AT&T donates $14,000 to WNC

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AT&T has granted Western Nevada College $14,000 to help fund Jump Start College. The grant was awarded through AT&T Aspire.

Stephanie Tyler, president of AT&T Nevada presented the check to Western Nevada College at its fundraiser, Reach for the Stars at the WNC Observatory on Saturday, August.

“Empowering students to reach their highest potential is exactly what AT&T Aspire aims to achieve. Our hope is that by partnering with Western Nevada College in this shared vision, we can further enrich the lives of students today and well into the future.” Tyler said.

Jump Start College is a partnership between WNC and local high schools, offering high-achieving juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level classes earning college credits and potentially their associate degree prior to high school graduation. Participating high schools include Carson, Dayton, Churchill County, Douglas, Fernley, Pioneer, Pyramid Lake, Silver Stage, Smith Valley, Virginia City, and Yerington along with Oasis Academy and the Nevada Homeschool Network.

“As a partner of the Jump Start College program at WNC, AT&T has shown a real commitment to education in our region,” said Niki Gladys, Executive Director of WNC Foundation. “We are grateful to them for recognizing the tremendous value Jump Start College offers students.”

Information on contributing to the WNC Foundation’s efforts to raise funds in support of the college’s educational, cultural and service goals can be found at or by contacting Gladys, 775 445 3239 or


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