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Several EWC team ropers in top ten at Sheridan College rodeo

Eastern Wyoming College team ropers occupied four of the top ten short round qualifying spots recently at the Sheridan College rodeo. Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO and partner Brit Ellerman, University of Wyoming, finished the long round in second place with a time of 6.8 seconds. They finished the rodeo in 4th place in the average. The EWC team of Blaine Finney, freshman, Ainsworth, NE and Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE won third in the long round with a time of 6.9 seconds. They were 5th in the average. Tate Benson, freshman, Scobey, MT and partner Cotey Hansen, sophomore, Berthold, NE were 5th and 6th respectively in the long go and short go. Rounding out the team roping for the Lancers was the team of Logan Milligan, freshman, Torrington, WY, and partner Joby Barquin, Casper College who were 7th in the long round with a time of 7.4 seconds.

Finney also qualified for the short round in the steer wrestling by placing 4th in the long round with a time of 4.8 seconds.

In the tie down roping, Yates was 4th in the long round and 5th in the average. Also qualifying for the short round were Cody Colman, sophomore, O’Neill, NE and Cody Lane, sophomore, Torrington, WY.

Bull rider Dalton Cunningham, sophomore, Bloomfield, NE was 5th in the long round and average.

The season continues with the next college rodeo taking place in Lamar, Colorado.

EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR & First Aid class

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR & First Aid class on October 20, 2014 from 5:30 pm-9:30 pm. This class will be held in the Community Training Center on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $45 and a book (optional) is $15.

A three hour recertification class will be held Tuesday October 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This class will be held in the Community Training Center and the cost will be $45 and a book (optional) $15.

To register for this class, contact the Workforce Development office, 307.532.8328 or Donna White at 307.532.8323.

EWC volleyball posters now available

Volleyball Poster 2014-2015

The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancer volleyball team posters will be available beginning Friday, October 3rd when the Lancers take on Central Wyoming College at 7 pm. The posters will continue to be available at the remaining home games for the Lancers while supplies last. “The poster turned out great and we look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming games,” said Athletic Director David Vondy.

The Lancers will hold a Dig Pink event at their home game on October 10th. EWC will host Torrington High School vs Worland that evening beginning at 3pm with the varsity team at 5 pm prior to the Lancers game against Northwest College at 7 pm. All will be taking part in fundraising activities with Banner Health participating as well. T-shirts will be on sale for $15, a 50/50 drawing and raffles for themed baskets created by the EWC Volleyball team will be available. The Lancers Golf Team will be there for a chance to “Meet the Lancers” and to sign posters in the lobby prior to the EWC vs Northwest game.

“We are so excited to be a part of such a great collaborative effort amongst our institutions for a cause that has touched so many of us. We would like to thank the Eastern Wyoming College community for their continued support of our efforts,” said Coach Julie Sherbeyn.

Those interested in learning more about becoming a Lancer should contact Coach Julie Sherbeyn at 307.532.8248 or by email at

EWC Highlights class date change

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a date change for the Travel Log: A View of Thailand.

The class will be held on Thursday October 9 from 6 – 8 pm in Tebbet Room 131 and is free and open to the public.

The Thai people call their home “land of freedom” because Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia never colonized by a European power, thus they’ve not experienced a detachment from their culture. Although Thailand is a primary travel destination for over 16 million foreigners a year who want to experience the great food, tropical climate, majestic mountains, and great beaches, this travel log will have a bit different focus. Our tour guide, Court Merrigan lived in Thailand for five years and returned to Thailand with his family this past summer. He will bring a not-so touristy focus in his presentation, and a view of the country that only a person who has actually lived in Thailand could have. Join Court as he shares his Thailand experience through words and picture.

All attendees must complete a class registration form and can be done by calling the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC team ropers bring home top spots from CSC rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team recently competed in the Chadron State College rodeo held in Chadron, Nebraska where EWC team ropers finished in three of the top ten spots.

Sophomore team roper Levi O’Keeffe, Mohall, ND and partner Brady Wakefield, Gillette College, won the team roping with a time of 13.0 seconds on two rounds. Torrington freshman Logan Milligan and partner Joby Barquin, Casper College, were second in the average with a time of 15.0 seconds. Fifth in the average were the team of Blaine Finney, freshman, Ainsworth, NE and Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE.

