Gillette Mayor Louise Carter-King cuts the ribbon with Dr. Mark Englert and County Commissioner Mickey Shober standing on either side
(Gillette, Wyo.) After nearly eight months, Gillette College has formally opened Inspirational Hall during a ribbon cutting ceremony last night, with Mayor Louise Carter-King formally cutting the ribbon herself.
Gillette College’s Inspirational Hall and Pronghorn Center are the two newest additions to the institution, both having been completed earlier this year. Inspirational Hall was open and ready for students to move in at the start of the spring semester for the 2016-2017 school year.
The community leaders praised the completion of Inspirational Hall and what it means to the community.
“Everyone knows how so many people worked hard to give us a college,” Carter-King stated. “And we got ourselves a great college.”
Gillette College began in humble origins; in trailers. But through the dedicated work of well-known Gillette families such as the McGraths, the Hladkys, and the Smiths, the community is able to provide a beautiful campus, Carter King said.
The mayor remembered the beginning of the college’s renovation years ago and how the completion of each stage of construction was a wonderful day for the community.
She stated how great the completion and the opening of the Pronghorn Center was for the community.
“We all know how great that was. It still gives me chills to walk up in that building. It is so amazing,” Carter-King expressed.
She said the new facilities serve to attract new families and students to the Gillette community, who would most likely find reasons to stay and raise their families.
“This college is the cornerstone of our community. It makes all our lives better,” said Carter-King. “We need to continue doing what we can to ensure that Gillette College is a continued success.”