SC Alumni are Nominees for 20 Under 40 Awards

Congratulations to this year's nominees for The Sheridan Press 20 Under 40 awards,  six of which are Sheridan College Alumni! The nominees are the top young professionals who go above and beyond in Sheridan County. Read their full stories at We are proud of you JJ McGinnis '13, Cory...

SC Student Hayley Uecker Receives National Scholarship

Sheridan College social sciences student Hayley Uecker was one of five students nationwide recently selected for Optimal’s spring quarter Community College Scholarship. Uecker, from Dayton, plans to graduate in 2021 and eventually become an elementary school teacher. She will be the first in her family to complete a college degree....

NWCCD Relaunches Weekend Welding Program

June 11, 2020 NWCCD Relaunches Weekend Welding Program, spots available This past March, Northern Wyoming Community College District launched a new welding certificate designed for working adults. The Weekend Welding Certificate, available at Sheridan College and Gillette College, is intended to be completed in one year, and courses are held...

SCF Student Partners win Awards

Congratulations to our Sheridan College Student Partners who received 2020 student awards! •Theron Kalasinsky - Recognition for Undergraduate Research in Science   •Hannah Morneau - Recognition for Undergraduate Research in Science    •Cassidy Schellinger - Sheridan College Foundation C.R. Gibbs Leadership Award   •Mindy Songer - Outstanding Overall Science Student,...

NWCCD Baccalaureate Degrees

Darci Peterson at the Sheridan Press wrote a great article on February 28, 2020 about Sheridan College's efforts to develop four year baccalaureate degrees. Sheridan College leadership and community leaders have been working hard to make this effort come to fruition. "In fall 2021, students of the Northern Wyoming Community...

Alumnight at the Dome

Alumnight at the Dome features drawing for night at Eaton’s Ranch Sheridan College will host Alumnight at the Dome on Wednesday, Feb. 12 during the men’s and women’s basketball games against Gillette College. The women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m., and the men’s game tips off at 7:30 p.m. Click...

First Gen Student at SC is Helped by TRIO Program

There was a great article in the Sheridan Press recently written by Allayana Darrow about Hector Martinez, one of our first generation students who plans to become a teacher and is trying to open doors for his siblings in the future. The article explains the importance of Sheridan College's TRIO...

NWCCD Launches Welding Certificate for Working Adults

Wyoming Works grants available to qualifying applicants. Northern Wyoming Community College District is launching a new welding certificate designed to accommodate working adults. The Weekend Welding Certificate will be offered at Gillette College and Sheridan College with courses being held on Fridays and Saturdays. Students will be able to complete...

NWCCD Nursing Receives Re-accreditation

The Northern Wyoming Community College District nursing program has received full re-accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, a national agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Wyoming State Board of Nursing approves all nursing programs within the state,...

Faculty Lecture Series: Cheaters Sometimes Prosper

The Thickman Faculty Lecture Series invites the public to enjoy the lecture "Cheaters Sometimes Prosper: Lying, Cheating and Stealing Across the Animal Kingdom" presented by Rachel Kristiansen on November 14, 2019 at 7pm in the Whitney Academic Center #153. Free Admission!

Faculty Lecture Series – Lakota-Cheyenne History on the Bozeman Trail

This discussion of events in Wyoming along what would become known as the Bozeman Trail will highlight the local history of the Lakota-Cheyenne camps and their travel which included the areas of Dayton, Sheridan, Big Horn, Banner, Story and along the Tongue River. Where: Whitney Center for the Arts Kinnison...

Back to School

Stephen Dow of the Buffalo Bulletin recently wrote a great article about the Sheridan College in Johnson County’s Center for College and Career Readiness program. It’s the first day of school for Kevin Thomas. And, as for any first-day student, the new beginning brings both trepidation and excitement. All new...

SC Students Tops at National SkillsUSA

July 3, 2019 - Eight Sheridan College students traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, last week to compete against thousands of their peers at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. All eight students placed within the top 15 in the nation and half placed in the top 10. Only those students...

