Sheridan College students share hope, encouragement with local seniors

As president of the Sheridan College Chapter of National Society of Leadership and Success, sophomore Human Services major Dawsen Pater was responsible for coming up with a community service project this year. In addition to being a full-time college student, Pater works as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Greenhouse Living, so he knew he wanted 

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NWCCD expanding online degree programs

Northern Wyoming Community College District has added two degrees to its growing list of programs available completely online. Starting this fall, an Associate of Science in Health Science and an Associate of Arts in Human Services will be available to students online. The District is expanding its online degree programs in an effort to serve 

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NWCCD trustees approve reopening plan, emphasize flexible approach

Northern Wyoming Community College District will resume on-campus classes and activities at the start of the fall semester on Aug. 24. While the District plans to begin classes face-to-face, it has developed a highly flexible plan to protect the health of students, staff and the public while operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At their board 

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Industrial Electricity student changing his life through education

Graduating with an associate degree from Gillette College in Industrial Electricity changed the trajectory of Charlie Chamblee’s life. Now an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician for Kinder-Morgan, Chamblee earned his degree through an intensive cooperative program offered when he worked as a plant technician at a local mine. Because of his degree from Gillette College, Chamblee 

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Young rancher on value of higher education at Gillette College

Growing up on her family’s ranch near Sundance, Wyoming, taught Andrea Pfeil how to be persistent and overcome obstacles. Pfeil, who once struggled in math, just graduated with associate degrees in Engineering and Mathematics. “If you told me I was actually going to end up becoming an engineer or that one day I would really 

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Engineering technology student turning hobby into successful career

Designing and sewing has been an important creative outlet for Katherine Emond for almost thirty years. Now an Engineering Technology major at Sheridan College and an engineering aide at Kennon, she is turning her favorite hobby into a rewarding career. “I love coming up with an idea and creating it from start to finish,” said 

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Sheridan College’s Hayley Uecker receives national scholarship

Sheridan College social sciences student Hayley Uecker was one of five students nationwide recently selected for Optimal’s spring quarter Community College Scholarship. Uecker, from Dayton, plans to graduate in 2021 and eventually become an elementary school teacher. She will be the first in her family to complete a college degree. Optimal, an education research publisher 

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NWCCD relaunches weekend welding program, spots available

This past March, Northern Wyoming Community College District launched a new welding certificate designed for working adults. The Weekend Welding Certificate, available at Sheridan College and Gillette College, is intended to be completed in one year, and courses are held on Fridays and Saturdays. After a brief hiatus due the coronavirus crisis, the District is 

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NWCCD creates new, online computer science program for teachers

Northern Wyoming Community College District has a new computer science certificate designed for teachers seeking a Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board Computer Science endorsement. The Computer Science Pathway Certificate, recently approved by the Wyoming Community College Commission, focuses on the topics, tools and best practices needed to teach computer science in grades 6 through 12. 

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