Posts made in 2020

EWC notified of additional COVID-19 case

Eastern Wyoming College has received additional notifications over the weekend of positive student case #5. Additional students are being tested due to risk of exposure and several students have been placed under quarantine orders in an abundance of caution. The majority of students impacted are residence hall students. The campus continues to diligently clean and disinfect all campus facilities.

Public Health officials are working directly with this student to determine contact tracing and will directly contact any individuals who are determined to be at risk due to close contact. Close contact refers to an individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes.

It is imperative that individuals remain diligent and carefully follow all public health orders and safety measures. As a reminder, if you have symptoms of illness, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, isolate yourself immediately and contact a health care professional. Please remember to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear a face-covering or mask at all times. All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings in all EWC facilities. Any updates will continue to be posted on the EWC website at the following link: https://ewc.wy.edu/alerts/.

EWC notified of positive COVID-19 case

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has been notified that a student has positive for COVID-19. This is the third student case.

Public Health officials are working directly with this student to determine contact tracing and will directly contact any individuals who are determined to be at risk due to close contact. Close contact refers to an individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, regardless of whether masks were in use.

As a reminder, if you have symptoms of illness, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, isolate yourself immediately and contact a health care professional. Please remember to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear a face-covering or mask at all times. All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings in all EWC facilities. Any updates will continue to be posted on the EWC website at the following link: https://ewc.wy.edu/alerts/.

 

EWC to hold advising and registration day at Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day for the Spring 2021 semester on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, from 10 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.

 

EWC nursing instructor appointed to national board

David Currie

David Currie

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington and Douglas is pleased to announce that Mr. David Currie, an instructor in the Nursing program on the Torrington campus, has been appointed to serve on the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Board of Directors.

Currie was appointed to the Nominating Committee. Nominating Committee members review and recommend candidates for offices to the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee meets via conference calls and at the OADN Annual Convention. Currie will serve and two-year term. “This is an excellent opportunity to represent our (EWC) associate degree nursing colleagues and support OADN’s vision as the leader in dynamic and collaborative nursing education,” said Currie.

“Serving on the Board of Directors for OADN is exactly what we teach our nursing students to do. We encourage them to become leaders in the nursing profession,” continued Currie. “Serving on the OADN Board is also something I personally believe in. I believe in Associate programs. Community colleges serve as an integral part of educating nurses. I support our college as well as any other community college in the country. This is a wonderful appointment and I am honored to serve as a representative from Wyoming.”

“I’m very proud of David expanding his new leadership role in this national organization. He will be representing not only EWC but our entire Western Region,” said Suzey Delger, Director of Nursing. “David has already made an impact on his return to the EWC Nursing Program by spearheading the transition to a more comprehensive clinical experience due to the COVID-19 situation. We are now better prepared to provide a better nursing education in every way due to his efforts. His participation at the national level in this fine organization that exists for Associate Degree programs is monumental. It’s not often someone from rural Wyoming can set on a national board of directors for an organization such as OADN.”

According to their website, OADN is the national voice and a pivotal resource for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway. It’s their vision to expand networks that promote leadership, collaboration, and advocacy to further enrich nursing education and the communities we serve. OADN is the only national organization dedicated to associate degree nursing. As the leading advocate, OADN promotes academic progression of graduates in furthering education to reach their maximum professional potential.

 

EWC to host The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night – Torrington Campus

Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night - Torrington Campus - Wednesday, October 21st - 6:30pm - 8:30pmEastern Wyoming College will be holding The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night on the Torrington campus on Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 –8:30 pm.

Leann Mattis, EWC’s Admissions Coordinator, and Shanna Vargas, EWC’s Financial Aid Outreach Specialist will help you learn about the admissions process to any college, college costs, scholarships, and Financial Aid. You will get expert help on how to get started on your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form that is a vital step in getting help to pay for college.

All necessary materials, such as pens, pencils, computers to complete the FAFSA, and snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking to get your college questions answered. If intending to work on your FAFSA, please bring your 2019 Tax Information.

If you are not able to attend this evening’s event, you can attend a virtual presentation on Friday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To join this virtual meeting log onto the zoom meeting at https://ewc-wy.zoom.us/j/99800022858?pwd=UnRJS054RjZUV2lKdjFxWkZJak1KZz09

For more information about The Lancer Road Show in Torrington, call Leann Mattis 307.532.8237 or email her at leann.mattis@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC to host The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night

Lancer Rodeo Show and Financial Aid - October 19th - Glenrock High School - October 19th - NoonEastern Wyoming College will be holding The Lancer Road Show at the Glenrock High School on Monday, October 19, 12:00 noon.

Leann Mattis, EWC’s Admissions Coordinator, and Shanna Vargas, EWC’s Financial Aid Outreach Specialist will help you learn about the admissions process to any college, college costs, scholarships, and Financial Aid. You will get expert help on how to get started on your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form that is a vital step in getting help to pay for college.

All necessary materials, such as pens, pencils, computers to complete the FAFSA, and snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking to get your college questions answered. If intending to work on your FAFSA, please bring your 2019 Tax Information.

