WNC News & Notes: Participants sought for annual Veterans Suicide Awareness March

The Western Nevada College Student Veterans Club and the WNC Veterans Resource Center invite the community to partake in the third annual Veterans Suicide Awareness March at 10 a.m. on May 6 in Carson City.

Participants will walk from the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and West College Parkway to the WNC campus at 2201 W. College Parkway, and back, approximately 2.3 miles round trip.

The event brings attention to the ongoing reality of veteran suicide, which occurs approximately 22 times a day across the United States, and every 2.75 days in Nevada. Along the way, walkers will view signage that shares caring thoughts of veterans and also acknowledges the suffering and needs many veterans bring home from battle.

After arriving on campus, participants will place small American flags on the college’s front lawn to show solidarity with those who serve. Participation is free and donations will be accepted.

For information, contact Rick or Matthew at 775-445-3301, or email wncveterans@gmail.com.

Carson Campus Spotlights Student Art

Western Nevada College is celebrating the final exhibit of the 2016-17 school year by showcasing hundreds of art pieces from students.

The annual Student Art Show runs through May 12 at WNC’s Carson City campus. The artwork that’s displayed is from photography, graphic communications and ceramics classes.

The artwork is exhibited in the main, atrium and hallway galleries, which are located in the Bristlecone Building at 2201 W. College Parkway in Carson City. The gallery is open weekdays during school hours, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WNC Selected from Thousands for Best Value Award

Affordability, student satisfaction and exemplary academics are reasons why Western Nevada College is the recipient of the 2017 Best Value School Award.

WNC was selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools for the Best Value School Award, which is issued by University Research & Review, a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school.

WNC was chosen by the committee because it passed rigorous standards, including a combination of cost, accreditation, variety and quality of school programs, and student satisfaction with the institution.

The Best Value School Awards are designed to assist students in selecting a higher education institution that combines quality education, career and professional direction and financial value.

For information about the award, go to www.bestvaluecolleges.org/.

WNC Recognizes PTK Honor Society Inductees

Forty-one Western Nevada College students earned induction into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society during ceremonies April 22 and 28 on the college’s Carson City and Fallon campuses.

During the ceremonies, the inductees read an oath of membership pledge and performed a candle lighting to receive a spark from a flame, thus promoting their own individuality according to the Greek myth.

PTK was created in 1918 and has served as a means to honor and encourage academic achievement of community college students. The organization also provides opportunities for individual student growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.

In order for WNC students to qualify for PTK membership, they must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree coursework with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher throughout their enrollment at the college.

WNC’s 2017 PTK inductees for Alpha Upsilon Beta and Beta Theta Iota are as follows:

Carson City Chapter: Yessica Alonso, Jose Banuelos Ruiz, Cassandra Blackmore, Tera Bruhn, Audrey Clark, Patricia Dark, Cherrice Dotson, Raife Edwards, Jesus Fernandez, Damon Fischer, Michael Frenchu, Marcela Garcia-Baltierra, Anna Graham, Katrina Grahn, Ryan Harrity, Matthew Hodges, Sarah Jarrett, Linda Jones, Gary Little, Miette Lopez, Hannah Marquis, Megan Martinez, Gavin Meyers, Michelle Miller, Karri Mouritsen, Julie Rodriguez, Maria Salas, Cheryl Simmons, Diane Smith, Sean Stepro, Amber Svensson, and Asinate Valentin.

Fallon Chapter: Dallas Campbell, Devyn Frederick, Jessica Gomes, Chance Harrison, Rosemary Kufalk, Austin Lunderstadt, Susana Renteria, Lawrence Smith, Denise Youles and Kailee Youles.

Fall Registration Underway

Registration for the fall semester at Western Nevada College is underway.

The first step for new students to attend WNC in the fall is to apply for admission. To learn more about enrolling, go to www.wnc.edu/starthere/.

Students can also enroll in classes for summer semester. Summer semester begins June 12 and ends Aug. 5. Fall semester starts Aug. 28.


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