EWC Adult Basic Education instructors receive awards

Eastern Wyoming College Adult Basic Education (ABE) staff attended the State Adult Basic Education Institute annual meeting held in Casper, WY.

The ABE program at EWC was presented with three state level awards in recognition of program excellence.

The first award was for meeting federally negotiated program performance measures. Each year adult education programs are required to meet federally negotiated target performance levels. Because these target levels are set quite high, these targets can be quite difficult to meet. This year’s award marks the third consecutive year in which the ABE program at EWC has been the recipient of this state award.

A second award was presented to Callie Allred for outstanding ABE instructor. The third award was presented to Diane McQueen, ABE Program Director, for Program Innovations. Diane is the state’s first recipient of this award from the Wyoming Community College Commission.

“I’m very proud of our students, teachers, and of our program. We work hard to do the best we can for our students. I’m also very humbled by the award presented to me. It is an honor that I do not take lightly,” shared Diane McQueen.

Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning shared “Our ABE program is an excellent example of outstanding leadership and teamwork. Diane is a dedicated and visionary director, who cares deeply about her students and her staff members. Callie is a great instructor and always goes the extra mile to help her students be successful. I couldn’t be prouder of our program, director, and instructors.”

For more information about the Adult Learning Center at EWC contact Diane McQueen at 307.532.8399.