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Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College and the Fitness Center will be closed Tuesday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Offices and Fitness Center will reopen on Wednesday July 5th.

EWC offers grant opportunities for students

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to share information on grant funding opportunities for students wishing to further their education.

The first grant opportunity is the TANF-FBI Grant (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Families Becoming Independent).  This grant provides funds for tuition, fees, books, and other required supplies for short-term training to those who qualify.  The grant also pays for fees related to testing and certification in the area of study.  Additionally the grant can assist with costs related to travel to a test location or to the classroom if the recipient lives in rural areas.

Qualifications for the TANF-FBI Grant include:  must be the financially responsible parent of at least one child (under the age of 18 years), must be a Wyoming resident, must live in the EWC service areas of Goshen, Platte, Niobrara, Weston, Converse or Crook counties, and must earn an income less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (according to the number of people in their home).

Application and TABE (a test which indicates the student’s skill level in language, reading and math) must be completed.  Proof of income is also required.  Recipients will also receive training in seeking employment and soft skills required by employers.

Current training programs include:  CNA, CNA II, MA-C, CDL, and Plate Welding.

The second grant opportunity is the TANF –CPI Grant (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Community Partnership Initiative).  This grant provides funds for tuition, fees, books, and other required supplies for long-term certificates and degrees to those who qualify.  The grant also pays for fees related to testing and certification in the area of study.

Qualifications for the TANF-CPI Grant include:  must be the financially responsible parent of at least one child (under the age of 18 years), must be a Wyoming resident, must live in Goshen County, must earn an income less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (according to the number of people in their home).

Application and TABE test must be completed.  Proof of income is also required.  Recipients will also receive training in seeking employment and soft skills required by employers.

Current training programs include:  CNA, CNA II, MA-C, CDL, Plate Welding, Pre-Nursing and Cosmetology.

Future training programs have been approved and include:  Barbering Technician, Nail Technician, Skin Technician, Hair Technician, Child Development Certificate, Business Administration, Welding and Joining Technology, and Veterinary Technology.  Funding for these programs will be available in October, 2017.

Both TANF grants are provided by the Department of Family Services with the ultimate goal of helping recipients obtain jobs and end their dependence on social and/or governmental benefits.

“The impact these grants have on the participants is truly amazing.  People with a desire to start a career and support their families have used this training as a spring board to a career ladder that will take them as far as they are willing to go,” said Linda Day, FBI Grant Coordinator.  “I expect success from the participants who went from being unemployed to earning $18.00 per hour.  Of course that is not true in every case, but on the average our participants earned up to 45% more after training and certification.  I hope more people will take advantage of these grants and the opportunities provided through quality training at EWC.”

Former student Stacy Hodder utilized the FBI grant program and completed CDL training.  “I learned about the grant opportunity through flyers from the college.  It provided me the opportunity to better myself and gave me more opportunities.  I would encourage others to apply for the grant even if you are not sure if you qualify.  Linda is great to work with and will help you find resources.”

For more information on either of these grant programs or to see if you qualify, please contact Linda Day, FBI Grant Coordinator at 307.532.8365 or by email at linda.day@ewc.wy.edu.

 

EWC athletes receive academic recognition

Eastern Wyoming College Athletic Director Tom Andersen has announced the academic excellence of EWC student athletes. There were 8 students athletes who earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All American honors.

Pinnacle Award – 4.0 GPA
Kylee Tresch, volleyball, Wright, WY

Superior Award – 3.8-3.99 GPA
Sophia Arensdorf, volleyball, Ogallala, NE
Jared Pilkington, golf, Scottsbluff, NE
Adrian Torres Ruiz, golf, Madrid, Spain

Exemplary Award – 3.60-3.79 GPA
Walker Korell, men’s basketball, Frederick, CO
Anna Perez Gomez, women’s basketball, Canet de Mar, Spain
Jessica Rossi, women’s basketball, Yampa, CO
Alexandria Simmerman, volleyball, Ogallala, NE

Team grade point averages were as follows:

Golf – 3.31
Women’s Basketball – 3.29
Volleyball – 3.25
Men’s Basketball – 3.06
Rodeo (29 students) – 2.95

