team application. Students recognized from EWC were Shaniah Freeseman, Gordon, NE; and Tayte Rodriguez, Torrington, WY.

EWC canceling evening classes due to weather

Due to the weather, Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will cancel all evening classes after 5 pm today, February 6, 2019. This includes community education classes and activities.  The Fitness Center will close at 5 pm. EWC Food services will be available for students this evening. Please watch the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu and EWC social media pages for weather related updates.

EWC introduces new volleyball coach

Coach Dante Geoffrey will be joining Lancer Athletics in March as the new head volleyball coach. He is seen here coaching his team at Lamar Community College.

Coach Dante Geoffrey will be joining Lancer Athletics in March as the new head volleyball coach. He is seen here coaching his team at Lamar Community College.

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dante Geoffrey as the head volleyball coach. He comes to EWC after serving as the head volleyball coach at Lamar Community College in Lamar, CO.

While at Lamar, his teams accomplished many milestones despite playing the role of underdog for three seasons. In 2018, Lamar earned its first victory over a nationally ranked opponent and in 2017, Lamar’s 3rd place finish at the regional tournament was the program’s best on record. The 2017 squad also proudly produced its first-ever NJCAA National Player of the Week award-winner. Before becoming a head coach at Lamar, Geoffrey served as the assistant coach for Northwest College in Powell, WY in 2014 and 2015. While at Northwest, the team had back-to-back NJCAA Final Four appearances, and won two Region IX-North titles.

“EWC has great resources, programs, and people. When this opportunity presented itself, it was a no brainer to apply,” shared Geoffrey. “There is a great opportunity to do special things here at EWC, in a very competitive region that I’m familiar with.

I’m very thankful to Coach Andersen and President Travers for trusting me with this opportunity to join their team.”

Geoffrey has a B.A. in Journalism from Sacramento State University. Following college he began a career as a sports reporter for the Powell Tribune. Within two years, he became friends with Shaun Pohlman who, at the time, was the head coach for Northwest College. Pohlman asked him to join his staff as an assistant coach, which began his coaching career.

“I’m very excited to have Coach Geoffrey join our staff and look forward to working with him in rebuilding the Lancer Volleyball program.  I am also looking forward to how we can utilize his journalism background to help promote Lancer Athletics,” said Tom Andersen, Athletic Director.

When asked about future plans for the EWC Lancer program, Geoffrey shared the following, “I want to learn what is important to the EWC tradition and in what areas can we identify needs for change and growth. I want to begin recruiting talent that will turn heads and elevate our status in Region IX. I’m confident that we can mine the same regions that have led to success at my previous schools. There is also a necessity for international student-athletes to compete in this region.”

Academics are an important part of developing student-athletes to Geoffrey. Lamar’s 2017-18 team earned NJCAA Academic Team honors with a 3.19 team GPA and the 2018-19 team is on pace to best that with a 3.3 team GPA in the fall semester.

“We will have team study halls, and academic-monitoring, and in general hold student-athletes accountable for their academic success so we can maximize their experience here and generate transfer opportunities,” Geoffrey said.

Dr. Lesley Travers, President, shared, “Dante brings a fresh, young perspective to EWC volleyball.  We are very excited to have him join the Lancers and look forward to a competitive season with Dante at the helm.  He is already thinking about how to empower his players in assessing team dynamics and bringing out the best in our current players.  We have great expectations of Dante and his talent.”

Geoffrey will begin his official tenure at EWC in March but has already begun to recruit future Lancers and prepare for a bright future of Lancer Volleyball.

“I get great fulfillment in seeing players move on to higher levels,” Geoffrey said. “EWC has the right resources to maximize opportunities for our student-athletes, in both sports and academics. We may only have two years together, but we want to set up Lancers for full, successful lives.”

EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducted new members

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that thirty-six students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on January 31, 2019. This is the largest class of PTK inductees in EWC’s history. Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students.

