Whitney Concert Hall to be Renamed in Honor of Tom Kinnison

The Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall is to be renamed Kinnison Hall in honor of the late Tom Kinnison.

A mural commemorating Kinnison's life and legacy is to be unveiled Thursday night. The unveiling and a public announcement will be before the piano concert that starts at 7 p.m. in the concert hall.

Kinnison, who died on July 1, was president of the Whitney Benefits board and had served on the board of directors for 18 years. During that time, he was instrumental in advancing many projects at Sheridan College, including funding new facilities, programs, faculty and staff. He attended Sheridan College as a young man.

Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young said Kinnison was a truly remarkable man who worked tirelessly on behalf of the college.

Kinnison was a former city of Sheridan councilman, a Wyoming state senator and former member of the Wyoming House of Representatives.

The mural, which is located on the wall outside the entrance to the concert hall, features Kinnison's favorite view of Black Tooth Mountain and two images of him, one as a young man and the other of him while he served in the Wyoming Legislature.


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