Posts from January, 2021

EWC and TPD respond to campus threat

Staff from EWC (Eastern Wyoming College) and the TPD (Torrington Police Department) responded jointly to an emailed threat that was sent to a staff member at EWC from an email service hosted outside the United States.  The threat was received shortly after 1:00 this afternoon (January 26, 2021) and was not specific to the campus, staff, or students at EWC.

In an abundance of caution, EWC officials contacted the TPD to conduct an investigation and respond to the threat.  A sweep of the campus was completed to verify the safety of staff and students.  Nothing unusual or suspicious was found.

As the investigation was concluded, additional incidents of similar emailed threats were reported at other campuses in Wyoming and across the nation.

This incident is an unfortunate reminder that even in our safe community, it is important to remain vigilant and respond appropriately when concerns arise.

Eastern Wyoming College to host Lancer Look

Eastern Wyoming College is hosting Lancer Look on Monday, February 15, 2021.  Lancer Look is a visitation day that gives students the opportunity to tour the campus.  Students will also meet with instructors, coaches, activity sponsors, and visit a class.  Parents and students will also learn more about EWC scholarships and other federal financial aid, housing and enjoy lunch in the cafeteria.

Registration begins at 8:30 am in the lobby of the EWC Fine Arts Center. Lunch will be provided and there will be drawings for book waivers valued at $250 provided by the EWC Foundation.

Interested students should preregister to attend Lancer Look.  Registration is available on the EWC website at or by calling the EWC Admissions office at 307.532.8230.

EWC updates Fitness Center hours

With the start of the spring 2021 semester, the Eastern Wyoming College Fitness Center will have expanded hours beginning tomorrow, January 20th. New hours will be 5:00 am – 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The Center will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


EWC announces women’s basketball schedule change

The Athletic Department at Eastern Wyoming College has announced that the game with Northwestern Colorado scheduled on January 31st has be rescheduled to Monday, February 1st at 5:00 pm.

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

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the honor rolls for the Fall 2020 semester. There were 119 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: Kristen Boalch, Mariah Frisby, Nakalyn Garner, Ashlee Miller, Audrey Perry, Bailey Powell, Ashley Riley

Casper, WY: Mariah Frisby, Shaelyn Sims

Chugwater, WY: Sabryna Schaffer

Douglas, WY: Boyd Durham, Trevor Sorg, Brandy Swisher

Elk Mountain: Freddie Wagner

Fort Bridger, WY: Tynnille Hansen

Gillette, WY: Scott Edwards

Green River: Samantha Griffin

Hawk Springs, WY: Ashley Shimic

Laramie, WY: Kaylee Gardner

Lovell, WY: Lily Jones

Lusk, WY: Brittany Barney, Cassandra Callender, Erika Hill, McKenzie McNamara, Janna Szynskie

Wheatland, WY: Makenzie Johnson, Tyler Starkson, Sierra Ward, Logan Wilson

Dinosaur, CO: Tiffany Holmes

Hardin, MT: Myah Reiger

Alliance, NE: Cody Shrewsbury

Chadron, NE: Krysta Dawson

Henry, NE: Jessica Cotant

Mitchell, NE: Jonathan Pieper

North Platte, NE: Nathan Ostrander

Scottsbluff, NE: Emily Refice

Wall, SD: Jayton McKay

North Logan, UT: Carter Berish

Prague, Czech Republic: Tomas Kubata

Buettelborn, Germany: Malin Beuck

Temerin, Serbia: Vanja Tomic

Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY: Samantha Baumann, Rayleigh Ferguson, Ioni Finch, Jordan Hunt, Ashley Ponce, Taylor Ponce, Brandon Rein, Jillian Rodenberger, Laura Snyder, Brody Staman, Alexis Wheeler, Shannon Wallace

Big Piney, WY: Allyson Winkelman

Casper, WY: Catherine Glaza

Cheyenne, WY: Shaylee Clark, Rachel Cunningham, Tyce Holmes, Donovan Johnson, Blaine Lyman, Isabella Sanchez, Jada Ybarra

Douglas, WY: Jeremy Brown, Jace Florquist, Douglas MacDonald, Ruth Muncy, Melissa Peterson, Cheyanne Trujillo, John Wolfe

