Eastern Wyoming College has announced that Dr. Donna Beth Downer has been selected as the commencement speaker at the 70th annual event to be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the EWC Verl Petsch, Jr. Activities Center Gymnasium.
A graduation barbecue for students and their families will be held in the Student Center from 4:00 – 6:00 pm prior to the commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm in the Petsch Center Gymnasium. Mr. Roger Humphrey, Vice President for Student Services, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
The EWC Commencement ceremony will be available by webcast. Please visit the College’s website or social media pages for the link. Overflow seating will be available in the EWC Cafeteria with the webcast available for viewing.
Dr. Downer is a Goshen County native, she grew-up on the family ranch north of Torrington and developed a love for animals, people, and rural connections. Dr. Downer went on to earn her PhD from Purdue University and while her travels and have taken her around the world, her heart has always resided in Goshen County.
Dr. Downer’s passion and belief in higher education comes from 20+ years of service as a faculty member and service as the former Dean of Home Economics at the University of Nevada and the University of Alabama.