EWC Foundation supports college with equipment, scholarships and more

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 • 8:39 am

The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation recently approved the purchase and support of numerous items for the College.

The College requested the following items:

  • Virtual welding training equipment – approved $50,000 from funds available from the Great Decision campaign
  • Autoclave for the Veterinary Technology program – approved $10,000 from funds available from the Great Decision campaign
  • EWC Arts Council – approved $2,000 from unrestricted Foundation funds and funds available from the Foundation’s McElhaney endowment, as designated for cultural programming.
  • Scholarship funding for the 2013-2014 academic year – approved. The amount of $93,820 reflects a 24% increase over the previous year scholarship budget and is based on the values of the overall investment corpus of the Foundation’s scholarship fund.

“Our Foundation directors are committed to serving the college—students and staff. They help ensure access and quality education. They have worked hard to raise not only money but expectations,” stated EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.

The EWC Foundation also hosts a golf tournament and a dining and dancing event called Sagebrush & Roses which typically raise about $20,000 between the two annually. The Foundation recently contributed $25,000 from the Sagebrush & Roses fund to help build the new Livestock Barn on the College’s North Campus.

Plans are currently underway to host a Fall Alumni Event in October. This event will feature a performance by the Bar J Wranglers on October 11th. Planning for this event has involved two EWC alumni – Dixie Roth and Tom McCreery, with the intent that proceeds from this event will be placed in a new account for future alumni related activities. Further plans for the weekend are under development.

For more information about the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation, please contact Oliver Sundby, Director of Institutional Development at 307.532.8304.

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