Fort Laramie, WY: Brittany Thomas

Gillette, WY: Emma Hauber

Guernsey, WY: Bailey Martin, Whitney Martin, Zavier McClain

Greybull, WY: Skyler Wrage

Lander, WY: Monica Cardera

Laramie, WY: Jordan Hunt, Harley Wick

Lingle, WY: Steve Peden, Amanda Riley

Rock Springs, WY: Karissa Phillips

Veteran, WY: Donna D’Hauwe

Wheatland, WY: Stetson Griffis, Patrick Kernan

Worland, WY: Anna Watson

Sacramento, CA: Quincy Taylor

Aurora, CO: Isaac Tesfaye 

Breckenridge, CO: Oliver Trowbridge

Elizabeth, CO: Josephine Wasson

Greeley, CO: Lindsey Williams

Holyoke, CO: Lauren Bergner

Kersey, CO: Sterling Wolfe

Parker, CO: Devyn Volz

Ovid, CO: Teagan Abts

Wellington, CO: Baily Coombs

Walsenburg, CO: Katherine Crisp

Ansley, NE: Brett McAbee

Big Springs, NE: Josee Saults 

Chadron, NE: Alexys Fernandez

Cozad, NE: Andrew Millermon

Hemingford, NE: Lora Wurst

Minatare, NE: Daniel Hiltgen

Mitchell, NE: Tristyn McKiney

Rushville, NE:  Kaden Vincent

Scottsbluff, NE: Jadyn Cross

West Point, NE: Dalton Wieneke

Hot Springs, SD: Morgan Madsen

Ephraim, UT: Tyler Wallace

Farmington, UT: Brendan Thomas

Hyrum, UT: Emma Larsen

Vienna, Austria: Natalie Kalaydjiev

Limburg, Belgium: Tim VanStiphout

Sarajevo, Bosnia: Lejla Viteskic

Paris, France: Grace Roels

Belgrade, Serbia: Anja Vuleta

Novi Sad, Serbia: Jelena Jablanov

Zrenjanin, Serbia: Ivona Zarin

Barcelona, Spain:  Carla Bastida

Madrid, Spain: Conrado Chozas

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: Montse Gutierrez Ibanez

2020 NJCAA PING All-American Teams Named

EWC golfer Tomas Kubata

Tomas Kubata

EWC golfer JoVin Tan

JoVin Tan

Over the holiday break Eastern Wyoming College received notification from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) of the 2020 NJCAA PING All-American Teams.

EWC golfer Tomas Kubata was named to the NJCAA Division I PING All-American Second Team. Teammate JoVin Tan was named to the Honorable Mention team in the same category.

“Tomas had a great freshmen fall season to help him earn this great honor. I wish that him, JoVin and the rest of the team could have built on a strong fall season but COVID had other plans” said Coach Zach Smith. “Tomas has been a tremendous team captain this year, I’m excited to see how things go for him this spring. JoVin is playing for Texas A&M – Commerce and is enjoying his time down there and getting ready for the spring season.”

No spectators allowed at EWC athletic games until February 1

Eastern Wyoming College AthleticsEastern Wyoming College Athletic Director Tom Andersen has announced that due to COVID restrictions and precautions, spectators will not be allowed at home competitions for the beginning of the spring season. College officials will closely monitor and reevaluate conditions until February 1st at which time restrictions may ease. This restriction will impact volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball home games.

“Our schedules will be very tentative on a week to week basis so fans should closely monitor our website and social media pages for any changes or updates,” said Coach Tom Andersen. “We are doing what we can to have as much of a season as possible.”

Andersen also shared that all National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) guidelines, as well as local and state health orders, will be followed and monitored as college officials work to determine any changes with the safety of student-athletes, staff, attendees and the community in mind.

All games will be streamed by the College with information for live events on the College’s website and social media platforms.

EWC officials finalize start to spring 2021 semester

Eastern Wyoming College officials have announced finalized plans for the start of the spring 2021 semester which begins on Tuesday, January 19th.

Students attending at the main campus in Torrington will begin all courses as originally scheduled. For example, students who registered for a class that is scheduled to be delivered face-to-face, will attend face-to-face. Students who registered for a class that is scheduled to be delivered online, will attend the class online.

Students attending at the Douglas Campus will begin classes in a blended model. Those students in hands-on programs such as gunsmithing and nursing, will attend classes face-to-face. Students in other courses will begin the semester in a zoom or online delivery method. Students should directly email their instructor to confirm the mode of delivery of their scheduled course.

College officials review campus, county, state and national data on a weekly basis and will make modifications to course delivery, at three-week intervals, as warranted by collected data.

Residence hall students will be required to complete a health screening form during the check-in process.  Spring 2021 student residence life will be limited to students residing in housing during the fall 2020 semester. New housing requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Housing Director. Please contact Mr. Jim Rorabaugh for additional information. He can be reached at 307.532.8336 or by email at

EWC mandates that masks will be worn in all EWC facilities, even if individuals are able to maintain six-foot social distancing. All state and county public health orders will be strictly followed at all times on every campus and in each facility.

The EWC Operational Plan, which is currently being finalized, breaks modes of operation down into three phases based on the analysis of collected data. Based on that review, the Torrington Campus will begin operations following Phase I guidelines and adherence to state and county health orders. The Douglas Campus will begin operations following Phase II guidelines and adherence to state and county health orders. The draft Operational Plan can be found on the EWC website

Weekly analysis by the Crisis Committee of data will also be posted on the website.



Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas, WY will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Wyoming Equality/ Martin Luther King, Jr. day. College offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.



Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Wyoming Equality/ Martin Luther King, Jr. day. The Fitness Center will be open normal hours. College offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.