College district serving about 80 veterans this semester

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is providing services to 80 veterans this year. (Photo by Pat Blair)

About 80 veterans are enrolled for classes this semester at Sheridan and Gillette colleges and the Sheridan College Campus in Johnson County.

According to the Northern Wyoming Community College District, that number fluctuates, but the district maintains a program to help veterans adjust to civilian and college life. At their recent meeting in Gillette this week, district trustees heard from Brian Yeager, coordinator for veterans’ services at the two colleges and the Johnson County campus.

College District President Dr. Walt Tribley described the presentation as “very moving.” He said Yeager had two veteran-students speak at the meeting.

Dr. Tribley said the majority of veterans are in Sheridan and Gillette, but Yeager works with veterans regardless at all three campuses. He said there are specific places where veterans can go for help at Sheridan and Gillette colleges.

In Sheridan, the office is in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center.

The veterans services programs have been part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District for several years, and in fact, according to information on the website, the district was named a Military-Friendly School by GI Jobs Magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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