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EWC Press Conference

Eastern Wyoming College would like to invite you to attend a press conference today, April 23, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Petsch Center Gymnasium. The College will be announcing and introducing the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Fitness Center Director. All are welcome to attend.

EWC to host Spring Piano Recital

Eastern Wyoming College announces a Spring Piano Recital will be held Sunday April 22nd at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium with a reception to follow.

The recital is free and open to the public and will feature EWC students Sydney Hill and Jared Pilkington.

EWC Spring Piano Recital

EWC team ropers win CSU rodeo

Braden Pirrung & Riley Curuchet

Braden Pirrung & Riley Curuchet

The Eastern Wyoming College rodeo team recently competed in Fort Collins, CO at the annual rodeo hosted by Colorado State University. The sophomore team roping team of Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD and Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY, won the event with a total time of 12.6 seconds in two rounds.  The team was 7th in the first round, and won the short round with a time of 5.1 seconds.

Also in the team roping, sophomores Bryer Wadhams and Trevor Schnaufer, Pueblo, CO, were 2nd in the first round and 6th in the short round and finished the weekend 6th in the average. Other EWC athletes qualifying for the short round were Colton Reed, Wiley, CO; Dalton Wieneke, West Point, NE; and Canton Afdahl, Torrington, WY.

Sophomore Wyatt Schuelke, Faith, SD, qualified for the short round in the steer wrestling and the saddle bronc riding.

In the tie down roping, sophomore Levi Walter, Wray, CO was 5th in the first round.

The EWC women’s team continues to earn points each rodeo. In the goat tying, freshman Libby Winchell, Scottsbluff, NE, was 6th in the first round and split first in the short round with a time of 6.9 seconds. She was 4th in the average. Teammate Karissa Rayhill, Martin, SD, was 6th in the average of the goat tying with a total time of 14.6 in two rounds.

Freshman Jacey Thompson, Yoder, WY, was 4th in the short round and 6th in the average of the breakaway roping with a total time of 6.5 seconds on two.

“We had a good rodeo at CSU,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “The women’s team expanded their lead for second place in the region and some of the men put themselves in a good position for a CNFR qualification.  We are looking forward to the final two rodeos.”

In the Central Rocky Mountain Regional (CRMR) standings, Rayhill continues to lead the goat tying with Thompson sitting in 3rd place. Pirrung and Curuchet are sitting in 4th place in the team roping.

The Lancers will compete at the Casper College rodeo April 20-22.

Community invited to Men’s Basketball Coach/Fitness Center Director open forums

Eastern Wyoming College is searching for a new head Men’s Basketball Coach and Fitness Center Director to begin on July 1, 2018.  Following Selection Committee review and consideration of applications, the College has identified three final candidates for on-campus, in-person interviews.  The three interviews will include a 60-minute Open Forum in Room 131-132 of the Tebbet Building.

Community members are invited to attend and participate in this event starting at 2:00 pm on April 16, April 18, and April 19, 2018.  At these three times community members will be introduced respectively to final candidates: Andy Ward, Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID); Brian Erickson, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Northwest College (Powell, WY); and Tim Moser, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO).

Each final candidate will deliver a 15-minute presentation covering Coaching Philosophy, Team Vision, Recruiting, and Fitness Center management.  The presentations will be followed by 45 minutes of questions and answers from staff, students, and community members.

Eastern Wyoming College welcomes local input to this process that will identify and select the most qualified and best fit individual to serve as the next Lancer Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Fitness Center Director.

Questions regarding the open forums may be directed to Mr. Edward Meyer, Director of Human Resources, 307.532.8330.

 

EWC wins McCook tournament

Cameron Heath & George Elliott

Cameron Heath & George Elliott

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team recently returned from McCook, NE where they won the one-day tournament with a total score of 304. McCook Community College was second with a score of 309.

