Creagar receives distance educator award

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Ellen Creagar (center) receiving her award with EWC Instructional Technologists David Banville (left), and Aaron Bahmer (right).

Ellen Creagar (center) receiving her award with EWC Instructional Technologists David Banville (left), and Aaron Bahmer (right).

Eastern Wyoming College instructor Ellen Creagar has received the Master Distance Educator Award at a recent Wyoming Distance Education Consortium conference.

“I am very humbled by this award. It is such an honor to be recognized by my colleagues and to be invited to present at the WYDEC conference,” shared Creagar. “The Instructional Technology department at EWC should share this award, however, because without their support and expertise, I would not have taken the steps I did to improve my online class.”

Creagar is in her nineteenth year as an Instructor of Social Sciences and Business Law at EWC.  Prior to moving to Torrington, she was a practicing attorney in Denver, Colorado after clerking for a Denver District Court Judge.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, her JD from the University of Colorado-Boulder School of Law, and in 2010, earned a Master of Arts in Teaching History from the University of Wyoming.

At EWC, Ellen teaches History, American Studies, Public Speaking, Political Science, Ethics, and Business Law.

“Ellen is an outstanding and engaging instructor in the classroom.  Because of her creativity and commitment to students, she has also brought additional enhancements to her online courses in order to have that same type of student engagement,” said Dr. Dee Ludwig, VP for Learning.  “I congratulate Ellen as our Master Distance Educator of the Year for Eastern Wyoming College.  She is exemplary.”