Sheridan College student receives honor

Madison Clarke receives Wyoming’s 2024 New Century Transfer Path Scholarship

SHERIDAN — Madison Clarke — a Sheridan College student from Clark, Wyoming — has been named Wyoming’s 2024 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Only one Wyoming student is chosen for this prestigious award each year. This $2,250 scholarship is designed to support recipients who are transferring to a bachelor’s program after graduation.

Scholars are chosen based on their academic accomplishments, leadership activities and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa.

“In addition to Madison Clarke’s excellent academic achievements and work ethic, she has demonstrated leadership and great character during her time at Sheridan College — in our PTK Iota Chapter and in the Department of Agriculture. It is wonderful to see her hard work be recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Sheridan College President Walt Tribley.

Clarke is studying Rangeland Management and Wildlife Biology at Sheridan College and is set to graduate this spring with the plan to transfer to the University of Wyoming this fall. She is the president of the Range Club, as well as the Ag club on campus, and is the Vice President of Leadership for the Iota Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

According to Sheridan College Agriculture Business Instructor Angel Sparkman, Clarke has many other attributes that make her a New Century scholar.

“From her work ethic to her willingness to learn and her commitment to continual learning, she is not just a New Century Scholar — she is a now scholar,” Sparkman said about Clarke. “She takes the now and makes it special and spectacular through hard work, leadership, fellowship and service. Madison makes everyone around her better.”

Clark expressed her gratitude for the honor.

“I wasn’t expecting (the scholarship), but it really makes me proud of the success that I’ve achieved over the last two years here and just proud of our college for providing so many opportunities to our students,” Clarke said.