Douglas Community Ed News Posts

Financial Aid Frenzy offers free FAFSA help in Douglas

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a vital step in getting help to pay for college.  By attending Financial Aid Frenzy on October 6, students and families can get free, expert help in filling out this important form online at

Financial Aid Frenzy will be held from 1-3 pm at the Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus located at 800 South Wind River Drive. College-bound students must complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA to qualify for federal financial aid, which includes Pell Grants, Supplemental Grants, and Work-Study, as well as student and parent loans, for the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition, some types of state aid, and many institutional scholarships and grants offered by colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools require FAFSA info to determine eligibility. FAFSA assistance is available to any student wanting to attend any college; all are welcome to attend this event.

Students 23 years of age or younger should attend the Financial Aid Frenzy with at least one parent and bring their parents’ and their own completed 2016 IRS tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2016 income, asset and benefits information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend and bring their (and their spouses, if applicable) own completed 2016 tax returns W-2 forms, and other 2016 income, asset and benefits information.

All necessary materials, such as pens, pencils, calculators, and computers to complete the FAFSA will be provided.  This event is free and open to anyone seeking assistance with the FAFSA.

For more information about the FAFSA Frenzy on the Douglas Campus call 307.624.7000. For financial aid questions, call the Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8224.

EWC Weather Closure — Douglas

Due to the weather, the Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will be closing at 5 pm today.  All evening classes for Tuesday, February 7, 2017 are canceled.

EWC taking registrations for upcoming CNA course to be held at Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a Certified Nurse Assistant course at the Douglas Campus, Tuesday and Thursdays, March 1 through April 27, 5:30 to 9:25 pm.

This class is worth 4 transferable college credits. It requires a background check and TB test. Space is limited to 12 students, and students are encouraged to register early. Workforce scholarships may be available to those students who qualify.

For more information or to register for this course please contact the Douglas Campus at 307.624.7000.

The Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will close today

The Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will close today, Monday, December 05, 2016 at 4:30 pm due to the weather.  All Monday night classes and activities at the Douglas Campus are cancelled.  For updated information visit the EWC website at or follow Eastern Wyoming College on Facebook and Twitter.

EWC Douglas Campus highlights upcoming Community Blood Drive

Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas announces a blood drive to be held on Monday October 24, from 1 – 4:00 pm in Room 122 (Workforce Classroom).

Save time and complete your Fast Track health history the day you donate at

To schedule an appointment contact Jamie Sullivan @ 307.624.7011 or log onto and the sponsor code is (EWCD).

Eastern Wyoming College - Douglas Campus Blood Drive

Welcome reception for Margaret Farley to be held at the EWC Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will hold a welcome reception for Margaret Farley, Associate Vice President at the Douglas Campus on Monday, August 22, 2016, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at 800 South Wind River Drive in Douglas.

Please join us for light refreshments as we welcome Margaret to her new position at the Douglas campus.

This event is open to the public.

For more information please contact EWC at 307.624.7000.

Eastern Wyoming College presents Wyoming PBS “Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ‘49”

Wyoming PBS will present “Storm of the Century: the Blizzard of 49” screening and discussion on Wednesday November 18th, from 7-8:30 pm in the Multi-purpose room at the EWC Douglas campus.

Wyoming PBS will be hosting a sneak preview and discussion of the upcoming local documentary, “Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ‘49”. The event is free and open to the public and will include light snacks. Following a short clip from the documentary (approximately 15 minutes), a group of panelists will engage attendees in an open dialogue about the stories and issues raised from the film.

Panelists will include producer Tom Manning, and Jimmy and Carmen Shane from Lusk. The Shanes published a book on the blizzard of ’49 titled “Snow Flurries”. The discussion will be moderated by University of Wyoming history professor Phil Roberts.

This film tells the story of the Blizzard of ’49” – the worst series of storms in Wyoming’s history. The blizzard brought out the best in people. Wyoming citizens from all walks of life cooperated together and demonstrated exceptional ingenuity in the face of dire circumstances. There were extraordinary acts of kindness, with people generously giving their time and resources. The public worked together to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and ultimately won in the end. More information can be found at

“Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ‘49” premieres Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. on Wyoming PBS.

For more information about this presentation please contact Susan Winn, Community Education Coordinator at 307.624.7014.

Dedication announced for EWC Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will hold a Dedication ceremony for the new Douglas Campus on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 2:00 pm at 800 South Wind River Drive in Douglas.

“Construction is complete and we have occupied the building.  We are looking forward to showing this facility to the community,” shared EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.

This event is open to the public.  There will be a ribbon cutting at 2:15 and the ceremony speakers will begin at 2:30.  Guests are invited to tour the facility during this event.

For more information please contact EWC at 307.358.5622.

PSA: Seats still available for Maya: Hidden World’s Revealed bus trip

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A replica of the west facade of the El Castillo pyramid, A.D. 600-800, at Xunantunich, Belize, part of the “Maya Hidden Worlds Revealed” exhibit. Photo Credit Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi

Eastern Wyoming College Community Education still has seats available for the Maya: Hidden World’s Revealed bus trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The trip is scheduled for May 31. Registrations will be accepted through May 29 and the cost is $55. To register please call 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

Claude Bourbon French Guitarist

Claude Bourbon French Guitarist will be at EWC on June 1 at 2pm. Tickets on sale NOW! Contact Community Education for more information. 307-532-8323 or -8213

Claude Bourbon