Young Says College Has 'Great Support' in Community

As Sheridan Media reported earlier, Sheridan College is moving forward with plans for a renovated, and expanded, Technical Education Center. The college president said that's due to local as well as state support. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has more to the story.

The state of Wyoming will provide $6.5 million to help pay for the new $13 million Technical Education Center at Sheridan College in Sheridan. But the remaining funds will come from the community, including a total $7.5 million from Whitney Benefits, according to College President Dr. Paul Young.

Whitney Benefits' contribution include $1.5 million provided to the college between 2013 and 2015 to help finance upgrades to the existing tech center, plus $6 million for the expansion and renovation project. Young said the remaining $500,000 for construction is from private donors.

He also credited the help of state officials.

He said Sheridan College was fortunate that the state decided to make some kind of commitment to new construction statewide, and that the college's plans for the tech center were included.