May 5, 2009
TORRINGTON, WY –
The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation has announced that the Craig Alford has been named the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus.
Alford first came to Torrington in 1991, at the age of 16, from his native Australia as a Rotary Exchange Student. He was hosted by John and Judith Maier.
“We quickly decided he was a keeper! He was bright, fun, loving, respectful and not afraid of work,” added Mr. Maier.
Following his exchange program and a quick trip back to Australia, he returned to Torrington in the spring of 1992. He then earned his general education diploma (GED) and entered as a student at Eastern Wyoming College. In 1994, he earned an associate degree in agriculture from EWC.
Since his graduation at EWC, Alford has gone on to earn a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Wyoming where he graduated with honors.
He and his wife Felicia has two children and live in Lincoln, Nebraska where he works as a Range and Portfolio Manager for DuPont Crop Production.
“EWC provided me with an excellent knowledge base to allow me to continue my education at the University of Wyoming, which has allowed me to get where I am today,” added Alford.
Alford will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the EWC Commencement ceremony to be held in Torrington on May 8 at 7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
For more information on the EWC Foundation, please contact Oliver Sundby, Director of Institutional Development at 307.532.8304.