Judy Hayworth ’65 – 2024 Distinguished Alum

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Judy Hayworth ’65 – A Life of Service to Others “I always knew I would be a teacher. I loved working and spending time with children, even at a young age.” Judy Hayworth was born and raised in Sheridan, attending Sheridan schools and getting involved in the local 4H program. She enrolled at Sheridan College […]

Zane Garstad ’85 – 2023 Distinguished Alum

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“I think the meaning of life is to bring value to people and to recognize value. It really brings out the best in people.” – Zane Garstad on his philosophy of life… Hailing from Southern Alberta, Canada, Zane grew up in a rodeo family where from a young age he rode calves, steers and then […]

Tom Ringley ’60 – 2022 Distinguished Alum

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Congratulations to the Sheridan College Foundation 2022 Distinguished Alumnus: Tom Ringley ’60! “Tom Ringley has made a difference in everything he has done” said Barb Williams, one of Tom’s classmates at Sheridan College from 1958-1960. “He is a dedicated, unselfish human being who is always willing to share his vast knowledge and his expertise to […]

Allen Thompson ’96 – 2021 Distinguished Alum

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“Sheridan College is part of my life. It has always been a part of my life, and always will be, professionally and personally.” Sheriff Allen J. Thompson ’96 has dedicated his life to serving his country and his community with professionalism and excellence. Sheridan College Criminal Justice Department head Jonni Joyce nominated Thompson for this […]

Torrey Moody – 2018 Distinguished Alum

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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 believes the education he received […]

Sharon Elwood – 2017 Distinguished Alum

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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 served as Dean of Enrollment […]

Barb Williams – 2016 Distinguished Alum

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Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young announced his approval of the Sheridan College Alumni Committee’s recommendation of Barb Williams as the 2015-2016 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. Co-nominators Erin Nitschke and Matt Hammer stated, “It is with great pleasure we nominate Barb Williams. Barb, known to many as the ‘Dome Mom’, is an individual who has […]

Ken Thorpe – 2015 Distinguished Alum

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Amy Albrecht nominated Ken Thorpe and said “Ken demonstrates an absolute dedication to community service. And when I say dedication, I mean it in the purest sense of the word. Ken Thorpe is far too much of a perfectionist and hard worker to become involved in anything to which he is not 100% devoted.” Thorpe […]

Dr. Karmen Kirtley – 2014 Distinguished Alum

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Dr. Karmen Kirtley began her work at Sheridan College in the early 1980s, taking a number of photography classes. She enrolled full-time in 1996-97 to pursue an A.A. degree. Although a non-traditional student, she actively participated in campus activities and distinguished herself by winning the Ray Kroc Award for outstanding college academic achievement and the […]

Ryan Mulholland – 2013 Distinguished Alum

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Ron Krikac nominated Ryan and had this to say, “I have known and admired Ryan for sixteen years, during which time I taught him in several college courses, coached his work with the Speech and Debate Team, and watched him grow from a college freshman to a successful businessman and outstanding community leader. Ryan said […]