Posts from May, 2020

EWC athletes excel in the classroom

Despite the disruption of the Spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19, the transition to online classes and the closure of the campus, EWC athletes excelled in the classroom.

“This is both a tribute to the student athletes themselves for overcoming this obstacle, and the Lancer Coaches for the recruitment and mentoring of the EWC student athletes,” said EWC Athletic Director Tom Andersen.  “The EWC faculty and staff must also be thanked and recognized for the tremendous job they have done in adjusting with the changes forced upon them by this pandemic. “

Following are the team GPA’s:

Women’s Basketball 3.47
Women’s Volleyball 3.45
Rodeo 3.34
Men’s Basketball 3.33
Men’s Golf 3.31

“EWC and the community of Torrington should be extremely proud of these accomplishments,” continued Andersen. “In addition EWC will have numerous athletes honored as Academic All Region 9, and Academic All Americans when those awards are announced.”

Eastern Wyoming College Announces the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the honor rolls for the Spring 2020 semester. There were 126 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full-time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must also be full-time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5, but less than 4.0.

President’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY- Colter Adams, Samantha Baumann, Kristen Boalch, Hannah Cline, Laurel Cline, Alicia Demott, Aubrey Demott, Nakalyn Garner, Jordan Hunt, Brooke Paules, Brandon Rein, Shane Roberts, Ashley Schlagel, Abbe Syrovatka, Autumn Zulauf

Albin, WY – Lash Branigan

Douglas, WY   Amanda Cowley, Jamie Ferguson, Celia Muncy, Trevor Sorg, Brandy Swisher

Cheyenne, WY – Megan Church, Lauren Mack, Katelynn Soske

Evansville, WY – Angella Perry

Glenrock, WY – Natalie Harris

Guernsey, WY – Shae Ibarra

Lovell, WY – Lily Jones

Newcastle, WY – Lori Bair

Saratoga, WY – Hailey Barkhurst. Sarah Burton

Veteran, WY –  Donna D’Hauwe, Kassidy McClun

Wheatland, WY – Logan Wilson

Breckenridge, CO – Oliver Trowbridge

Aurora, CO – Peyton Greeson

Parker, CO – Devyn Volz

Alliance, NE – Katelyn Nunes, Cody Shrewsbury

Atkinson, NE –  Mason Hale

Brewster, NE – Ty Bass

Gordon, NE – Brady Kersey

Henry, NE –Jessica Cotant

Lincoln, NE – Joshua Andreasen

Madison, NE- Kurtis Palmer

Mitchell, NE – Frances Plasencio, Anna Robbins

North Platte, NE – Zebulon Burke, Nathan Ostrander

Omaha, NE – Wali Womack

Scottsbluff, NE – Ricardo Morfin

Whitney, NE – Rachel Homrighausen

Hyrum, UT – Emma Larsen

North Logan, UT – Carter Berish

Three Rivers, TX –  RJ Moya

Prague, Czech Republic – Tomas Kubata

Rixheim, France – Charlene Hosley

Barcelona, Spain – Mar Bastida-Olivares

Gothenburg, Sweden – Alexander Karras

Luela, Sweden – Emma Strom

Ragunda, Sweden – Emilia Axelsson

Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY – Gina Anthony, Aleandra Battleson, Robert Cates, Stetson Griffis Huckfeldt, Joshua Posten, Katie Richardson, Laura Snyder

Big Piney, WY – Allyson Winkelman

Casper, WY – Danielle Gaither

Cheyenne, WY – Jada Ybarra, Bethany Bonilla, Shaylee Clark, Jacob Fogg, Yves-Marie Hess,

Blaine Lyman, Nicholas Mirich, Isabella Sanchez, Ashley Santora, Tyler Workman

Douglas, WY –  Jonathan Cook, Jaylene Oliver

Greybull, WY – Skyler Wrage

Guernsey, WY – Marlin Davis, Bailey Martin, Whitney Martin, Lakin Reichert

Hartville, WY – Isaac Falen

Lander, WY – Monica Cardera

Laramie, WY – Colby Clay

Lingle, WY – Rayden Alonzo, Paige Forkner, Amanda Riley

Rock Springs, WY – Samantha Griffin, Karissa Phillips

Wheatland, WY – Kayla Sowers

Arvada, CO – Emma Buzbee

Elizabeth, CO – Josephine Wasson

Ft. Morgan CO – Edwin Garcia

Greeley, CO – Jace Roselle

Haxtun, CO – Kylie Donovan

Council Bluffs, IA –Chloe Madrigal

Orlando, FL – Earl Baker, Jr.

