Sheridan College to celebrate and honor Edward A. Whitney’s legacy during Whitney Days

Edward A. Whitney dedicated his life and legacy to supporting higher education in Sheridan County. Sheridan College will host the second annual Whitney Days from Sept. 18 through Sept. 22, featuring over 15 events. The public is invited to attend several campus and athletic events at Sheridan College throughout the week, including a free Block Party from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Parking Lot. This event is free and will feature inflatable games, roving artists, music and food trucks.

According to Dr. Leah Barrett, vice president of student affairs, the mission of Whitney Days is to educate Sheridan College students, staff and the residents of Sheridan County about Whitney’s legacy and celebrate his positive impact on higher education.

“It is important that we learn about the man whose incredible generosity and vision has made so much possible here at Sheridan College and take the time to celebrate,” said Barrett. “We’ll host a combination of informative, educational and fun events that incorporate service learning and civic engagement, which were central to Whitney’s life.”

Sheridan College students have and will always benefit from Whitney’s vision and generosity. 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 $72.5 million in support of Sheridan College.

Whitney Days events open to the public include:

Thursday, Sept. 19
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. | Coffee with the President | Whitney Atrium
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.  |  Sheridan Chamber of Commerce 3rd Thursday Street Festival  |  Downtown Sheridan

Friday, Sept. 20
1 p.m. | SC Generals Men’s Soccer vs. Trinidad State College | Maier Soccer Field
3:30 p.m. | SC Generals Women’s Soccer vs Trinidad State College | Maier Soccer Field
7 p.m. | Pat Hamilton Memorial Rodeo | Sheridan College AgriPark

Saturday, Sept. 21
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  |  Block Party  |  Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Parking Lot
(Inflatable games, music, food trucks, roving artists)
12:00 p.m.  |  SC Generals Women’s Soccer vs. Otero Junior College | Maier Soccer Field
2:30 p.m.  |  SC Generals Men’s Soccer vs. Otero Junior College | Maier Soccer Field
7 p.m.  |  Pat Hamilton Memorial Rodeo | Sheridan College AgriPark

Sunday, Sept. 22
10 a.m.  |  Pat Hamilton Memorial Rodeo  |  Sheridan College AgriPark

For information about student events and a full schedule, go to www.sheridan.edu/whitneydays.