Five members of the EWC Lancer Rodeo Team have been recognized as Scholar Americans from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Students must maintain a 3.5 gpa and earn points in competition to be eligible. The students earning this recognition were:

J.J. Skarohlid, Cheyenne, WY
Levi Walter, Wray, CO
Jamie Thompson, Yoder, WY
Cody Lane, Torrington, WY
Kyle Chapman, Rock Springs, WY

In addition, 19 student athletes were named NJCAA Region IX Academic All Region. To qualify, student athletes must have 2 or more full time semesters with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Men’s Basketball

Cody Lane, Torrington, WY
Grant Olsson, Gering, NE

Volleyball

Sophia Arensdorf, Ogallala, NE
Carmen Carvajal, Lugo, Spain
Lauren Hastings, Cheyenne, WY
Helena Khouri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Madison Powell, Yuma, CO
Alexandria Simmerman, Ogallala, NE
Shelby Welsh, Ogallala, NE
Kylee Tresch, Wright, WY

Women’s Basketball

Sarah Bersang, Horsens, Denmark
Pamela Bethel, Nassau, Bahamas
Emily Evans, Cheyenne, WY
Anna Perez Gomez, Canet De Mar, Spain
Carna Prokic, Subotica, Serbia
Jessica Rossi, Yampa, CO

Golf

Jared Pilkington, Scottsbluff, NE
Adrian Torres Ruiz, Madrid, Spain
Arvy Shongwe, Ezulwini, Swaziland

“This is a real tribute to our coaches for putting the emphasis on academics and the work they do into recruiting solid student athletes,” stated Andersen.

Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces beginning Monday, June 19, the main entrance to the campus will be closed. The alternate entrance will be the south end of Pinnacle drive near the Fine Arts Building. The closure will remain in effect for approximately three weeks.

EWC to host Reception

Eastern Wyoming College will be hosting a Reception to honor Dr. Richard Patterson on his retirement and welcome new president Dr. Lesley Travers on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

This reception will be held in the EWC Student Center and is open to the public.

EWC Douglas Campus students receive Kreycik scholarships

Recipients of the Jane E. Kreycik Memorial Scholarship recently received their scholarships from Mr. Kreycik.

Recipients of the Jane E. Kreycik Memorial Scholarship recently received their scholarships from Mr. Kreycik. (left to right); Hale Kreycik, Tosha Dickinson, and Elise VanGundy. Not pictured are Chelsea Edison and Mollie Green.

The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation recently awarded The Jane E. Kreycik Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Jane’s husband, Hale, to honor his wife.

Scholarships were available to HISET graduates, and students enrolled at the Douglas Campus who show initiative and effort to better themselves.

Four scholarships were recently awarded to Chelsea Edison, Tosha Burns, Mollie Green, and Elise VanGundy.

For more information about this or other scholarships please contact the College at 307.624.7000.

Lingle-Ft. Laramie high school seniors commit to EWC

Photo Caption: Eleven Lingle-Ft. Laramie high school seniors commit to attend EWC in the Fall 2017 semester. Back Row: Justice Madayag, Tyler Hunt, Kyle Cruth, Taylor Wagner, Evan Engelbrecht, and Cole Morel. Front Row: Kash Kaufman, Taylor DeBock, Kaylynn Jefferson, Morea Shipley, and Johanna Church.

Eastern Wyoming College welcomes eleven Lingle – Ft. Laramie high school seniors for the fall 2017 semester.

The Lingle – Ft. Laramie High School College Admission Early Signing Day was held at the high school on May 17th to honor all the seniors who are moving on to college or chosen career path in the fall. Eleven of those seniors committed to attend EWC this fall.

“This was a great event for us to meet and welcome our newest Lancers from Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School.  We’re proud to have half of the 2017 graduating class join us at EWC,” said EWC President Rick Patterson.

 

MHS students earn EWC degree and high school diploma

Six Moorcroft High School students have earned their high school diplomas, and their associate degrees from Eastern Wyoming College.