“It was great to go and get a total team effort win on such a difficult golf course,” share Coach Zach Smith. “We’ve been battling McCook all year for the top spot in the region so it’s encouraging to get a win on their home course. We will continue our momentum as we play in Sterling this week.”

Leading the Lancers with a tied score of 74 were Cameron Heath, freshman, Bolton, United Kingdom and George Elliott, freshman, Salisbury, United Kingdom. Heath and Elliott tied for 3rd in the tournament.  Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Kash Kaufman, freshman, Torrington, WY, 75 – tied 4th
Trey Massey, sophomore, Lander, WY, 75 – tied 4th
Dalton Bingham, freshman, Riverton, UT, 76 – 6th
Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, freshman, Munguia, Spain, 81
Jared Pilkington, sophomore, Scottsbluff, NE, 82

The next tournament for the Lancers will be held April 12-13 in Sterling, CO.

Panhandle Coop invests in EWC ATEC facility

Panhandle Coop has invested $50,000 in the state-of-the-art 28,000 sq. ft. facility that will become the destination for students, agribusiness, and community organizations.The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation is pleased to announce that The Panhandle Coop System, a patron-owned, community based company, dedicated to serving Families, Farms, and Food has invested in the College’s Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC).

Panhandle Coop has invested $50,000 in the state-of-the-art 28,000 sq. ft. facility that will become the destination for students, agribusiness, and community organizations.

According to John Hansen Director of Institutional Development for Eastern Wyoming College “Panhandle Coop’s investment will help advance agricultural education at EWC and ensure our students are on the cutting edge of technology.” Hansen continues “ATEC as it’s designed will strengthen and propel EWC forward in precision agriculture, agronomy, and animal science and with Panhandle’s investment, students will be industry ready.”

Panhandle Coop President & CEO Charlie Wright said, “Our region has a need for qualified agriculture employees that wish to reside in our region not only for service companies such as Panhandle Cooperative, but also the private sector which has a large need with farmers and ranchers. We feel the plans Eastern Wyoming Community College have developed will make them a premier educator in this arena which will benefit the region for years to come and we are happy to contribute to this opportunity for the good of our patron owners as well as ourselves.”

Eastern Wyoming College Foundation President Todd Peterson stated, “The Foundation is very grateful to Panhandle Coop’s generous investment. Panhandle Coop has been a very strong stakeholder for many years in Eastern Wyoming College’s service area. This investment is further proof of Panhandle Coop’s commitment to the agricultural community and the future agri-business leaders who will benefit from the educational opportunities provided with the new ATEC facility.”

ATEC is designed with four distinct laboratories, a 200-seat lecture hall, traditional classrooms, innovation spaces, and a 15,000 sq. ft. multi-use demonstration space for conferences, livestock clinics, and for use by youth organizations. The multi-use space will also provide boundless options for agribusiness and economic development opportunities.

ATEC is close to becoming a reality. The EWC Foundation is currently conducting a $1.2 million campaign towards erecting the building and the support of Panhandle Coop helps move the dream closer to reality.

Community invited to VPSS open forums

Eastern Wyoming College is searching for a new Vice President of Student Services (VPSS) to begin on July 1, 2018.  Following recent initial interviews, the College has identified three final candidates for on-campus, in-person interviews.  The three interviews will include a 45-minute Open Forum in the Lecture Hall off of the Auditorium in the EWC Fine Arts Center.

Community members are invited to attend and participate in the question-and-answer Open Forums starting at 10:00 am on April 17, April 20, and April 24, 2018.  At these three times community members will be introduced respectively to final candidates Heath Martin, the Assistant Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services at Terra State Community College (Fremont, OH); Dr. Boomer Appleman, Assistant Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Students at East Central University (Ada, OK); and Dr. Don Appiarius, former Dean of Students at University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne, IN).

Eastern Wyoming College welcomes local input to this process that will identify and select the most qualified and best fit individual to serve as the next Lancer VPSS.

