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EWC Late Start

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington and Douglas will be opening at 10:00 am on Friday, February 24, 2017.  The EWC Fitness Center in Torrington will open at 10:00 am as well.  Updates will be posted on the EWC website and EWC social media sites.

EWC Closure

Eastern Wyoming College will close today, Thursday, February 23, 2017, due to the weather.  Updates will be posted on the College’s website at ewc.wy.edu or on the college’s social media pages.

EWC Douglas Closure

Due to the weather, Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas will be closed today, February 23, 2017.

EWC presidential search updates available on EWC website

The Eastern Wyoming College website has full details of the search for a new president including the presidential profile and timeline.  Progress reports will be posted as new information is available.  The site can be reached directly at ewc.wy.edu/presidentialsearch or through the link on the home page at ewc.wy.edu.

The current timeline is as follows:

February 3          Begin Advertising
March 10             Applications Due
March 23             Search Committee Meeting, selection of semi-finalist candidates
March 27- 31      Skype interviews of semi-finalist candidates and selection of finalists
April 10               Begin interviews of finalists
May 10                 Board deliberates and makes offer to candidate
May 31                 Contract finalized
July 1                   New president start date

The EWC Board of Trustees also have finalized the presidential profile which is listed below.

Qualities and Skills

  • Committed to student success as the primary function for all activities and the vision, values and mission of the comprehensive community college in an agricultural based rural setting
  • Ability to build teams and sense of community and shared goals in an approachable, collaborative and participatory manner with a view to the future and growth
  • Evidence of leadership ability that promotes creativity and innovation in the context of the college’s history, traditions and culture
  • High energy and a highly visible leader willing to actively participate in college and community activities and to respond to internal and external input
  • A strong record of personal integrity and professional ethics and the ability to build trust and resolve conflicts
  • Effective communication and listening skills to promote the college with current and prospective students and their families, alumni, elected officials, donors, business and community leaders and the internal and external community, especially to articulate the vision, values and future of the college
  • Personal characteristics of good judgement and approachability
  • Understanding of the major issues and trends affecting community colleges
  • Commitment to support transfer, career and technical, developmental, continuing education and grant programs
  • Ability to utilize evidence based decision making and commitment to the use of technology in higher education
  • Commitment to professional development and the equal treatment of all
  • Commitment to and support of inclusion and diversity
  • Willingness to take risks and delegate
  • Experience with data informed continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership and decision making style based on collaborative relationships that empower others

Experiences

  • Expertise in strategic planning, resource development and management that protects and maximizes college resources
  • Ability to develop partnerships with K-12, university and public and private sector organizations that result in measurable improvements
  • Experience, knowledge and commitment to fundraising and grant development
  • Demonstrated knowledge or expertise in enrollment management, policy development, distance education and off-campus learning centers
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements
  • Ability to develop or maintain legislative, state system and community relations
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge of funding models and performance funding, including student outcomes and enrollment management
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of athletic programs, residence halls and student activities
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of program development, including academic, career and technical, community education and student intervention initiatives
  • Support workforce and economic development activities
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of building a strong and trusting relationship with a Board of Trustees based on mutual respect and understanding roles

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree from a regional accredited college or university, doctorate preferred
  • Experience as a senior higher education administrator, preferably at a community or technical college. Equivalent experience in business, industry, education or government may be substituted
  • College or university teaching experience is preferred but not required

For questions concerning the EWC Presidential Search please contact search liaison Holly Branham at 307.532.8303.

EWC nursing program receives ACEN candidacy status

Eastern Wyoming College has received official notification from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) that the application for Candidacy has been granted for the associate degree in nursing program offered at the Douglas Campus.

Candidacy status is based on the nursing program demonstrating it is currently compliant with selected ACEN Standards and Criteria and demonstrating the potential to achieve ACEN accreditation based upon the selected ACEN Standards and Criteria as reviewed in the Candidacy presentation.

EWC will now continue through the process which will include an accreditation site visit and additional reporting requirements.

“This is the best news our EWC Nursing Program could receive at this point,” shared EWC Director of Nursing Suzey Delger.  “We still have the next step for final accreditation and plan to work very hard for this next step so that our students will have the best education available.”

There currently are fourteen students enrolled in the first cohort class offered by the college.