Vicksburg, MS – Elaine Warren

Gildford, MT – Paij Peterson

Miles City, MT – Sandra Michaelson, Gagen Murray

Alliance, NE –  Kaleb Moss

Bassett, NE – Abby Thornburg

Chappell, NE – Taylor Stupka

Crawford, NE – Margaret Hughes

Gering, NE – Tre Patterson

Harrisburg, NE – Jadyn Cross

Hemingford, NE – Lora Wurst

Minatare, NE – Savannah Anderson

Scottsbluff, NE – Briana Enlow

North Babylon, NY – Curtis Fornchor

Hermosa, SD – Seth Shorb

Martin, SD – Karissa Rayhill

Euless, TX – Jadore Hayes

Kennewick, WA – Rachel Cobb

Florence, Italy – Vittoria Cacciavillani

Barcelona, Spain –  Paula Martinez-Sanz

Donostia, Spain – Ane Esnal Aguirre

Grnada, Spain – Nadia Montalban El-Hiriche

Lulea, Sweden – Jonatan Arvidsson

EWC Douglas campus receives approval to reopen May 26

Eastern Wyoming College, with support and guidance from Converse County Public Health officials, has received approval allowing the College to reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Beginning May 26th, the Douglas campus will be open 7:30 am – 4 pm, Monday – Thursday and 7:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday. Employees will work 50% of their time on campus and 50% from home. There will be safety screening involving temperature checks, a requirement of masks or face coverings, and 6-foot social distancing. Any employee, student, or visitor who is ill or has been ill are asked to avoid coming into the college.

“We have a few students who may need advising and some assistance with registration and we want to make sure we assist those students,” said Dr. Lesley Travers, President. “The Douglas campus is ready to assist current or potential students.”

The reopening plan will be posted in its entirety on the Colleges alert page located at: All visitors, patrons, students, and employees will be required to wear a mask or face covering while on campus.

“While the Douglas Campus is transitioning into the new normal, please know the health and safety of our students, staff and patrons are top priority. The college will be following state and county recommended protocols regarding social distancing and personal protection equipment, added Dr. Margaret Farley, Vice President of the Douglas Campus.  “We want to take all the necessary precautions to keep our doors open, flatten the curve, meet our students’ educational needs, and keep the college and community safe.”

The campus reopening also includes all Douglas Campus offices.

All employees and students who will return to campus will be required to attend training on appropriate safety protocols.


Covid-19 Reopening Safety Protocols

Cosmetology DepartmentRecently the College has received a question on the safety protocols taken with students who have returned to finish coursework for the Spring 2020 semester. There are a small number of welding, cosmetology, and barbering students who are back to finish courses. None of these students are living in the residence halls.

On the EWC alert page located at this link:, there are detailed plans of the safety precautions and required screening followed each day with students and employees.

A summary of those plans includes temperature checks, mask requirements, restricted numbers in groups, and sign in and out procedures. Employees, students, and visitors are not allowed on campus if they are sick or have been sick.

At the end of the first week of reopening nears, college officials, employees, and students have reported numerous examples of positive and safe interactions.

EWC Cosmetology and Barbering to reopen, seeking clients

The Eastern Wyoming College Cosmetology and Barbering school will reopen with limited access and by appointment only on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Students and patrons will follow safety and screening protocols. Face masks or face coverings will be required to be worn by all visitors, students, and employees on the EWC campus.

To schedule an appointment please call Cosmetology and Barbering at 307.532.8265.

EWC Torrington campus receives approval to reopen May 18

Eastern Wyoming College, with support and guidance from Goshen County Public Health officials and Goshen County Emergency Management, has received approval of a variance allowing the College to reopen on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Beginning May 18th, the Torrington campus will be open 7:30 am – 4 pm, Monday – Thursday and 7:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday. Employees will work 50% of their time on campus and 50% from home. There will be safety screening involving temperature checks, a requirement of masks or face coverings, and 6-foot social distancing.