SC’s Aguirre Selected for Leadership Program

Sheridan College is proud to announce that College Success Program Director Joseph Aguirre is participating in the prestigious National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Development Program as a 2019 fellow. Aguirre is one of twenty-four members of the 2019 Fellows Class selected from community college candidates from around the country....

Chance Ames Wins National Title at CNFR

Sheridan College student Chance Ames finished out his Sheridan College Rodeo career in style with a national title in bareback bronc riding at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper on Saturday night (June15). He rode well throughout the competition, and had accumulated a great score ahead of Saturday's ride,...

Sheridan College student one of 10 in the nation selected for Cyber Security Internship

May 28, 2019 - Aaron Baker, a student at Sheridan College, will attend a 10-week paid cyber security internship at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., for the next 10 weeks. Baker was one of just 10 students in the United States selected for the prestigious internship where he will...

Students Excel at SkillsUSA

May 1, 2019 - Sheridan College students compete in Wyoming SkillsUSA each year and consistently excel – this year was no different. Seventeen students received 13 total medals after the results were tallied at the final competition in Casper.  In addition, the team also received the Runner-up High Point Chapter...

SC Student named NCWP Scholar

Second year a Sheridan College student named Wyoming’s New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar Nadia Van Haele, a Sheridan College dental hygiene student, has been named Wyoming's 2019 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. This scholarship supports students at associate degree-granting institutions who plan to enter...

SC Accreditation Reaffirmation

Earlier this month, Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Paul Young received two strong endorsements of the college's health. First, news from the Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission reaffirming the college's accreditation through 2028.  Second, official notification from Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC that the...

SC alumna Presents Ecology Research

Hannah Jernigan, a Sheridan College alumna, together with co-authors and Sheridan College life science instructors Scott Newbold and Julie Rieder, presented research last month at the Front Range Student Ecology Symposium at Colorado State University. Jernigan, from Cheyenne, graduated from Sheridan College in May 2015 with her associate degree in...

Faculty Lecture-The Maternal Monster

Scary Single Mothers in Contemporary Horror Film  by Miranda Miller Thursday, April 18 at 7pm A study of the depiction of single mothers in horror films that have been made since the beginning of the 21st century, looking at a summary of various cycles of the horror genre and how...

NWCCD Announces New President

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District announced today that Dr. Walter Tribley has been selected as President of the District. The District was assisted in the conduct of the search by Dr. Pamila Fisher of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Dr. Walter Tribley...

NWCCD All-Wyoming Team Nominees

Seven Northern Wyoming Community College District students were honored as members of the 2019 All-Wyoming Academic Team at the 2019 WACCT Awards Ceremony & Legislative Reception at Laramie County Community College yesterday. Each year, Wyoming community colleges nominate high-achieving students to represent them at the state level. Academic Team members...

Faculty Lecture Series – Dr. Kristiansen

Faculty Lecture Series – “Can We Talk to Animals? An exploration of communication across the animal kingdom”  –  by Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, S.C. Psychology Faculty March 7 – 7:00pm – Whitney Academic Center #153 Humans are adept at communicating using written words, symbols, and gestures. However, nonhuman animals have also evolved...

9th Annual Rodeo Banquet

*Live and silent auction*  *Great food*  *Lots of dancing* Live entertainment by Paul Bogart!...... Where: The Holiday Inn.... Date: February 23rd, 2019......When: Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm..... Tickets $50/person, available for purchase through Sheridan College Foundation: call 307-675-0702....... For more information contact Coach Marc Gilkerson at 307-675-0615

Dr. Paul Young Announces Retirement

Press release: Northern Wyoming Community College District President announces plans to retire in July 2019 October 19, 2018 Today at a special meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees, NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young announced he will retire in mid July 2019. As one of Wyoming's longest-serving...

Whitney Center Concert Hall renamed Kinnison Hall

On September 20, 2018, the Concert Hall in Whitney Center for the Arts was renamed Kinnison Hall, honoring Tom Kinnison who recently passed away after a battle with cancer. Tom, a Sheridan College alum, had worked tirelessly to help fund many projects at Sheridan College and in the community. A...

