Sheridan College to Celebrate Whitney Days

Sheridan College will celebrate the second annual Whitney Days next week to honor Edward A. Whitney and his legacy of support of higher education in Sheridan County.

Over 15 events will be featured from Sept. 18 through Sept. 22, including several that will be open to the public.

Public events will include Coffee with the President in the Whitney Atrium from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 19. The college will also participate in the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce Third Thursday Street Festival in downtown Sheridan that day from 4 to 9 p.m.

Public events will continue on Sept. 20, a Friday, with Sheridan College soccer games and the Pat Hamilton Memorial Rodeo.

Men's soccer will start at 1 p.m., and women's soccer at 3:30 p.m. Both will be played on the Maier Soccer Field. The rodeo will start at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College AgriPark.

On Sept. 21, a block party will be held in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring inflatable games, music, food trucks and roving artists. The event is free.

Soccer games will be played at noon for the women and 2:30 p.m. for the men, and another round of the Pat Hamilton Memorial Rodeo will start at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College AgriPark. The rodeo will be held again starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

According to Dr. Leah Barrett, vice president of student affairs, the mission of Whitney Days is to educate Sheridan College students and staff and the residents of Sheridan County about Whitney's legacy.

She said Whitney Benefits, the foundation built from Whitney's estate, has been instrumental in the success of Sheridan College. Over the last decade alone, Whitney Benefits has contributed over $72 million in support of Sheridan College.

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