MHS students Darbi Buckmiller, Brandon Clonch, Darin Fuller, Aspen Harris, Eliza Mathwig and Chase Peterson graduated not just from MHS but also from EWC with either an Associate of Arts or Science degree.  These students participated and took advantage of concurrent and dual enrollment courses.  Eligible MHS students may take college courses while still in high school.

“Many students take advantage of this opportunity to earn college credits and get a jump start on their college educations,” stated Roger Humphrey, Associate Vice President for Outreach and Academic Services.  “Through extraordinary effort, energy, dedication and focus, all six of these students completed an Associate of Arts degree from EWC while engaged in their high school studies,” continued Humphrey.

Darbi Buckmiller will be attending the University of Wyoming majoring in Architectural Engineering with a minor in Art. Aspen Harris will be attending the University of Wyoming and will major in International Business. Brandon Clonch plans to attend the University of Wyoming, majoring in Business Administration. Chase Peterson will major in Kinesiology and Health Management at the University of Wyoming. Eliza Mathwig will be attending Black Hills State University, majoring in Elementary Education. Darin Fuller will be attending the University of Oregon majoring in Marine Biology.

For more information about EWC credit classes offered in Moorcroft please contact Melissa Buckmiller, Outreach coordinator at 307.756.9800.

NHS students earn EWC degree and high school diploma

Five Newcastle High School students have earned their high school diplomas, and their associate degree from Eastern Wyoming College.

NHS students Flint Hossfeld, Megan Kenney, Heather Michaelis, Marshall Rhoades, and Taylor Spain graduated not just from NHS but also from EWC with Associate of Arts degrees.  These students participated and took advantage of concurrent and dual enrollment courses.  Eligible NHS students may take college courses while still in high school.

Marshall, Heather Flint: Newcastle High School students receive Associate degrees from EWC.

Marshall, Heather Flint: Newcastle High School students receive Associate degrees from EWC.

“Many students take advantage of this opportunity to earn college credits and get a jump start on their college educations,” stated Roger Humphrey, Associate Vice President for Outreach and Academic Services.  “Through extraordinary effort, energy, dedication and focus, all five of these students completed an Associate of Arts degree from EWC while engaged in their high school studies,” continued Humphrey.

Megan Kenney and Taylor Spain Newcastle High School graduates received their Associate degrees at commencement in Torrington on May 12.

Megan Kenney and Taylor Spain Newcastle High School graduates received their Associate degrees at commencement in Torrington on May 12.

Flint Hossfeld will be attending the University of Wyoming, majoring in English and Communications. Megan Kenney will also be attending the University of Wyoming majoring in Pre-Medicine. Heather Michaelis will major in Nursing at the University of Wyoming. Marshall Rhoades will be attending Northwest Community College, majoring in Aviation. Taylor Spain will attend the University of Wyoming and will also major in nursing.

James – Marshall: James and Marshall Rhoades, father and son, receive their Associate degrees together.

James – Marshall: James and Marshall Rhoades, father and son, receive their Associate degrees together.

Marshall Rhoades father, James Rhoades also received his Associate degree along with his son after many years of shift work and life events. He began taking course work in 1995.

For more information about EWC credit classes offered in Newcastle please contact Kim Conzelman at 307.746.3603.

Wyoming Virtual Academy student earns EWC degree and high school diploma

Madison Kline at the WYVA graduation with EWC Concurrent Enrollment instructor Jamie Study. (Photo credit J.R. Study)

Madison Kline at the WYVA graduation with EWC Concurrent Enrollment instructor Jamie Study. (Photo credit J.R. Study)

Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) student Madison Kline earned her high school diploma, and associate degree from Eastern Wyoming College.

“Many students take advantage of this opportunity to earn college credits and get a jump start on their college educations,” stated Roger Humphrey, Associate Vice President for Outreach and Academic Services.  “Through extraordinary effort, energy, dedication and focus, all five of these students completed an Associate of Arts degree from EWC while engaged in their high schools studies,” continued Humphrey.

Madison graduated from WYVA, a program of Niobrara County School District # 1. She will be attending Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, majoring in Psychology.

For more information about EWC credit classes offered in Lusk please contact Janae Poage, Outreach coordinator at 307.334.2733.