SC music students grow with progress

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The largest knight at King Arthur’s Round Table?

Sir Cumference.

 

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There are 28 music majors enrolled for degrees at Sheridan College this year. It’s the highest number to date. In recent years, SC has expanded and invested in music facilities and faculty, attracting accomplished, innovative professors and building some of the best music labs, classrooms and a performing arts center that are among the best in Wyoming. Remindful of the “Field of Dreams,” line, “if you build it, they will come.” Active recruitment of music and other fine arts students in Wyoming high schools and surrounding states is one of the reasons SC and the Northern Wyoming Community College District are showing enrollment gains.

One other Sheridan College note that’s worthy of some ink. When Dr. Paul Young became president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District in 2009, there were 449 degrees or certificates awarded from Sheridan College and Gillette College, with a campus in Buffalo. The institutional goal was 1,000 degrees by 2020 with the schools emphasizing “graduating on time with minimal debt and multiple job opportunities.” The last SC year, 2016-2017, there were 796 degrees awarded. Call it progress, or vision. It’s a goal likely reached.

 

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Quotable

 

“Baseball is like church. Many attend, but few understand.”

 

Wes Westrum, catcher, New York Giants, 1947-1957; MLB manager

 

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BumperSnicker spotted on I-25: Elect a Clown, Expect a Circus

 

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Longtime publisher pal Jim Hicks writes in his Buffalo Bulletin column how senior citizens should recognize when it’s time to stop their own trick or treating on Halloween.

• You keep knocking on your own door.

• People say, “great Boris Karloff” mask, but you’re not wearing a mask.

• By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.

• You have to carefully choose a costume that won’t dislodge your hairpiece.

• You’re the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood using a walker.

• You have to go home time and again to use the bathroom.

 

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Happy Halloween, everyone!

Watch out for those little ghosts and goblins tonight.

 

By |October 31st, 2017|

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