For more information on the EWC Nursing Program contact Delger at 307.624.7020.

EWC announces date and time changes for upcoming youth classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces date changes and time change for the following youth classes.

Due to conflicts with the instructor’s schedule wee ball basketball for ages 4 to 6 will be held on March 18, 25 and April 8 and 22nd. The class times will be the same. 4-5 year olds at 10-11:00 am, and 6 year olds at 9-10:00 am.

The spring Cookie Frenzy class time on April 8 has been changed to 1:00-4:00 pm.

To register for these classes or other classes, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Hosts Wyoming Academic Challenge

Eastern Wyoming College hosted the Wyoming Academic Challenge on February 18, 2017. Seven Wyoming high schools sent eleven teams to compete. The two to four-member teams participated in four rigorous rounds of competition. Questions ranged from current events, and mathematics to literature. Schools participating were: Campbell County, Cheyenne East, Douglas, Lovell, Pine Bluffs, Riverside, and Sheridan.

Cheyenne East High School team #2 placed first with a total of 790 points, those students are Zane Dobler, Danielle DiJohn, and Alex Pachniak. Second place went to Cheyenne East team #1 with 660 points, those students are Tyler Miller, Jimi Hayes, and Ren Nisley. Third place went to Sheridan High School with 640 points, those students are Ethyn Etchechoury, Marissa Brenneman, and Ammon Duncan. Riverside High School won the small schools division with 410 points, those students are James DesRosier, Adelle Stone, Bret Thomas, and Calvin Williamson.

The winning teams were presented with plaques and medals. Students on the overall first place team were presented with scholarships to attend EWC.

For more information, please contact Casey Debus, at 307.532.8375.

1st place: Cheyenne East High School team #2 students win the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC.

1st place: Cheyenne East High School team #2 students win the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC.

Cheyenne East High School Team #1 placed 2nd at the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC

Cheyenne East High School Team #1 placed 2nd at the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC

 Sheridan High School placed 3rd at the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC

Sheridan High School placed 3rd at the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC

Riverside High School wins small school at the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC

Riverside High School wins small school at the Wyoming Academic Challenge held at EWC

All Star Tournament Qualifiers that were present on Saturday. There are 15 qualifiers throughout the state.

All Star Tournament Qualifiers that were present on Saturday. There are 15 qualifiers throughout the state.

EWC offering CPR/First Aid/AED class

Eastern Wyoming College is now accepting registrations for an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid/AED class.  This class will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:30 am in the Community Training Center on the Torrington Campus.  The cost of this class is $50.

To register please call 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street.

EWC Highlights Upcoming Community Education Party Planning & Creative Events class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Party Planning and Creative Events class. This class will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and the cost is $25.

Great parties take great planning.  Instructor Erika Stupak has a long history of planning awesome parties.  From a “mustache party” to a “superhero party” to a sit down dinner party for 25 people!  Erika will share creative tips on how to develop an idea (from what you know), working with any budget (big or small), looking for a venue, where to look for theme-based party decorations that fit your budget, selecting who to involve in planning and set-up, and how to bring it all together to make that special day an extraordinary event to be remembered by all. Erika will share pictures of some of her memorable parties just to encourage you to think outside the box when planning your next event. Although not necessary, participants are encouraged to bring an iPad or laptop to this class.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Highlights change to the Upcoming basic Handgun Proficiency class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a Handgun Proficiency class to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a cost of $100. The class will be held on the Torrington campus in Tebbet room 131 from 8:00 – 10:00 am and the remainder of the class will be held at the TPD firing range.

Whether you are simply wanting to develop or improve your handgun safety skills and proficiency, or intend to apply for a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit, this class will meet your needs. TPD Sgt. Connelly will provide instruction on core fundamentals of handgun safety, proper handling, transportation and storage, as well as handgun shooting specifics such as proper stance, correct grip, sight alignment, proper trigger press, and sight picture. All participants in the class will experience a 2 hour session of classroom instruction with the remainder of this one day class participating in live-fire range sessions. Participants are responsible for providing their own handgun, holster and ammunition. Holsters, eye protection, ear protection and a hat with a brim are required equipment for the live-fire range sessions.  Plan on bringing water, and snacks to the range.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street in Torrington.