Posts from October, 2019

EWC to host strategic planning listening session at Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College President Lesley Travers and other EWC leaders will be at the EWC Douglas Campus on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 5:30-7 pm to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide Eastern Wyoming College for the next five years.

This is just one of many sessions which will be held throughout the EWC service area this fall.

“These sessions are very important for us to create a strong five-year plan that includes these outreach areas,” Travers stated.  “These meetings will help us set priorities and areas of focus that are important to people in these communities and the campuses that EWC serves. I want to be at these personally to ensure that we hear about people’s hopes and dreams for the college; whether it is a degree or employment training. We want to hear about the obstacles that surround those dreams as well as ideas on how to overcome the challenges.”

The listening sessions are in addition to discussions on the Torrington and Douglas campuses that are focused on developing a roadmap for EWC. With this input, EWC’s Cabinet will complete the initial five year plan draft with presentations of the draft to the campus communities and stakeholders in the spring. Following approval by the Board of Trustees, the plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. A website will be created to follow the strategic planning process.

This listening session is open to all who are interested. For more information, please contact Dr. Margaret Farley, Vice President of the Douglas Campus at 307.624.7010.

EWC College and Career Readiness Center assist students toward educational and career goals

Formerly known as “Adult Education”, Eastern Wyoming College has recently rebranded this vital department as the College and Career Readiness Center (CCRC). “We felt that the name Adult Education did not communicate all of the valuable resources offered by our department,” shared Callie Allred, Program Director.

Instructors are ready to assist employers and students in reaching goals aligned with statewide initiatives, such as Endow and Next Generation Sector partnership models.

The College and Career Readiness Center at EWC is funded by state and federal grants in partnership with the Wyoming Community College Commission. The following FREE services are offered:

  • High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) Preparation
  • General College and Career Readiness
  • Transitions to College
  • Workplace Literacy
  • English Language Acquisition (ELA)
  • Online Instructional Options
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Concurrent enrollments in postsecondary education
  • Free HSEC test vouchers available to qualifying students
  • Scholarships available for Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • Career Pathways Training (CPET)

These services can be offered in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming Vocational Rehabilitation and EWC.

In addition to the main EWC Torrington campus, the CCRC offers instruction at nine outreach campuses located throughout the EWC service area.

If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment to begin working towards your educational and career goals, you may contact Program Director Callie Allred at 307.532.8399 or

Rayhill brings home women’s team title from Lamar rodeo

Karissa Rayhill and Brett McAbee

Karissa Rayhill and Brett McAbee

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo competed in the Lamar Community College rodeo hosted October 4-6 where EWC brought home the women’s team title led by sophomore Karissa Rayhill.

Rayhill won 2nd in the goat tying average with times of 8.5 and 8.8 seconds. She was 2nd in the first round and split 2nd and 3rd in the short round. She also finished 4th in the average of the barrel racing. She won the short round with a time of 17.81. Placing in two events also earned her the women’s all-around title.

In the bull riding, freshman Brett McAbee, Ansley, NE, won 2nd in the first round with a score of 71.

The Lancers will conclude the fall season with a rodeo hosted by Laramie County Community College October 11-13.

EWC wins Lamar tournament and wraps up fall season

Tomas Kubata

Tomas Kubata

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf team won the tournament hosted by Lamar Community College and finished the fall season winning 5 out of 6 tournaments. The Lancers shot 594, placing them 16 strokes ahead of McCook Community College who finished in 2nd place with a score of 610.

“We were happy to get out of Lamar with a win,” said Coach Zach Smith. “Overall we didn’t play the best as a team but it was enough to get a team and individual win to close out the final season. Tomas has been playing very well all season so I was happy to see him get another individual win. He is now sitting 2nd place in the region. We sit in the 4 top spots in the region and 5 out of the top 8 spots for first and second team all-region points as we finish out the fall season.”

Tomas Kubata, freshman, Praque, Czech Republic, won the tournament with scores of 71 and 68 for a total of 139. Other Lancer scores were as follows:
RJ Moya, sophomore, Three Rivers, TX, 78, 73 – 151, 4th
Max Maynard, freshman, Colchester, United Kingdom, 73, 79 – 152, tied 5th
JoVin Tan, sophomore, Taiping, Malaysia, 76, 77 – 153, tied 7th
Mason Hale, sophomore, Atkinson, NE, 74, 83 – 157, 9th
Lucas Howell, freshman, Colorado Springs, CO, 85, 77 – 162, 12th

The Lancer Golf team will begin the spring season March 19-20 in LaJunta, CO.


EWC Community Education and Workforce Development advise date change for CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has changed the date for the CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS class for certification or renewal to Thursday November 7, 5:00-9:00 pm. This class will be held in CTEC room 208 on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $60.

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

Rayhill and Hough qualify for short round at CWC rodeo

Two members of the Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo women’s team earned spots in the short round of the rodeo recently hosted by Central Wyoming College. Karissa Rayhill qualified in goat tying and Shay Hough qualified in barrel racing.

Rayhill, a sophomore from Martin, SD, placed 5th in the short round and 5th in the average of the goat tying.

Teammate Hough, a freshman from Gillette, WY, was 5th in the first round of barrel racing.

The Lancer Rodeo team will compete in Lamar, CO October 4-6.

Shay Hough & Karissa Rayhill

Shay Hough & Karissa Rayhill

EWC Vet Tech students holding Vaccination clinic at Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club students will partner with Waggin’ Tails Shelter, and Goshen Veterinary Clinic to hold a vaccination clinic on October 12, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter. Walk-ins only, no appointment is necessary.

Services offered for this clinic are:

Rabies vaccination: $15
Parvo/Distemper Combo: $15
Bordatella (Kennel Cough): $15
Felocell (cats): $15
Nail trim: $10
Microchips: $20
Torrington City Licenses: $5 or $10

For everyone’s safety, please come in and take care of paperwork first before bringing animals into the building.