Posts from October, 2021

EWC Community Education announces new dog obedience class

The Eastern Wyoming College Community Education office in Torrington announces by popular demand a special session of Level I Dog Obedience class for SMALL DOGS ONLY.  Small dogs are those that generally weigh less than 30 pounds as an adult. Examples of small dogs would be miniature dachshund, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, most toy breeds.

This class will be held on Mondays, November 8 through December 13, from 6-7:00 pm in the CTEC Building commons area. The cost of this class is $65. Test day will be Wednesday, December 15.

The first session of each class will be for the dog owner/handler only, no dogs yet.  Please bring your leash so you can learn your function in the training process.

Dog owners, in 7 sessions you and your dog learn to come/here, sit, down, stay, heel, wait, as well as proper socialization.

Requirements:  Current Veterinarian Certificate for Vaccinations: DHPP/RABIES/BORDATELLA; choke collar, 6-foot leash, treats if using them as a training tool. Participants must be able to control their dog on a leash before coming to the class; participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at each class.

For more information about this class or others, please call the Community Ed office at 307.532.8323 or stop in at 3200 West C in the CTEC building.


Lancers win Otero golf tournament to wrap up fall season

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team completed the fall season with the Otero Junior College tournament held October 7-8. The Lancers won the tournament with a score of 558. McCook Community College was second with 567.

“The guys played insanely well on Thursday, all 6 guys shot level or under par. I think that was the first time that we’ve done that since I started coaching over 8 years ago,” said Coach Zach Smith. “They followed it up with a solid day-two to get the team win and Russel walked away with the individual win. Getting some wins, the last two weeks has been huge in the overall battle for another region 9 championship and a possible birth to our 8th straight national championship appearance. We’ll work hard in the gym, in the classroom and on the course when weather permits this off-season to maintain momentum going into the spring season.”

Leading the Lancers and winning the tournament was sophomore Russel Sprecher from Casper, WY. Sprecher shot 66, 72 – 138. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Conrado Chozas, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 69, 70- 139, 2nd

Joshua Wiese, freshman, Cape Town, South Africa – 70, 70 – 140, 3rd

Johannes Lindstrom, sophomore, Falkoping, Sweden – 70, 71 – 141, tied 4th

Brendan Thomas, sophomore, Farmington, UT – 70, 73 – 143, 8th

Remington Newell, sophomore, Spanish Fork, UT – 69, 78 – 147, tied 11th

The Lancers will begin their spring season March 24-25 in Lamar, CO.

EWC concludes fall rodeo season in Lamar

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo wrapped up the fall season of rodeos in Lamar, CO October 8-10.

Karissa Rayhill continues to earn points each weekend in her events. In the barrel racing, she was 2nd in the first round, 4th in the short round and finished 3rd in the average. In the goat tying, she split 2nd and 3rd in the first round.

Sophomore Tristan Hunter, Ardmore, SD and team roping partner Ty Moser, freshman, Volga, SD were 5th in the first round and 3rd in the short round. They ended the weekend winning 2nd in the team roping average.

The Lancers will begin their spring season March 18-20 in Gillette. They will host the Lancer rodeo March 25-27.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Saturday, October 23rd.  Appointments will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude at 1:30 pm. The student technicians will do minimal brushing and do not shave out mats. A current rabies certificate is required to participate. If you have a dog that is scared of the dryer, they need to be here early so they can stay until they are dry.

Pricing per dog is as follows:


Small Dog (0-20#) $10

Medium Dog (20.1-50#) $12

Large Dog (50.1 – 90#) $15

Extra Large Dog (90.1 and above) $20.00

Added charge for long hair: (Require additional grooming and Drying Time)

$5.00 per dog

Other Services:

Nail trim: $10

If the weather permits, the students will set up a registration table outside of the north entrance to the Veterinary Technology building.

Vet Tech students will be calling previous customers for appointments. To make an appointment please contact Raeghan at 307.254.4793. Leave a message and a student will return your call.

Community invited to participate in developing presidential profile

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new president and are committed to offering the community opportunities to provide input. Members of the community are invited to participate in a community forum to provide suggestions on the presidential profile.

This open forum will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 4:30-5:30 pm. Dr. Walt Nolte, EWC’s search consultant will be on campus conducting the forum.

The forum will be held in the Dolores Kaufman Boardroom, Tebbet Classroom Building, Room 274.

Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas. If you are unable to participate, but would like to provide feedback, please email your comments to:

For more information, please contact Holly Lara, Search Liaison at 307.532.8330


EWC Board of Trustees issue statement

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees would like to release the following statement:

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees, as a whole, recognizes the incredible hardship that the pandemic, over the last 20 months, has brought to the EWC community. Students, faculty, staff and administrators have faced severe budget cuts, health crises, supply chain issues, a divided public over the best course of action for all and a very disruptive cyber event.

