Posts from May, 2022

EWC connection to the National Student Clearinghouse for transcripts re-established

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that the connection with the National Student Clearinghouse for student transcripts has been re-established. The connection had been impacted by the cyber-event which took place in June 2021. Beginning Monday, May 9, 2022, the EWC Records Office will no longer be sending paper transcripts of student’s grades to transferring colleges and universities, potential employers and others. The agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse will allow for the issuance of transcripts electronically which will decrease the time necessary for sending and receiving transcripts. The cost of this service will be $7.25 per transcript which will be paid to the Clearinghouse.

Students can access the National Student Clearinghouse directly for transcripts or they may use the transcript link on the EWC website at

With this change, EWC joins all of the other Wyoming Community Colleges in issuing electronic transcripts. When ordering transcripts from the Clearinghouse, students will have the option of sending and/or receiving them electronically, in paper format or the pick them up at the EWC Records Office on the main campus in Torrington.

Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Keith Kautz to speak at EWC Commencement

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that Wyoming Supreme Court Justice, Keith Kautz, has been selected as the commencement speaker at the 73rd annual event to be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The Honorable Justice Kautz was appointed to his position on August 4, 2015, by Governor Matthew H. Mead, and was retained in office in the general election in November 2016. Justice Kautz served as a District Judge in Wyoming’s Eighth Judicial District (Goshen, Platte, Converse and Niobrara Counties) from January 1993 to August 2015. Before taking the bench, Justice Kautz practiced law in Sheridan and Torrington. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1975 and from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1978.

While on the bench, Justice Kautz served on numerous boards and commissions including the Wyoming Board of Judicial Policy and Administration, Wyoming Civil and Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committees and the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics. He is a Commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission. Justice Kautz is the chair of Wyoming’s Continuing Judicial Education Committee and Criminal Division of Wyoming’s Permanent Rules Advisory Committee.

Justice Kautz has been married for 47 years (Karen) and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Graduates earning Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate Degree in Nursing will participate in the 10:00 am ceremony. Those graduates earning an Associate of Applied Science or Certificate will participate in the 2:00 pm ceremony.

Ms. Kelly Strampe, Associate Professor – English and Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Head, will serve as the Master of Ceremony for both ceremonies.

Dr. Richard Patterson, Interim President, will provide a welcome and introduce special guests. Student Senate President, Mr. Jonathan Pieper, will address the graduates on behalf of the students.

Justice Kautz will speak followed by EWC Foundation President Mr. Todd Peterson presenting the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Albert C. Conger Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Roger Humphrey, Vice President for Academic Services will present the candidates for graduation. Following will be the presentation of degrees and certificates by Mr. Robert Baumgartner, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

The EWC Commencement Ceremony will be available by webcast. Please visit the College’s website at or social media pages for the link. For more information about Commencement at EWC, please call 307.532.8303.

EWC announces a date change for the upcoming Community Education Dog Obedience Level II class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a date change to the following class.

Dog Obedience Level II

You and your dog have graduated from Level I, and you and your dog think you are ready for more advanced training.  This class will fine-tune your dog’s repertoire of obedience behaviors. Unlike Level I you and your dog will both come to the first class.

CURRENT VETERINARIAN CERTIFICATE FOR VACCINATIONS: DHPP/RABIES/BORDETELLA; choke collar, 6-foot leash, treats if using them as a training tool.

New class dates will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 24 – June 14 from 6-7:00 pm. The cost of this class is $65.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them in the CTEC building at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC to hold Gunsmithing open house

Eastern Wyoming College will be holding an open house for the community to visit and explore the Gunsmithing program. The Open House is being held on Thursday, May 12th, 4-7:00 pm at 800 South Wind River Drive in Douglas.

Students will be showcasing the projects that they produce throughout the two-year program.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact the campus at 307.624.7000.

Eastern Wyoming College - Gunsmithing - Open House

EWC wins 4th straight Region IX championship

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team has won their 4th straight Region IX title following their home competition held on April 28-29. The Lancers also won their home tournament with a score of 579. Northeastern Junior College was 2nd with 582.

“It was great to get one last Region IX win with this group, especially the sophomores. We had an all sophomore line up for our starting 6 players that count towards the team scores and they delivered,” said Coach Zach Smith. “This has been the toughest competition in Region IX golf since I started coaching about 8 years ago, so to win the regional title feels great. We ended up having 4 guys on the first and second team all-region teams, which are the top 8 golfers in our region. The first team consisted of Brendan Thomas who won the region and Russel Sprecher got third. The second team had Joshua Wiese in 7th place and Johannes Lindstrom in 8th. It’s been a great season, despite some of the weather barriers that we seem to always face in the spring. I’m so proud of these guys and can’t wait to see what they do as they move on from EWC. We are excited to compete in the NJCAA National Championship May 10-13 in Odessa, TX.”

Leading the Lancers for the tournament was sophomore Brendan Thomas, Farmington, UT, with scores of 69, 69 – 138. He finished in a three-way tie for first. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Russel Sprecher, sophomore, Casper, WY – 71, 71 – 143, 4th
Owen Walsh, sophomore, Ottawa, Canada – 73, 74 – 147, 6th
Simon Carlgren, freshman, Falkoping, Sweden – 71, 77 – 148, tied 7th
Johannes Lindstrom, sophomore, Falkoping, Sweden – 76, 73 – 149, tied 9th
Oscar Behle, freshman, Falkoping, Sweden – 76, 73 – 149, tied 9th
Joshua Wiese, freshman, Cape Town, South Africa – 77, 73 – 150, 11th
Remington Newell, sophomore, Spanish Fork, UT – 76, 75 – 151, tied 12th
Tim Van Stiphout, sophomore, Hasselt, Belguim – 74, 78 – 152, tied 14th
Conrado Chozas, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 77, 81 – 158, 29th
Andrew Stannard, freshman, Laramie, WY – 82, 82 – 164, tied 33rd

Final Region IX standings were as follows:

Thomas, tied 1st
Sprecher, tied 3rd
Wiese, 7th
Lindstrom, 8th
Behle, tied 10th
Newell, 13th
Van Stiphout, 14th
Chozas, tied 15th
Walsh, tied 22nd
Carlgren, 27th

The Lancers finished 1st in the region with 99 points. Northeastern Junior College was 2nd with 72 point and McCook Community College was 3rd with 71 points.

The Lancers will compete at the NJCAA national tournament in Odessa, TX, May 10-13.