SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will rename the Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall to Kinnison Hall in honor of the late Tom Kinnison. On Thursday, a mural commemorating his life and legacy will be unveiled to mark the dedication, and a public announcement will be made prior to a piano concert at 7 p.m.
Located on the wall outside the entrance to the hall, the mural features Kinnison’s favorite view of Black Tooth Mountain and two images of him, one as a young man and one while serving in the Wyoming Legislature.
Whitney Benefits board president, Wyoming legislator and advocate for higher education, Kinnison left a mark on the community and Sheridan College. He served on the Whitney Benefits board of directors for 18 years and advanced many projects at Sheridan College, including funding for new facilities, programs, faculty and staff. He also attended Sheridan College as a young man.
“Tom was a truly remarkable man who worked tirelessly on behalf of Sheridan College,” Sheridan College President Paul Young said. “After today, students, community members and anyone who visits Kinnison Hall will be reminded of and inspired by his legacy.”
Kinnison passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Sheridan at age 70.