Questions regarding the open forums may be directed to Mr. Edward Meyer, Director of Human Resources, 307.532.8330.

EWC GEAR UP Student chosen for Youth Leadership Summit

Autumn Zulauf an Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) GEAR UP Student from Torrington High School (THS) was nominated by EWC GEAR UP Director Judy Brown, to be selected as a Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) representative for 2018. Autumn, who is a senior at THS, has been an active GEAR UP student for many years. Autumn will be traveling with Ms. Brown to the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference July 15-18, 2018.

The students who were selected and attend YLS are emerging leaders in their respective communities. These students, many of whom have overcome great obstacles on their paths to success, are passionate about their beliefs and dedicated to their high aspirations

The Youth Leadership Summit provides a high-quality, 3.5-day national-level interactive training experience and peer-to-peer learning opportunity for 9-12th grade high school students currently participating in GEAR UP programs. The YLS focuses on life, leadership, and learning-to-learn skills for students who will be encouraged to share their experience with their peers, schools, and communities.

“I am so excited for Autumn to represent not only the EWC GEAR UP program but GEAR UP Wyoming as she is the only GEAR UP student from Wyoming who was nominated and selected,” said Ms. Brown.

Left to right: Jen Record, THS GEAR UP staff, Autumn Zulauf and Cedric Cooper, Principal of THS

Left to right: Jen Record, THS GEAR UP staff, Autumn Zulauf and Cedric Cooper, Principal of THS

For more information about GEAR UP, please contact Ms. Brown at 307.532.8269 or by email at judy.a.brown@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC announces the 4th annual Volleyin and March for Babies

Walkers from the 2017 March for Babies

Walkers from the 2017 March for Babies.

Eastern Wyoming College Volleyball will be holding their 4th annual Volleyin for Babies, a 4 on 4 Coed Volleyball tournament, on Saturday April 21 beginning at 12:00 pm. Registration forms can be picked up at the Volleyball office or by calling Julie Sherbeyn at 3075.532.8248, or email at Julie.sherbeyn@ewc.wy.edu.

March for Babies will be held on April 26, 2018 with registration beginning at 4:30 pm in front of the Student Center in the Verl Petsch Jr. Activities Center on the EWC campus in Torrington.

The March of Dimes is a national organization that raises money to give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. Proceeds from all Eastern Wyoming College March of Dimes events will be donated to the March of Dimes to help fund prematurity research and fund their mission to help all moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

“Our EWC March for Babies Team would like to invite all of our Lancer Community to join us on April 26 in the fight against prematurity. Walk with us as we celebrate all of our healthy babies and support those families struggling with prematurity and loss,” said Julie Sherbeyn, Head Volleyball Coach.

For more information about these events please call Julie Sherbeyn, at 307.532.8248 or email at Julie.sherbeyn@ewc.wy.edu

EWC announces Lancers of the Round Table event

The Athletic Department at Eastern Wyoming College has announced that the Lancer Booster Club will be hosting the first annual Lancers of the Round Table event on Saturday, April 21 at the Rendezvous Center in Torrington, Wyoming.  Happy hour and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm.

This inaugural event will feature an upscale buffet highlighted by strip sirloin with chimichurri sauce, Tuscan chicken, delicious sides, and sweet desserts. This one-of-a-kind fundraiser will support EWC’s athletic programs and student athletes in basketball, golf, rodeo, and volleyball.

Athletics at EWC are a large part of the College’s identity and form a major part of the true college experience. Student athletes add to the areas culture with their local Wyoming ties, regional ties and expand the reach of EWC around the world with international athletes. In order for EWC to remain competitive in this competitive environment, it is crucial to provide the teams with the funding and support necessary to achieve success.

Limited tickets are available from EWC Lancer Booster Club members at $75 per couple or $40 each. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 307.532.7161 or 307.575.3915. A season pass will be included with the purchase of 2 tickets.