Posts from March, 2019

EWC starts spring season in Lamar with 2nd place finish

Harry Walch

Harry Walch

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team kicked off the spring season with a 2 day tournament in Lamar, CO. The second day of the tournament was called after 9 holes because of rain. The Lancers finished in 2nd place with a score of 449. McCook Community College won the tournament with a score of 436.

“McCook played very well at our first tournament of the season and our guys didn’t play as well as they had hoped,” said Coach Zach Smith. “Harry, George, and Gonzalo were all able to place in the top ten to keep earning points toward regional honors. It looks like we might have some of the same weather challenges this week in McCook so we need to be ready for whatever is thrown our way.”

Leading the Lancers was sophomore Harry Walch, Staines, England, who tied for third with scores of 71, and 38 for a total of 109. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

George Elliott, sophomore, Salisbury, England, 75, 35 – 110, tied 5th
Gonzalo Arcelay, sophomore, Munguia, Spain, 76, 37 – 113, 8th
RJ Moya, freshman, Three Rivers, TX, 69, 45 – 114, tied 9th
Jo Vin Tan, freshman, Taiping, Malaysia, 78, 39 – 117, 13th

The Lancers will play the McCook Community College tournament March 28-29.

EWC Student Success Center a wealth of resources for students

Vet Tech study group

Vet Tech study group

In January, Julie Sherbeyn took over the reins of the EWC Student Success Center (SSC) and she immediately began connecting with students and faculty members to assess the needs of the Center.

“I’m excited about instituting some new practices to meet the students where they are, when they need us,” shared Ms. Sherbeyn.

The SSC offers services for all EWC students in need of success strategies.  New to the SSC is the Student Success Program, a pilot program based off the current strategies in place for student athletes and designed for students whose academic standing is probation or suspension.  It offers retention strategies to track attendance and academic progress and includes weekly support meetings.

There is a new Writing Center in place within the SSC with Dr. Thomas Eaton. The Writing Center is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6 pm and is also available online through Canvas with the ability to ZOOM with students not physically on campus. Dr. Eaton can help with the following: research papers, class papers, citation/documentation, job applications, scholarship applications, and transfer applications.

The SSC also provides professional Math tutoring with EWC Instructor Vicky Mayfield. She is available from 10 am – 12 pm on Tuesdays, and 11 am – 1 pm on Wednesdays.  Students who work with Ms. Mayfield may be eligible for a Student Center meal card.

There are bachelors prepared tutors offering individual and group study in Chemistry, Veterinary Technology, Psychology, and History new to the SSC.   “Dr. Bittner’s encouragement of the Vet Tech study groups have made a significant impact in his calculations class,” added Sherbeyn.

Finally, in an effort to be more flexible to student study habits, a SSC course has been created within Canvas with the help of College Relations and Instructional Technology.  “Our students and faculty currently live in Canvas so our Student Success Center course will be available to all registered students and faculty and offers easy access support to both groups.  It is intended as a sort of clearinghouse for student needs.”

The course provides access to peer tutor schedules and an opportunity to meet with tutors online and via ZOOM outside of regular SSC hours.  The SSC course provides information on the Douglas SSC, the Writing Center, and the Professional Math Tutor.  Many other resources imperative for student success are linked through the course including Counseling and Disability Services, Financial Aid, and Career Services.  Faculty also have access to the course to easily identify discipline-specific tutors for their students and submit Tutor Referral, Retention Referral and Academic Alerts within the same platform.

For more specific information about SSC services please contact Sherbeyn at 307.532.8378 or by email at

Lancer’s finish 2nd and 3rd at home rodeo

Jacey Thompson

Jacey Thompson

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo just hosted their home rodeo where the Women’s Team won second and the Men’s Team won third.

The women’s team was led by sophomore Jacey Thompson who qualified for the short round in 3 events: goat tying, breakaway roping, and team roping. She won the goat tying with a total time of 13.8 seconds. She won the short round with a time of 6.5 seconds, the fastest time of the rodeo.

Thompson and teammate Karissa Rayhill tied for 2nd in the breakaway roping. They each had a 2.6 in the first round and a 2.4 in the short round.

Freshman Teigen Marchant from Newcastle, WY, placed 2nd in the steer wrestling average. He split 3rd and 4th in the first round and won 2nd in the short round. He had a total time of 10.1 seconds on 2 steers.

Chadron Coffield, freshman, placed 2nd in the first round of the tie down roping and won the short round to finish the weekend 2nd in the average with a total time of 20.9 on two. Colton Reed, sophomore, Wiley, CO, placed 4th in the first round.

