Hongxia Boulden’s Success Story

The Adult Education Program at Eastern Wyoming College would like to share Hongxia Boulden’s great success story. Hongxia was one of our best former ESL students. She first enrolled in the AE Program at Eastern Wyoming College in September 2011; she started at the high beginning level and exited the program in June 2013 as an Advanced ESL student. While taking ESL classes, Hongxia enrolled at Eastern Wyoming College as a full-time student.

When she decided to pursue postsecondary education, she was a little bit worried that her English language abilities would prevent her from being placed into mainstream college level classes. So she spent many hours with her ESL instructor, Gabriela Banville, also preparing for the COMPASS test as well as improving her English language communication abilities. She took her COMPASS test and earned a near perfect score in writing. She finished her first year here at EWC with a very high GPA.

Mikaela Piaseck’s Success Story

Learning to live with a disability has not been without its challenges, but Mikaela Piasecki has learned to overcome these challenges and has earned her high school equivalency from EWC. Mikaela’s story appeared in the Douglas-Budget newspaper in February 2016.

Mikaela is now pursuing postsecondary education and dreams of becoming a massage therapist. Now that she has completed her high school equivalency she is a volunteer tutor at the Adult Education Center in Glenrock. She is also actively involved in a special project with another Adult Education student from Lusk where the two students hope to write and publish a musical version of a literary piece of work! The Adult Education instructors at EWC are very proud of Mikaela’s accomplishments and of her goals!