AJ Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE was third in the steer wrestling and third in the tie down roping.

Teammate Dustin Dailey, sophomore, Long Pine, NE was 7th in the steer wrestling.

Sophomore Bailey Schaack, Hyannis, NE, qualified for the short round in the barrel racing and teammate Shai Schaefer, sophomore, Torrington, WY qualified for the short round in the breakaway roping.

“The men’s team had another good weekend. Return champion Levi O’Keeffe won the rodeo. Good to see Levi off to a great start again. He is very talented and has a good partner,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “Sophomore AJ Freeman had a great rodeo placing high in two events. We still haven’t had our best rodeo but are good in the standings.”

The Lancer rodeo team will travel to Sheridan, Wyoming for their next competition.

Yates kicks off the fall rodeo season with a win

Sophomore team roper Trey Yates from Pueblo, CO started off the fall rodeo season by winning the long go around with partner Brit Ellerman who is a member of the UW rodeo team. The pair went on to win the short go around at the Central Wyoming College rodeo with a time of 7.2 seconds.

Teammates Tate Benson, freshman, Scobey, MT and partner Cotey Hansen, sophomore, Berthold, ND were second at the rodeo. Also qualifying for the short go round of team roping were Trevor Schnaufer, freshman, Pueblo, CO with partner Clint Buringa, UW; Levi O’Keefe, sophomore, Mohall, ND with partner Brady Wakefield, GC; freshman Logan Milligan with partner Joby Barquin, CC; and Caden Packer, sophomore, Sturgis, SD and partner Syerra Christensen, LCCC.

In the bull riding, sophomore Dalton Cunningham, Bloomfield, NE, won the rodeo with a 77 point bull ride.

Steer wrestler Danny Manning, freshman, Hemingford, NE, was 8th in the long go around and finished the rodeo in 7th place in the average.

Sophomore Bailey Schaack, Hyannis, NE, was 8th in the barrel racing.

“Our men’s team competed very well this weekend and earned quite a few points. We are still a long ways from our best rodeo though,” added Coach Jake Clark. “We were very strong in the team roping with quite a few earning points in that event. Dalton is coming off of an injury from last year to win the bull riding at the first rodeo. It is great to see that. We struggled on the women’s side at this first rodeo, but we have some great talent and they will compete well.”

EWC to host Longmire Author

Craig Johnson

The Eastern Wyoming College Library will host Wyoming Author Craig Johnson on October 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm in the EWC Library. This is part of the One Book Wyoming program that is sponsored by the Wyoming State Library
Johnson, who is from Ucross, Wyoming is the author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which is the basis for the hit drama, Longmire, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff. It has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming State Historical Association’s Book of the Year, won France’s Le Prix 813. Another Man’s Moccasins was the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers’ Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller, as was As the Crow Flies. Mr. Johnson will have books available to purchase and sign.

This event is free and open to the public with the library providing light refreshments. The EWC Library is located at 3200 West C Street in Torrington. For more information, please call the Eastern Wyoming College Library at 307.532.8375.

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EWC Volleyball Team announce Suicide Awareness Night

The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancer Volleyball team in conjunction with EWC Student Senate and Student Housing will play for Suicide Awareness on September 30 at 7 pm as they take on Laramie County Community College.

T-shirts will be available for a free-will donation, a 50/50 drawing will be held with the proceeds going to help former teammate Devin Williams and her sister’s scholarship fund.

EWC Counselor, Michele Ogburn will be on hand with information on suicide prevention and training

EWC students and instructors volunteer at TMS


Student and instructor volunteers from Eastern Wyoming College helped stuff back packs at Torrington Middle School on September 24.

EWC announces HLC Focus Visit

Eastern Wyoming College will host a two-member team on campus in Torrington on October 6-7, 2014 for a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Focus Visit on Diversity.

Team members include Dr. Benjamin Young, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and Dr. Iwalani Else, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at College of Saint Scholastica.

While on campus the team will meet with EWC administration, faculty, staff and students regarding the College’s diversity efforts.

For more information regarding this HLC visit, please contact Dr. Dee Ludwig at 307.532.8221 or by email at