February 18, 2010
TORRINGTON, WY –
Eastern Wyoming College would like to announce the recognition of the individuals who were nominated by their peers for the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Awards. The nominations were for exemplary student, faculty member, non-faculty employee, and board of trustees’ member. Nomination packets included examples of how the nominee has had a positive impact on their community college and how they have been involved in the community.
The EWC nominee for student of the year was Jenita Qualm from Erickson, NE. Qualm is a member of the EWC rodeo team, student senate and is active in a number of campus organizations. In her nomination packet, she was recognized as an excellent role model who faces challenges with a positive attitude and integrity.
Janan McCreery, education instructor, was the EWC nominee for faculty member of the year and has taught at the college since 1987. One student shared their experience with McCreery as an instructor,”It was the hardest class I’ve had, but I learned the most.”
The EWC nominee for non-faculty employee was Angie Babcock. Babcock is the grant writer for the College and has worked for EWC since 1985. Serving in many different roles during her tenure at EWC, she has consistently been recognized as always putting students first. A colleague shared the following in her nomination packet,”Angie serves as a role model for frontline student service.”
Trustee James (Jim) Davis was nominated for Board of Trustees member of the year. Davis has served on the EWC board for eleven years and has been the treasurer for nine of those years. A fellow trustee recognized Davis as”being the trustee who always remembers that our College exists to serve students.”
Nominees were recently recognized at the WACCT Community College Conference and legislative reception held in Cheyenne.