Sheridan College’s Landry May receives statewide recognition

Sheridan College’s Landry May was recognized as one of eight students from the state for the 2023 Shaping Wyoming’s Future Award.  Each student was nominated by the community college in which they are currently attending or – in May’s case – have recently graduated.  According to the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees, the students received this recognition for “the ways they have been able to transform their lives through their experience with the Wyoming community college system, and how their efforts are shaping the future of Wyoming.”

May moved nine hours away from her hometown of Kalispell, Montana, to attend Sheridan College. She worked hard through high school and received scholarships to help pay for her education. Shortly after she began her studies in the Sheridan College Agriculture Program, May immersed herself in her classwork and extracurricular activities. She joined the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, became an Ag Ambassador, joined the Agriculture Club, and started doing soil microbe research with one of her professors. In the Spring of 2023, Landry was selected as one of only 15 students to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s 2023 Hites Transfer Scholarship. Hites Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community activities. 

Landry graduated from Sheridan College in the Spring of 2023, earning Associate of Science degrees in Ag Business and Plant Sciences. She is continuing her education, seeking her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Plant Production and Protection through the University of Wyoming, while simultaneously working toward an Agritourism degree from Sheridan College. 

“She has an amazing work ethic, intellectual curiosity, and integrity,” Sheridan College Agriculture Program Director Mae Smith said. “Whatever Landry commits to, she does to the best of her ability.”