Dr. Sy Thickman – History of Sheridan Institutions

Dr. Sy Thickman presented his lecture "The Way We Were" on Thursday, September 27, recounting the history of many of Sheridan's major institutions. The lecture was well attended, and was live-streamed and recorded for those not able to attend.  Click Here to enjoy the recorded lecture. The Sheridan Press was...

Dr. Sy Thickman Faculty Lecture

Come join us for a fantastic Faculty Lecture by our own Dr. Sy Thickman as he shares stories and anecdotes about Sheridan College over the last seventy years and the impact the college has had on the Sheridan community.  Refreshments will be served following the lecture.  Free admission!  The Faculty...

SC Volleyball Team Wins Team Academic Award

The Sheridan College women’s volleyball team, led by coach Jennifer Stadler, was just awarded an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. According to AVCA, the award honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the...

SC Music faculty member wins prestigious WY Arts Council award

Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman, Director of Strings and Orchestral Studies at Sheridan College, has received a Performing Arts Fellowship in Music from the Wyoming Arts Council, one of four recipients in the state. Bergman’s winning original compositions include “Ondine”, “The Temple," based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, and...

Smith named Woman of Influence

Congratulations to Sheridan College's Wendy Smith -- Recognized as the Wyoming Woman of Influence in Education for 2018! At the Sixth Annual Women of Influence Conference held in Cheyenne last week, our own Wendy Smith was named the 2018 Woman of Influence in Education.  No surprise to us as we...

SC Students Excel at SkillsUSA Championships

Sheridan College students have done very well at the National SkillsUSA Championships in the past, and this year was no exception.  Frank Baca and Benjamin Conklin traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, and won one of the nation's highest awards in Additive Manufacturing.  Click Here for the full article in the Sheridan...

Cole Reiner Shines at WYO Rodeo

Sheridan College Rodeo cowboy Cole Reiner has been making a name for himself in bareback riding. He recently competed in both the National College Rodeo Finals and the WYO Rodeo in Sheridan.  Click Here to read a great article in The Sheridan Press about Cole and his recent successes in...

Ann Storey – 20 Under 40 Honoree

Ann Storey, Sheridan College Alumna and current employee at Sheridan College, was recently honored by the Sheridan Press as one of Sheridan's 20 Under 40. According to the Press,  the 20 Under 40 are "the young professionals who go above and beyond. From an impressive list of nominations, a panel...

Hodge to Attend Peabody Institute

SHERIDAN — Colton Hodge was not a musical prodigy; he didn’t even learn to read music until a few years ago. But he has always had a talent and passion for music that eventually led him to master the viol da gamba. Hodge graduated from Sheridan College in May with his...

Chance Ames Going to CNFR

Sheridan College student and bareback rodeo cowboy Chance Ames is going to his second straight College National Finals Rodeo.  Chance led the Sheridan College Rodeo men's team to the Central Rocky Mountain Region's title for the second year in a row.  He was the only cowboy in the region to...

Announcing 2018 Distinguished Alum

Before he enrolled at Sheridan College in 1963, Torrey Moody was an ambitious, hardworking teenager with a dream to make it in business. Since then, that dream has become a reality. Moody now owns and operates nine franchises in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.  A third generation Sheridan County resident, he...

SC Foundation Director Jen Crouse Perseveres

Our very own Executive Director, Jen Crouse was in the news this week.  Sheridan Press reporter Ryan Patterson wrote an article about Jen's journey after her car accident at age 16 in which she was paralyzed from her chest down. SHERIDAN — Jen Crouse wanted to speak but physically couldn’t....

NWCCD All-Wyoming Academic Team

Congratulation to three outstanding Sheridan College students, Rosborg Halldordottir, Kaycen Townsend and Celsey Martin, who have been selected to the 2018 All-Wyoming Academic Team representing Sheridan College! The following is a Sheridan Press article published on March 10, 2018 about our high achieving students:  

2017 Sheridan College Student of the Year

Congratulations to Sheridan College student Rósborg Halldórsdóttir, who has won the 2017 NWCCD Student of the Year award! The Sheridan Press published the following article on February 27, 2018, about Rósborg's accomplishments: When Rósborg Halldórsdóttir arrived at Sheridan College in July 2016 from Mosfellsbaer, Iceland, she didn’t intend to study...