Students inducted into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include: Jonatan Arvidsson, Lulea, Sweden; Earl Baker, Jr., St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; Hailey Barkhurst, Saratoga, WY; Mar Bastida-Olivares, Barcelona, Spain; Kelli Bowers, Longmont, CO; Janaka Brand, Lovell, WY; Colby Clay, Laramie, WY; Hannah Cline, Torrington, WY; Laurel Cline, Torrington, WY; Chadron Coffield, Yuma, CO; Alicia Demott, Torrington, WY; Brooke Glass, Sidney, NE; Robert Greenwald, Lingle, WY; Katie Griggs, Sundance, WY; Mason Hale, Atkinson, NE; Laura Halley, Torrington, WY; Mercedes Hatcher, Casper, WY; Laura Hobbs, Stevenson, WA; Ty Larson, Douglas, WY; Chrissy Lira, Torrington, WY; Sage Martin, Amherst, NE; Kassidy McClun, Torrington, WY; Bailey Moffatt-Irish, Hemingford, NE; Nadia Montalban El-Hiriche, Granada, Spain; Celia Muncy, Douglas, WY; Jordan Potts, Bothell, WA; Kelliann Raff, Denver, CO; Kayleen Saffer, Flagler, CO; Ines Salat Margarit, Barcelona, Spain; Parker Seeley, Moorcroft, WY; Dalton Taylor, Saratoga, WY; Barbara Trehub, Vinkovci, Croatia; Jessica Trigg, Moorcroft, WY; Harry Walch, Staines, England; Taylor Walsh, Torrington, WY; Skyler Wrage, Greybull, WY.

The keynote speaker for the event was Ms. Julie Sherbeyn, EWC’s Student Success Center Director.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs.

Spring PTK 2019 inductees: Front row left to right: Jonatan Arvidsson, Earl Baker, Jr., Hailey Barkhurst, Mar Bastida-Olivares, Kelli Bowers, Janaka Brand - Second Row left to right: Colby Clay, Hannah Cline, Chadron Coffield, Alicia Demott, Brooke Glass, Robert Greenwald, and Katie Griggs - Second Row left to right: Colby Clay, Hannah Cline, Chadron Coffield, Alicia Demott, Brooke Glass, Robert Greenwald, and Katie Griggs - Back Row left to right: Nadia Montalban El-Hiriche, Jordan Potts, Kelliann Raff, Kayleen Saffer, Ines Salat Margarit, Dalton Taylor, Barbara Trehub, Harry Walch, Taylor Walsh, and Skyler Wrage. - Not pictured: Celia Muncy, Parker Seeley, Jessica Trigg

Spring PTK 2019 inductees:
Front row left to right: Jonatan Arvidsson, Earl Baker, Jr., Hailey Barkhurst, Mar Bastida-Olivares, Kelli Bowers, Janaka Brand

Second Row left to right: Colby Clay, Hannah Cline, Chadron Coffield, Alicia Demott, Brooke Glass, Robert Greenwald, and Katie Griggs

Third Row left to right: Mason Hale, Laura Halley, Mercedes Hatcher, Laura Hobbs, Ty Larson, Chrissy Lira, Sage Martin, Kassidy McClun, and Bailey Moffatt-Irish

Back Row left to right: Nadia Montalban El-Hiriche, Jordan Potts, Kelliann Raff, Kayleen Saffer, Ines Salat Margarit, Dalton Taylor, Barbara Trehub, Harry Walch, Taylor Walsh, and Skyler Wrage.

Not pictured: Celia Muncy, Parker Seeley, Jessica Trigg

EWC holds February community roundtable

EWC Community Roundtable - Thursday, February 14th - 12-1pm @ CTEC Conference RoomEastern Wyoming College President, Dr. Lesley Travers, will hold a community roundtable on Thursday, February 14, from 12-1:00 pm.

Dr. Travers invites all interested community members to attend the open Community Roundtable where she will provide information of interest about the college, will answer questions and address concerns.  Attendees are invited to bring their own brown bag lunch if they would like.

For more information, please contact the college at 307.532.8303.