College Board Authorizes Bond Issue for Thorne-Rider Center

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College Board Authorizes Bond Issue for Thorne-Rider Center

Northern Wyoming Community College trustees approved a bond resolution at their meeting Wednesday night that will finance $8.3 million in improvements to the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. Sheridan College Vice President Cheryl Heath said the bond issue will be primarily repaid through donations and pledges to the college.

The meeting was in the new board room at Sheridan College. The Northern Wyoming college district includes Sheridan College and its Gillette and Johnson County campuses. Trustees also formally accepted a $2.75 million federal grant that will help improve existing programs in the district's technology programs. Sheridan College President Paul Young said the grant will be to build on existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electrician apprenticeship programs. Money also will be used to enhance certificate and degree programs in machine tool and welding technology.

Trustees also authorized Young to act on their behalf to approve new names for Sheridan College Foundation funds ... accepted appointment of board members Norleen Healy and Bruce Hoffman to the nominating committee for 2014 board officer positions … and approved a new name – Innominate House – for what has been known as Staff House 2 on the Sheridan College Campus. Deo Lachman , Outdoor Adventure Club president, said the new name means “nameless,” and is also the name of the fifth highest peak in the Bighorn Mountains.

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