TORRINGTON – Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will be the special guest speaker when Eastern Wyoming College hosts dedication ceremonies and open house on Aug. 24 for the new Career and Technical Education Center on the campus here.
Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., with Mead and other dignitaries taking the stage, followed by the unveiling of work from six regional artists commissioned to provide pieces for the facility. Gareth Curtiss from northern Montana, Troy Rider from Blackfoot, Idaho, Edward Sherline of Laramie, Ginnie Madsen of Laramie, Laura McElfresh from Aurora, Colo. and Gregory Walter from Dickinson, N.D. each provided pieces for the CTEC building in media from photography to bronze to oil and watercolor.
Several of the artists are scheduled to be in attendance during the dedication, according to a press release from EWC.
An open house, with tours of the facility, will continue until 6:30 p.m. Instructors will be on hand to show the public around the instructional areas of the new facility.
Work on the $26 million CTEC project began in 2013, when the trustees approved submission of a capital construction request for the proposed facility during a June board meeting. Plans were finalized and financing secured over the next three years, and the college broke ground on the project in March 2016.
The project was financed as a joint effort from the state of Wyoming and through bonds approved by Goshen County taxpayers.