If you are not able to attend this evening’s event, you can attend a virtual presentation on Friday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To join this virtual meeting log onto the zoom meeting at https://ewc-wy.zoom.us/j/99800022858?pwd=UnRJS054RjZUV2lKdjFxWkZJak1KZz09

For more information about The Lancer Road Show in Glenrock, call Leann Mattis 307.532.8237 or email her at leann.mattis@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC to host The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night – Douglas Campus

Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night - Douglas Campus - Monday, October 19th - 7:00pmEastern Wyoming College will be hosting The Lancer Road Show at the EWC Campus in Douglas, Wyoming, Monday, October 19 from 7-9:00 pm.

Leann Mattis, EWC’s Admissions Coordinator, and Shanna Vargas, EWC’s Financial Aid Outreach Specialist will help you learn about the admissions process to any college, college costs, scholarships, and Financial Aid. You will get expert help on how to get started on your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form that is a vital step in getting help to pay for college.

All necessary materials, such as pens, pencils, computers to complete the FAFSA, and snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking to get your college questions answered. If intending to work on your FAFSA this night, please bring your 2019 Tax Information.

If you are not able to attend this evening’s event, you can attend a virtual presentation on Friday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To join this virtual meeting log onto the zoom meeting at https://ewc-wy.zoom.us/j/99800022858?pwd=UnRJS054RjZUV2lKdjFxWkZJak1KZz09

For more information about The Lancer Road Show in Douglas, call Leann Mattis 307.532.8237 or email her at leann.mattis@ewc.wy.edu.

 

EWC receives official notification of accreditation from ACEN

Eastern Wyoming College has received official notification from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) that the Board of Commissioners voted to affirm continuing accreditation for the associate nursing program, as the program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria reviewed during the focused visit following the implementation of the new Torrington Campus location. The Board also affirmed the next evaluation visit for Spring 2023.

The Board of Commissioners identified the following from their visit, “Financial support for the nursing program from local healthcare organizations along with collaboration to provide learning support without duplication of resources exceeds the normal expectation.”

“We are thrilled with all of our community partnerships, including not only Banner Health, but Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff and Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas. We are very proud of our program and hope to help critical access hospitals fully staff their facilities in the future,” said EWC Director of Nursing Suzey Delger.

Banner Health in Torrington provided the funds necessary to purchase 3 high-fidelity manikins, EKG machines, IV pumps, electric beds with nightstands, a gurney, a hospital-grade crib, and a simulated headboard with oxygen and suctioning. Banner Health in Torrington and Wheatland also allows their qualified nurses to work with EWC faculty as adjunct clinical instructors. Memorial Hospital of Converse County also supports the EWC nursing programs with additional, generous donations.

EWC awarded Perkins Consortium Grant

Eastern Wyoming College recently received notification of the successful receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Wyoming Department of Education for the Eastern Wyoming College Perkins Consortium’s Programming & Software Development Program of Study project (2020 Cutting Edge Grant).

This grant is the first consortium of its kind in the state and involves EWC along with the following school districts: Platte County 2, Niobrara County 1, and Weston 7.

The Cutting Edge grant will be used to implement two different initiatives for emerging technology in the Spring of 2021. The first step will be adding a new program of Programming & Software Development. The second step will be the development of innovative After School Programs and/or Enrichment Fridays to support Career & Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 7-12 who are enrolled in Guernsey-Sunrise, Niobrara County, Upton, and the Wyoming Virtual Academy. These schools serve approximately 650 7th-12th grade students.

The CTE After School program and/or Enrichment Fridays will be held virtually and face-to-face to allow all students an equal opportunity to participate, including those who live in rural areas. There will be three areas of exploration offered during the After School program and Enrichment Fridays: eSports, Coding, and general exploration of the 16 CTE pathways. The goal of the program is to close student equity gaps in access and completion and to encourage student attainment of relevant and rigorous technical skills. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Career & Technical Education pathways through exploration in a safe, fun environment. They can then enroll in the pathway of their choice through the CTE programs offered at their school.

The grant will be distributed as follows:

Perkins Consortium CTE Cutting Edge Grant Budget
Item Funded
Raspberry Pi Kits (45 students at $220) $9,900.00
eSports (113 students at $45) $5,085.00
eSports Sponsor Stipends (4 at $2503.75) $15,100.00
Total $25,000.00

“We are excited to partner with these districts and the Wyoming Department of Education to bring Perkins funding to schools where they have not been accessible in the past,” said Vice President for Academic Services Dr. Heidi Edmunds. “The consortium allows smaller districts to bring important programming and technology to their students.”

CDL informational meeting to be held at EWC

Eastern Wyoming College would like to invite all interested community members to an informational meeting about the new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) course offered at the College. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm in the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) 101.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet the new instructor, learn how to qualify, hear information on the application process, and review an outline of the course. Additionally, any questions about the course will be answered.

This informational meeting is free and open to the public. For any questions, please contact Donna White at 307.532.8323 or Steve Sinks at 307.532.8365.