Whitney Presents $11.36 Million to Sheridan College

Tom Kinnison announces gift from Whitney Benefits to Sheridan College. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Tom Kinnison announces gift from Whitney Benefits to Sheridan College. (Photo by Pat Blair)

In a celebration that included tours of Sheridan College's new Technical Center, Whitney Benefits presented a second-century legacy gift to the college Wednesday of nearly $11.37 million.

Whitney Benefits board President Tom Kinnison said the gift was for programs and instructors at the college.

The announcement was deliberately made on that anniversary. Kinnison said colleges everywhere are experiencing shrinking budgets. According to a news release from the college, the funds include support for academic areas including agriculture, computer science, diesel technology, fine and performing arts, machine tool technology, music, nursing and welding technology.

According to the release, these programs were all selected as potential growth areas and align with regional economic development priorities.

The funds also include support for marketing and recruitment at the college, as well as creation of a Student Success Program modeled from the current TRIO program at Sheridan College.

Before the formal announcement of the presentation, those attending the event were given tours of the college's technical center. Attendees included the Whitney Benefits board of directors, college trustees, members of the college foundation board and trustees of all three of Sheridan County's school districts.

Kinnison noted that during the past 10 years alone, Whitney Benefits has contributed more than $72.5 million in support to the college.

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Whitney Board members join Kinnison and College President Dr. Paul Young around enlarged check. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Whitney Board members join Kinnison and College President Dr. Paul Young around enlarged check. (Photo by Pat Blair)
College President Dr. Paul Young also spoke Wednesday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
College President Dr. Paul Young also spoke Wednesday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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