In the team roping, Braden Pirrung and partner Jace Engesser, Gillette College, were 5th in the first round, 3rd in the short round and 3rd in the average. The sophomore team of Ty Truchan and Brendan Butterfield tied for 1st in the first round, were 4th in the short round and 4th in the average. Thompson and partner Colin Dibbern, Chadron State College, qualified for the short round.

The Lancers will travel to Fort Collins, Colorado for the Colorado State University rodeo on April 5-7.

EWC to hold advising and registration day at Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day for the Fall 2019 semester on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 9 am to 2 pm at the campus in Douglas, Wyoming.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the EWC Douglas Campus at 307.624.7000.

Fall 2019 Advising Day

Lancer Livestock Sale set for April 14

The Eastern Wyoming College Agriculture department will hold their annual Lancer Livestock Sale on Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 pm in the Hog Barn at the Goshen County Fairgrounds in Torrington, Wyoming.

This year’s sale features 15 head each of hogs, lambs, and goats. All animals purchased are eligible to compete in the Lancer Show Series with 10+ established shows in WY and NE. Prizes and cash awards go to high point earners in each species.

For more information on the Lancer Livestock Sale contact Kaitlyn Steben at 307.532.8271.

Lancer Livestock Sale

EWC highlights additional spring Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

Instructor:  Vicky Mayfield, EWC Math Faculty
Mahjong is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China many centuries ago and was brought to America in the 1920’s. Mahjong is played with four players seated around a table. It is similar to the card game of Rummy, only played with tiles instead of cards. Like poker, you will learn a lot about your opponents as you play and will adjust your strategies based upon their strengths and weaknesses. Join this Introduction class of four sessions and you will be ready to become a part of Mahjong Club.

This class will be held in CTEC classroom 112 on Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6-8:00 pm. The cost of this class is $45.00

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

EWC announces date changes to upcoming classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces dates have been changed to the following classes.

Basic Self-Defense for Women will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 6:00-8:00 pm and the cost is $20. This class will be held at the Torrington Police Department/Lincoln Center.

Delicious Fool-Proof Cinnamon Rolls class will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 6-8:00 pm and the cost of the class is $25. This class will be held in the CTEC building, room 111.

To register for these 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.

Lady Lancers complete most successful season in history

Abril Roure and Emily Buchanan

Abril Roure and Emily Buchanan

The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancer basketball team has completed the most successful season in the College’s history with 24 wins.

In addition to the 24 win season, last year’s season saw 21 wins for the best two year total of 45 victories.

Sophomores Abril Roure and Emily Buchanan were named to the Region IX All-Tournament team. Roure was named to the Region IX North All Region Team and Buchanan was named to the North All Region IX Defensive team.

“We are very proud of what this team has accomplished this and last season. They are a focused group that have been fun to coach, and a very enjoyable team to watch,” said EWC Head Coach Tom Andersen. “EWC and the community can be very proud of these student athletes. We appreciate all the support they have been given,” continued Coach Andersen.


EWC women’s team holds on to lead in region

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo Team kicked off the spring season at the annual Gillette College Rodeo held March 16-17 in Gillette.

Karissa Rayhill

Karissa Rayhill

“The women’s team did a great job maintaining their number one position with placings from Karissa Rayhill and Brooke Glass,” said Coach Jake Clark. “The men’s team had a strong showing. We are looking forward to hosting our home rodeo this weekend.”

Sophomore Karissa Rayhill was 2nd in the long round of the goat tying, tied for 2nd in the short round and finished the weekend 2nd in the average.

In the breakaway roping, sophomore Brooke Glass was 3rd in the short round and 4th in the average.

Brooke Glass

Brooke Glass

Five EWC student athletes qualified for the short round in the team roping. Freshman Ty Chasek and partner Cord Roberts, LCCC, were 5th in the short round and 5th in the average. Sophomore Braden Pirrung and partner Jace Engesser, Gillette College, were 3rd in the long round, 6th in the short round and 6th in the average. Gannon Johnson, sophomore, and partner Tommy Hall, Casper, placed 4th in the long round. The EWC freshman team of Chase Atkinson and Chadron Coffield placed 5th in the long round.

Coffield won the long round of the tie down roping with a time of 9.1 seconds. Teammate Teigen Marchant, freshman, was 6th in the long round, short round, and average.

The EWC student athletes will host their home rodeo, Lancer Rodeo, March 22-24 at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

EWC seeking donations of braces for student athletes

The Eastern Wyoming College Athletic Department has a request for gently used braces. The department hopes to gather up braces that folks are no longer needing or using so that they can be used by EWC student athletes when they are injured.

Persons interested in donating braces should contact EWC Athletic Trainer Bryant McCarty at 307.575.7412 or drop off the brace at the EWC Athletic Department.