Find out how to finance college at WNCC

All three Western Nevada Community College campuses will take part in College Goal Sunday 2-4 p.m. Jan. 28.

College Goal Sunday is a free statewide program designed to help students apply for financial aid and plan for an affordable college education.

At the moderated sessions, financial aid professionals will help college-bound students and parents complete the free application for federal student aid, which is required by nationwide for students seeking financial aid, including grants, loans and scholarships and other financial awards.

Organizers suggest students and their parents visit www.cgs.nevada.edu for basic information about the event and specific locations for each program. Parents of students who are age 24 years or younger should attend and bring both the student and parent income information.

WNCC Locations

• WNCC Carson City

2201 W. College Parkway

Cedar Building, Rm. 331

775-445-3264

• WNCC Douglas

1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden

Bently Hall

775-782-2413

• WNCC Fallon

160 Campus Way

Sage Building, Rm. 103

775-423-7565

Cowboy poet Murphey plays Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center and Buffalo Creek Ranch present Michael Martin Murphey, the best-selling singer/songwriter of American cowboy music, at the Carson City Community Center on Jan. 27.

Known as the "singing cowboy poet," Murphey is one of the world's most respected singer/songwriters in the pop and country-western field.

Murphey will appear at 7:30 p.m in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Tickets are $25 for all seats. A $3 discount is available for BAC members, students and seniors. Call 883.1976 or visit www.breweryarts.org.

Orientation scheduled for possible mentors

Share what you know. Become a mentor.

There will be an orientation training to find out what is involved 5:30Ð8:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

Contact the Mentor Center of Western Nevada, a program of the Boys & Girls Club, at Western Nevada Community College. Call 445-3346.

To be a mentor, you don't need any special skills - just an ability to listen and to offer friendship, guidance, and encouragement to a young person growing up today. And you'll be amazed by how much you'll get out of the experience.

New outreach coordinator joins WNCC

Western Nevada Community College has hired Katie Leao as an outreach coordinator. She comes from Lassen Community College in California, where she served as a counselor. She will develop and administer WNCC's student outreach program, which includes organizing college recruitment events, expanding an on-campus tour program, creating a student ambassador plan, and continue the Bridges to Success and College Day programs. Leao has a bachelors degree in recreation management and a masters in counseling and student affairs from Northern Arizona University.

Soccer groups donate to WNCC Wildcats

The Capital Soccer Club and the Adult Youth Soccer Organization have awarded $10,000 to Western Nevada Community College to support operations of its women's soccer program. AYSO donated $5,000 and CSC matched their donation.

Funds will go to help support travel expenses, coaches' salaries and equipment needs.

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