WNC-Fallon News & Notes: April 5 Fundraiser to support Fallon Campus

Hert semi donated to WNC for CDL class.

Hert semi donated to WNC for CDL class.

Show your support of the WNC Fallon campus by attending the Friends of Western Benefit Fundraiser on Friday, April 5 at the Fallon Convention Center.

The fundraising evening is presented by title sponsor Manpower and includes a prime rib dinner provided by Courtyard Cafe, music, raffle and an auction. The event is also sponsored by A&K Earth Movers, Ott’s Farm Equipment, Widmer & Mills Certified Public Accountants, and Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

The fundraiser will provide important resources needed by the WNC Fallon and rural service area programs.

Raffle and auction prizes include a two nights’ stay at the Eldorado plus dinner and show tickets, one night’s stay at the Atlantis, foursome of golf at Somersett Country Club, a Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse, oil changes at Fallon Auto Mall, a Ring Video Doorbell and much more.

Tickets are $50 per person or $385 for a table. Sponsorships are also available and donations are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m.

For information, contact WNC Fallon Campus Support Specialist Angela Viera at 775-423-7565.

WNC to visit CCHS, Oasis Academy to Discuss Jump Start

Jump Start program information nights for parents and students have been set for Churchill County High School and Oasis Academy.

Oasis Academy has arranged for a Jump Start night March 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., while CCHS has scheduled its Jump Start informational night April 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Through WNC’s dual-enrollment Jump Start program high school juniors can earn up to an associate degree by the time they graduate from high school and save thousands of dollars in the process.

To help parents and students determine whether Jump Start is a good fit for them and to answer their questions about the program, WNC’s Jump Start Counselor and Outreach Coordinator Tricia Wentz and Fallon Outreach and Access Counselor Wylecia Johnson will be visiting on those informational nights.

Class provides hands-on skills to earn CDL license

Learn the hands-on skills to earn your commercial driver’s license through WNC’s Continuing Education CDL Skills Test Preparation class on the Fallon campus starting March 19.

Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through June 15.

The class will be 85 percent hands-on instruction and 15 percent classroom learning. The classroom portion will focus on the concepts of the skills test, including basic control and backing the truck/trailer, and the concepts of double-clutch shifting. The hands-on portion will focus on operating the truck/trailer in a controlled environment and under close supervision of the instructor, as well as intensive training in backing the truck/trailer in a controlled backing concourse.

Bert Stephens, an eight-year veteran of the trucking industry and operations manager for Dixon Bros. Inc., will serve as the course’s instructor. Hert Trucking has generously donated the semi for this class.

To register for the CDL classes, go to www.wnc.edu/fallonce/.

Welding, meditation, self-defense among upcoming continuing ed classes

With the goal of enriching the cultural, social and recreational life of the Fallon area, Western Nevada College is offering the following classes through its Continuing Education program:

Beginning Welding — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2

Book Arts: Workshop 1 — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2

Book Arts: Workshop 2 — 2-5 p.m. March 2

Self-Defense — 9 a.m.-noon. March 2

Meditation — 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5-26

Introduction to Calligraphy — 5-8 p.m. March 6

Ornamental Welding — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9

Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9

Acrylic Painting — The Big Thaw: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 13

Book Arts: Workshop 3 — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23

Book Arts: Workshop 4 — 2-5 p.m. March 23

College for Kids: Clay Wonders — 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, March 26-April 30

Beginning Pottery — 6:45-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, March 26-May 7

Résumé Writing — 6:30-8 p.m. March 27

Serti Silk Painting — 10 a.m.-noon. March 30

The goal of WNC’s Continuing Education Division is to respond to community needs for lifelong learning opportunities. The program is self-supporting and does not receive state funds to sponsor its classes and workshops. The events are funded entirely by student fees. Classes are offered for no credit and with no final grade assigned.

Course details, fees and registration information are at http://www.wnc.edu/fallonce or by calling 775-423-7565.


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