Sheridan College Nursing Students in the News

On January 26, 2018, there was a fantastic article in the Sheridan Press about our very own Sheridan College Nursing students, twins Trae and Tyler Kauffmann. It chronicles their story from high school to what led them to come to Sheridan College and enroll in the Nursing program. Click Here...

Daring to be Different

There was a great article in the Sheridan Press on January 19, 2018 about the relatively large number of female students in the Sheridan College Technology programs.  Click Here to read the article. Sheridan College is proud of our Technology students "Daring to be Different"! Photo from the Sheridan Press...

SC Student Brittney Steele named New Century Scholar

Sheridan College student and current Sheridan College Foundation Student Partner Brittney Steele has been named a 2017 New Century Scholar! Brittney achieved the state’s highest score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition.  Judges consider academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond...

Witzel Family Foundation exceeds $1M in donations!

The Sheridan Press had a great article about the Witzel Family Foundation's many generous donations to Sheridan College.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful Foundations in our Sheridan community!  Click Here to read the article in the Sheridan Press that was published on November 3rd, 2017.

SC Alumni at 3rd Thursday!

A fantastic night at Sheridan's 3rd Thursday street festival! Sheridan College Student Partners, SC women's basketball players, Foundation employees/board members, and some of our awesome Alumni greeted the community, sharing information about the Sheridan College Alumni Association!!

Sheridan College Veterans Center

We are so grateful for the Marna M. Kuehne Foundation and all they do for Veteran success at Sheridan College!  There was a wonderful article in the Sheridan Press on September 22, 2017 about Sheridan College's Veterans Center and the support that is available for veterans at Sheridan College. Click...
Witzel Family Foundation

Witzel Family Foundation and SC Celebrate Milestone!

Sheridan College Foundation is excited to celebrate with the Witzel Family Foundation - reaching a milestone of giving with a total of $1,045,000 provided for the support of students and the enhancement of our community! The Witzel Family Foundation has recently partnered with Sheridan College to purchase two pianos for...
Jazz in the Big Horns

“Jazz in the Bighorns” Workshop

The SC Jazz Studies program has enjoyed a great deal of growth in the last two years.  In order to build upon this momentum, Sheridan College Director of Bands and Jazz studies Dr. Eric Richards developed a workshop “Sheridan College JAZZ IN THE BIGHORNS”, using the Spear-O Wigwam mountain campus...
Dental Hygiene class of 2007

Dental Hygiene Class of 2007 Reunion

We were so fortunate to have the Dental Hygiene Class of 2007 Alumni on campus for a tour during their 10 year reunion recently. All of the reminiscing revealed a bond that will forever be held by these fine Sheridan College Alumni! See our Sheridan College Foundation and Alumni page...

Sheridan College Student rides at the WYO Rodeo

Hunter Carlson, current Sheridan College student and member of the Champion Generals Rodeo Team, did his rodeo coach proud riding bareback broncs at the WYO Rodeo. The hometown crowd showed their appreciation for the Sheridan College cowboy, giving him a loud ovation after his last ride.  He did not place,...

3-Time Champ Alum Zeke Thurston

Congratulations to SC Alum Zeke Thurston for making history at the Calgary Stampede! On July 16, 2017, he won his third straight Saddle Bronc riding Championship at Calgary, taking home a $100,000 check. Zeke is the first cowboy to ever win three straight Saddle Bronc Championships at the Calgary Stampede. In addition to...

Announcing 2017 Distinguished Alumni

Whether it’s woodworking or welding in her spare time, spending time with her parents or children and grandchildren, or working on mapping intricate data about the Northern Wyoming Community College District, Sheridan College’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Sharon Elwood has always given the task at hand her all.  Most recently, Sharon...