EWC Foundation Expands
October 11, 2002
(Torrington, WY October 11, 2002) The EWC Foundation along with the Board of Trustees is in the process of spending some time in the outreach communities. With distance education and programs at outreach sites in Niobrara, Converse, Platte, Weston and Crook counties, EWC recognizes how vital they are to the future of the college. Building on the excellent relationship that community education has established with the outreach students, teachers and coordinators, the Foundation hosted a barbecue in Lusk October 2 and Upton October 9. EWC will be traveling to Moorcroft on October 29 to host a chili supper. More outreach barbecues are planned for the spring.
The EWC Foundation recently felt the need to give the people in the outreach counties representation on its board. As a result it voted to expand its membership to include five members from outreach communities.
EWC Foundation started with a $108 donation given by faculty for scholarships in 1964, and today the assets exceed $1.2 million. During the 2002 school year, the Foundation offered more than sixty-five endowed and annual scholarships valued at more than $61,000. They also contributed to institutional honor, departmental and outreach scholarships, athletic and activity grants, high school student guest waivers, and senior citizen tuition waivers valued more than $400,000.
The Foundation has assisted the college in purchasing computers and remodeling computer labs. It has purchased equipment for welding and veterinary technology vocational programs and has assisted with campus grounds beautification. Recently the Foundation assisted the college in acquiring property and building the large animal complex.
Persons interested in more information about the EWC Foundation should contact Foundation Director, Lynnea Bartlett, at 532-8304.