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EWC Receives $1.5 Million Grant

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Grant to help fund construction of EWC Agricultural Technology Education Center

 

Eastern Wyoming College has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to help build the Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC).  John Hansen, Director of Institutional Development for EWC said that this is one of the largest EDA grants awarded in Wyoming.  Hansen explained that with our community being the gateway to agriculture in the state of Wyoming, this grant is really going to help with expansion in EWC's agriculture department.   

 

Hansen explained that with the ever growing and changing agriculture industry, the new ATEC building will provide EWC the opportunity to enhance the curriculum in the Ag department.  

 

Eastern Wyoming College President, Dr. Rick Patterson mentioned that during regular strategic planning a number of years ago, it was determined that EWC does not have the infrastructure needed to support the full potential of agricultural offerings.  With Ag being one of the largest programs, in terms of enrollment, the ATEC building will provide that needed infrastructure.

 

Dr. Patterson was able to explain how this grant, along with the bond issue passed by Goshen County voters and fundraising efforts will fund the project. 

 

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