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EWC finalizes 2016-17 budget
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Additional News & Information the Colleges Want to Share
- The Casper College Men’s Rodeo team is the 2015-2016 runner up in the Central Rocky Mountain Region and will compete in the College National Finals Rodeo in June.
- Casper College student Lucas Davis has been chosen to represent the state of Wyoming in College Debate 2016, a national, student-led initiative to engage young voters and assist in educating college students about the political scene and how to participate in the system that controls the futureCasper College student Lucas Davis has been chosen to represent the state of Wyoming in College Debate 2016, a national, student-led initiative to engage young voters and assist in educating college students about the political scene and how to participate in the system that controls the future.
- The Casper College Debate team did well at nationals, finishing fourth in their division, second in debate and third overall.
- Two Casper College students recently attended the Clinton Global Initiative held in April.
- Casper College women’s head basketball coach, Dwight Gunnare, was named Coach of the Year in Region IX for the 2015-2016 year. The Lady T-Birds ended the year with a record of 28-5.
Central Wyoming College
- Morgan Fobins, Ashley Glynn Harris and Nelson White III, received the Brad Humphrey Travel Award from the Wyoming Archaeological Society for their research at the annual conference of the Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists and Wyoming Archaeological Society. Professor Todd Guenther received the “Golden Trowel Award” for his contributions to the discipline by creating many opportunities for student engagement, learning and inspiring another generation of students to enter the profession.
- Jana Favela, Asia Williams, Rachel Graham and Rachel Tighe, received a Community College Transfer Fellowship from INBRE (IDEA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence). This two-year award is worth $10,000 for each student to continue their education at the University of Wyoming.
- CWC rodeo team members Coltin Hill and Colton Miller will compete in the College National Finals Rodeo June 12-18. Colton Miller ended the season in second place in saddle bronc riding and Coltin Hill was first in the region in steer wrestling.
Eastern Wyoming College
- The EWC golf team finished the season as Region IX Champions. They will travel to Melbourne, FL to compete in the national tournament. Four Lancer players were named to the All-Region team.
- Five EWC Lancer Rodeo team members will compete at the CNFR in Casper this June. The freshman team of Riley Cururchet, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY, were the 2015-2016 Rookies of the Year and reserve champion team ropers. Shaw also competes on the EWC golf team. The Lancer Rodeo received Rodeo of the Year honors.
- Dr. Douglas Zalesky was recently named the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus by the EWC Foundation.
- Dr. Ed Bittner, veterinary technology instructor has been recognized as STEM Post-Secondary Educator of the Year.
- English and Spanish instructor Dr. John Nesbitt has released his twenty-fourth traditional western novel, Death at Cantera.
Laramie County Community College
- LCCC’s student newspaper, the Wingspan, was honored by the American Scholastic Press Association with the first-place award for student newspapers form community colleges with an enrollment of 2,501 or greater for the 2015 calendar year. The newspaper also earned nine Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region IX competition.
- Additionally, LCCC recently became the first Wyoming college to receive national accreditation in concurrent enrollment. The accreditation is through the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
- Laurel Zeiler and Carolyn Spranger, LCCC radiologic technology students, have been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2016 Student Leadership Development Program. They are two of only 99 students in the nation selected to take part in the program.
Northern Wyoming Community College District
- SC Agriculture students excelled at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization competition in Kansas City, Missouri. Sophomore Caleb Green placed first in the nation in the Agricultural Education Interview competition, sophomore Kristina Kline placed third in the Horticultural Job Interview competition. Overall three teams ended up with top-10 national ranks: Horticulture (4th), Beef (6th), and Equine (8th).
- SC Tech students won eight first-place medals and 14 total awards at the State SkillsUSA Championships. SC won team gold medals for Additive Manufacturing, Automated Manufacturing, and Welding Fabrication. Individual golds were won in Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Diesel Technology, Welding Technology, and Welding Sculpture. SC also was recognized with an award for Highest-Scoring Chapter at the collegiate level.
- GC Tech students won eight individual medals and three team medals. GC swept the Related Technical Math category. The team also saw Kayti Parish win gold in Early Childhood Education. In addition, students Jody Black and Kayti Parish won positions as Wyoming SkillsUSA President and Treasurer, respectively.
- Northwest College awarded 374 degrees and 22 certificates during the 2015-16 year. Among them were 25 Associate Degree Nursing students pinned during a ceremony last month.
- NWC’s Forensics Team struck gold with a first-place finish among all two-year colleges competing in the prestigious Western States Communication Association Forensics Tournament this spring. In addition, the team took silver in the overall competition against all 14 colleges and universities that participated. Eight students competed, and every one placed in two or more events, making it one of NWC’s most successful tournaments in history.
- The college’s student newspaper, the Northwest Trail, won five 2015 regional Society of Professional Journalist Awards.
- NWC’s delegation to this year’s National Model United Nations Conference in New York City won a delegation-level Honorable Mention Award. This was the fifth year in a row that NWC took a delegation to the conference. NWC’s students represented the country of Uzbekistan.
Western Wyoming Community College
- Western students Melia Dayley and Tanner Petersen received the Outstanding Legislative Intern Award for their service to lawmakers during Wyoming’s Legislative Session. Western students have won the award six of the past eight years.
- Sophomores Melia Dayley and Edison Elder were selected as Western’s Outstanding Graduates for 2015-16. Each gave an address during the Commencement program on May 13.
- Mustang Speech and Debate Team Captain Tanner Petersen received the Region III Fellowship Award at the Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament. The honor is awarded to the student who best exemplifies the attitudes and attributes of college forensics, as voted on by coaches and competitors.
- Region III includes two-year schools from Arizona, Colorado, El Paso, southern Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.
- Western’s Paraprofessional Alliance donated $1,000 from campus fundraisers to support the Central Wyoming Aviary. The Riverton-based organization finds homes for abused or displaced domesticated birds.