The section of Central Wyoming College’s campus, housed in the foothills of the Wind River Mountain Range, merged with the outdoor education, anthropology and expedition science programs to become the Alpine Science Institute on October 18, 2018. Formerly called the Sinks Canyon Center, the ASI now includes the physical campus, and instruction and research efforts.
Wyoming’s first lady, Jennie Gordon, along with several of her guests, visited Lander and Riverton on July 15. Her visit to Fremont County was part of her Wyoming Hunger Initiative to combat childhood hunger. According to the website, www.nohungerwyo.org, food insecurity affects 12 million children in the U.S. and about 23,500 children in Wyoming.
Central Wyoming College plans to have a soft reopening for enrollment services on Monday, July 20.
Wyoming governor, Mark Gordon, announced June 4, 2020, that all state agencies would have to make budget cuts. Central Wyoming College, part of the state’s community college system, was required to make cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.
The National Junior College Athletic Association announced July 13 a plan for the upcoming athletic season. In a press release from NJCAA, the plan is to move all close-contact sports to the spring semester. This announcement came with recent concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
The 2020 spring semester grades have been computed and more than 180 students have earned the honor of appearing on the president’s and the dean’s List at Central Wyoming College.
In a special meeting on July 6, 2020, the CWC Board of Trustees approved a revised proposal for the 2020-21 Academic and Non-Academic Fees for Fall 2020 for the FY21 budget.
In the regular meeting on June 17, 2020, the CWC Board of Trustees faced challenging issues regarding future decisions for the college.
Central Wyoming College is starting to slowly phase its employees back to work on campus. After the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a stay at home order for most of the country this spring, CWC was one to take quick action and move workers remotely in mid-March. Since the epidemic, CWC’s emergency response team has been working on a plan to safely move employees back to campus locations and prepare for students in the fall.
Jade Ware, 2020 Central Wyoming College graduate in secondary education, is the recipient of the American Indian Scholar Award.