CollegeAmerica Sponsors Chuckwagon Cookoff and Chutes Tour at Cheyenne Frontier Days

The local college will also have a booth to answer questions for people interested in earning a degree in business, information technology, graphic arts, or healthcare

Online PR News – 29-July-2011 – – Cheyenne, WY - CollegeAmerica will be an event sponsor for both the Chuckwagon Cookoff and the Chutes Tours at the 2011 Cheyenne Frontier Days. This is the second year the college will be an event sponsor for the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration. Additionally, CollegeAmerica will host a booth at Frontier Days for prospective students interested in earning a degree in business, information technology, graphic arts, or healthcare.

“Frontier Days is a true Wyoming tradition, and this year we are embracing the spirit of the west with an outfitter’s tent as our booth. The event is such an integral part of this community and we are thrilled to be a sponsor again,” said Debbi Potts, campus director at CollegeAmerica Cheyenne. “Helping to strengthen the community is an important part of CollegeAmerica’s mission. We encourage our staff and students to volunteer in the community, and our graduates help fill the pipeline of skilled and educated workers in order to help strengthen our state’s economy.”

In addition to hosting a booth, CollegeAmerica will sponsor the Chutes Tours and Chuckwagon Cookoff.

The Chutes Tours provide a first-hand look at the inner workings of a rodeo. The tours are held multiple times a day throughout the eight-day event. The tours follow the path of the bulls and horses as the animals are rounded up and threaded through the maze of gates, on their way to the chutes and out into the arena with cowboy in tow. The tour ends with guests stepping into the chutes and walking across the arena. Tours begin in front of the Old West Museum by the “No Looking Back” bronze statue.

The Chuckwagon Cookoff begins on July 27 and provides an authentic chuckwagon experience. Chuckwagon crews provide a glimpse into life on the Goodnight Trail, which ran from Texas to Wyoming in the mid-1800s. Cooking demonstrations will take place throughout Frontier Days, culminating in the Championship Cookoff on July 27. The Chuckwagon Cookoff will be located between the Indian Village and Wild Horse Gulch.

For more information about CollegeAmerica, contact Kavitha Thimmaiah at 303.433.7020 or

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CollegeAmerica and its affiliates Stevens-Henager College® (which includes Independence University®) and California College San Diego have 20 locations across the western United States, working to help make a better career more accessible. CollegeAmerica’s degree programs are designed to produce highly trained and skilled graduates prepared for a wide range of job opportunities. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and offering programs in business, information technology, graphic arts, and healthcare, the college continues to pride itself on providing quality education to generations of students. For more information, visit

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