“We are very excited to get our welding and cosmetology students back on campus and for them to finish their spring semester classes,” said EWC President Dr. Lesley Travers.  Some of these students already have employment and we want to make sure we don’t stand in their way.  Our concern is the safety of our personnel, our students and the public as we complete spring semester for some students.  Eastern Wyoming College has always been a safe place and we want to make sure it stays that way.  Safety of our students and personnel has always been one of our top priorities at EWC.

The reopening plan will be posted in its entirety on the Colleges alert page located at: All visitors, patrons, students, and employees will be required to wear a mask or face covering while on campus. A summary of how the plan impacts specific areas is summarized below.

Academic Services

Beginning May 18, Cosmetology, Barbering, Gunsmithing, Adult Education and certain Welding students will be permitted on EWC campuses to complete clinical and laboratory hours and testing requirements necessary for their program completion. Strict safety protocols will be adhered to by faculty and students at all times. Those safety protocols include temperature checks, a requirement of masks or face coverings, gloves, and 6-foot social distancing.

Students from the programs listed above will be contacted directly by their instructors regarding plans to reconvene.

The reopening of other academic areas and services such as the Library, Community Education, and the Testing Center will occur on a limited basis also beginning May 18.

The Cosmetology and Barbering Clinic floor will reopen for clients on a limited basis beginning Tuesday, May 19th by appointment only and with enhanced screening of clients. Patrons can call 307.532.8265 for an appointment.

Student Services

Beginning May 18, the EWC Fitness Center will reopen with limited hours and safety protocol. Hours will be Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am – 10:00 am. No more than 9 patrons are allowed to be in the facility at any given time. Patrons will be asked to complete a Patron COVID-19 Symptom/Tracing Form daily upon entry into the Fitness Center and patrons are required to wear protective masks while on the EWC campus and in the Fitness Center.

Housing reopening plans can be found in detail on the alert.

Student Services administrative offices including Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, Admissions, Registrar, and the Student Success Center will reopen May 18.

Douglas Campus plans are pending

The campus reopening also includes the following offices: President’s office, Institutional Development, Business Office, Information Center, Human Resources, and College Relations.

All employees and students who will return to campus will be required to attend training on appropriate safety protocols held on Monday, May 18. A recording will be provided for those who are unable to attend.


EWC Commencement and Pinning Ceremony

The EWC Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 8th at 7 pm by the release of a produced video of the ceremony. The video will include an address from Dr. Lesley Travers, President, a brief address from Mr. Robert Baumgartner, Chair of the EWC Board of Trustees and an address to students from EWC Student Senate President Mr. Josh Andreason. There will also be a commencement address by Governor Mark Gordon.

EWC Vice President of Academic Services, Dr. Heidi Edmunds, will confer the degrees and certificates with Dr. Travers and each of the graduates’ names, and degree or certificate will be read. The video will also highlight photos from employees and trustees as they send congratulations to all students.

“Graduation is a very important ceremony for all of us,” said Dr. Travers. “Because the safety of our students and employees is our number one priority, we chose to create a virtual commencement ceremony video so that we could recognize the accomplishments of our students.”

The Pinning Ceremony will be held by virtual video as well. The video will be release on Saturday, May 9th at 1 pm. This ceremony will include a welcome and address from Dr. Travers and brief comments from Mr. Baumgartner. The guest speaker is the Senator John Barrasso, M.D. Ms. Suzey Delger, Director of Nursing, will provide a Director’s address and will recite the nursing pledge. Ms. April Clark, nursing faculty, will read the nurse’s prayer and will provide comments to the students. There will be a student address from Raedel Kellogg. The nursing students have submitted videos of a mini home pinning ceremonies with the special people in their lives which are included in the ceremony video.

Ms. Delger added the following on the Pinning Ceremony, “While we would love to have everyone come together for this ceremony we are reminded that as Nurses we must do the right thing and keep all involved safe and well. We wish every graduating Nurse the very best”.

Both videos will be available on the EWC website, EWC Facebook page, and the link will be emailed to students.