Along the way there have been a lot of questions and concerns raised about the decisions made during this tumultuous time. None of the decisions made over the past several months have been easy, not without compromise or heartburn. The Board of Trustees has been engaged in thoughtful and meaningful discussions with Dr. Travers and the administration every step of the way. We have full confidence in Dr. Travers and the leadership team and their ability to lead EWC. The board stands by the difficult choices that we have made.

The entire country, and the community colleges have not been exempt, have faced challenges never before seen. The Boards’ goal, shared by the President, is to help ensure EWC comes out of the pandemic as a stronger and nimbler institution that continues to provide high quality education to our students. Only by working together as students, faculty staff and leadership can we accomplish that goal.

We especially want to share that we recognize the diligent effort and commitment of ALL EWC employees to bring us through these trying times. It is imperative that all students, faculty, staff, administration and Dr. Travers know that they continue to have our full support.

Respectfully submitted by the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees

Mr. Robert Baumgartner, Chair
Dr. Judith Bartmann, Vice Chair
Mr. Tom John McCreery, Treasurer
Mr. Randy Adams, Secretary
Mr. John Patrick, member
Mr. Kurt Sittner, member
Mr. Mike Varney, member
Mr. Jim Willox, Converse County Advisory Member

EWC Foundation presents Bar J Wranglers

EWC Foundation Proudly Presents - Bar J Wranglers - Sunday, October 24th, 2021 - 2pmThe Eastern Wyoming College Foundation is pleased to present the Bar J Wranglers in their farewell tour for a performance in Torrington on Sunday, October 24th at 2:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

Admission to the concert is free with a ticket. Tickets are available at the EWC Community Education office through October 20th. Then there will be 100 additional tickets available at the door the day of the event.

For more information, contact Donna White at 307.532.8213.

EWC golfers win Lamar tournament

Lancer Gold Team at Lamar Community College Golf Tournament - Russel Sprecher & Brendan Thomas

Russel Sprecher, Brendan Thomas

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team competed in Lamar, CO September 30-October 1 and won the two-day tournament with a score of 559. McCook Community College finished 2nd with a score of 571.

“The guys played GREAT both days to get a huge win. It felt really good, all the guys played well to get a team win and a tie for the individual win between Russel and Brendan,” said Coach Zach Smith. “Every tournament in the region this year is going to be tight, so we need to bring it both days like we did this week if we want to win the Region 9 championship again this year. The guys know that and we are working hard to keep things going. We are excited to try and finish the season strong in La Junta next week.”

Sophomores Russel Sprecher and Brendan Thomas tied for the tournament win. Sprecher shot 71, 69 – 140 and Thomas shot 75, 65 – 140. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Remington Newell – sophomore, Spanish Fork, UT, 70, 71 – 141 – tied 3rd
Joshua Wiese – freshman, Cape Town, South Africa, 73, 69 – 142 – 5th
Johannes Lindstrom – freshman, Falkoping, Sweden, 71, 73 – 144 – tied 6th
Oscar Behle – freshman, Hjarup, Sweden, 75, 73 – 148 – tied 16th

The Lancers will conclude their fall season at the Otero Junior College tournament October 7-8.


Lancers continue to gather points at CWC rodeo

EWC Lancer Rodeo at Central Wyoming College RodeoThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team competed in Riverton, WY October 1-3 at the annual rodeo hosted by Central Wyoming College.

Karissa Rayhill, a sophomore from Martin, SD continues to earn points toward her quest for a College National Finals Rodeo qualification. She split 1st/2nd in the first round of the goat tying, split 6th / 7th in the short round and finished tied for 3rd/4th in the average. In the barrel racing,  she split 3rd/4th in the first round, split 5th/6th in the short round and finished 4th in the average.

Freshman Cort McBride, Meridan, WY, won the first round of the team roping with partner Bodie Herring, Casper College with a time of 6.4 seconds. They were 5th in the short round and finished 4th in the average.

Ty Moser, freshman, Volga, SD, was 5th in the first round of tie down roping. He split 5th/6th in the short round and ended the weekend 4th in the average.

“Karissa had a great weekend and we also had some of the women’s team finish just out of the top 10,” said Coach Jake Clark. “This young men’s team is just getting stronger every weekend.”

The Lancers will conclude their fall season October 8-10 in Lamar, CO.


EWC seeking interested community members to serve on Presidential Search committee

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees have begun the search process for a new president. Dr. Lesley Travers announced her retirement effective at the conclusion of her contract on June 30, 2022.

The Trustees have engaged the services of Gold Hill Associates to conduct the search and are seeking individuals interested in serving on the search committee. The Board will appoint a committee that represents our college constituents with regard to gender, ethnicity and length of tenure.

Interested individuals should submit their name and qualifications on the form provided on the EWC website at The deadline for submission is October 11, 2021.