EWC to hold 64th commencement May 10th at 7pm

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 • 10:26 am

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that the 64th annual commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium.
Commencement activities will begin with a barbecue for graduates and their families in the Student Center at 4:30 pm on Friday, May 10th.  The commencement ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm with a processional provided by Janet Howard, Pianist.  Mrs. Cheryl Raboin, Mathematics Instructor, will serve as the Director of Ceremonies.  The National Anthem will be sung by EWC Student Molly Bloodgood.
Dr. Tom Armstrong, President, will then provide a welcome and introduce special guests.   Ms. Olivia Sanchez, EWC Student Senate President, will provide a welcome on behalf of the students.
The keynote speaker will be Major General Ed Wright.  He was appointed by former Governor Dave Freudenthal in 2003 as Wyoming’s adjutant general.  He served in this capacity for nearly eight years and retired in 2011.  During his 37 years of service in the Wyoming military, he indicated that working with soldiers, airmen, families, employers and veterans was the most gratifying experience of his career.  Among his many accomplishments is the creation of the Wyoming Youth Challenge Program located in Guernsey.  This program benefits 16-18 year old students who have dropped out of high school and then are given another opportunity to complete a program of study which includes a residential experience emphasizing healthy choices and preparation for GED or high school completion.
Eastern Wyoming College Foundation President, Patrick Korell will then present the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2013 Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning, will present the candidates for graduation.  Following will be the presentation of certificates and degrees by George Nash, President of the EWC Board of Trustees.    Closing remarks will be spoken by Raboin.
A ceremony will be held to honor the GED graduates on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm in Tebbet rooms 131-132.
For more information on the Commencement Ceremony, please call the College at 307.532.8200.

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