Western Nevada College shares
the concerns of our community during this challenging time. We continue to
monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and respond in ways to support our students,
faculty, staff and community.
WNC classes are being held
remotely and online through the end of spring semester. Our faculty and
staff are working closely with our students through this transition, and we are
providing many resources to support them.
While all campus locations
are closed, the college continues to serve its students remotely using email,
phone and video conferencing. Admissions, financial aid and
advising/counseling, as well as the controller’s office, are operating with one
person on campus, limiting contact with students to phone, email or other
remote technology. All other WNC services continue remotely.
Updates and resources are
available on the college website, www.wnc.edu.
Prison Program Presented with Social Justice Award
WNC’s Higher Education in
Prison program was recognized this month by the University of Nevada, Reno
School of Social Work at its inaugural “Celebrating Social Work Leaders,”
event at the Nugget Casino Resort.
The college’s Higher
Education in Prison program received the Social Justice Award, which recognizes
an individual or group who work with or on behalf of vulnerable
and/or oppressed individuals or groups of people toward social change. Work
focuses primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination and other
forms of injustice.
"We are very proud of
this recognition,” said WNC President Vincent Solis. “Our team members have
been working very hard on creating a program that provides more than
educational services to our students. This program provides hope and access to
a better life via the transformative power of education."
Deb Conrad and Kim DesRoches
have been leading this prison program, which serves more than 140 students at
Northern Nevada and Warm Springs correctional centers.
students' worlds open up, despite the bars they live behind, when they take the
first step in their pursuit of postsecondary education, but none of this would
be possible without the dedicated efforts of our partners at the Nevada
Department of Corrections' Warm Springs and Northern Nevada correctional
centers,” said Conrad, HEP coordinator. “This recognition belongs, in part, to
them as well."
DesRoches, the program’s
support specialist and a history professor on the Carson City campus, said that
many other campus members contributed to the success of the program and to the
“We would not be able to
serve the needs of our students without the support and assistance of our
Liberal Arts and PAT division directors, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid
and the Business Office,” she said. “It truly takes our village at WNC to make
all of this happen, and this award is a reflection of the dedicated work of so
many on campus."
Deadline to Apply for Foundation Scholarships Is April
Students can receive some
welcomed assistance through WNC’s Foundation to help with their future plans
But time is running out for
students to apply for scholarships through the Foundation. The deadline to
apply is April 1. By completing one application, students are eligible for more
than 300 scholarships for the fall semester.
Complete the scholarship
application at wnc.edu/scholarships/.
For students planning to attend WNC for the first time in the fall, they will also need to apply for admission at www.wnc.edu/starthere/.
WNC Foundation awarded more
than $530,000 to students in 2019. Scholarships are available in a variety of
career fields including nursing, STEM, automotive, career and technical
education, public safety, Latino, student leadership, electronics, music,
engineering and science, single parent, single moms, veterans, art, individuals
with financial need and Fallon campus scholarships.
It’s OK to Plan Ahead. Registration Nears for Summer,
WNC advisers are still
helping students prepare for college. Registration for summer and fall
classes will start on April 6 for current students, and students planning to
attend WNC for the first time can begin registering on April 13.
Students who have not
attended WNC before can start by applying for admission at wnc.edu/starthere/.
The summer session begins
June 8, with fall classes starting on Aug. 31. The class schedule is
available online at www.wnc.edu/class-schedule/
Don’t Stop Singing, Join Virtual Choir
Yearning to join other
singers and create some beauty while you're sheltered at home? WNC is making
Joining the worldwide
movement of virtual choirs, Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company singers are
joining with friends, family and audiences to create a virtual musical theater
choir — Broadway Rising — a completely online singing experience open to anyone
with a computer and a voice. Singers will perform Broadway works ranging from
Les Mis to Mamma Mia! with their favorite WNMTC performers, performing from
their own homes. Instructor Tristan Selzler will combine their voices with
accompaniments and their virtual performances will be shared for the world to
All interested singers, log
on to wnc.edu to enroll in MUSE 101, a one-credit course, call number
31593. Registration will remain open until Tuesday, March 31. If you have
problems enrolling, call admissions at 775-445-3277.
We may be shut in, but music
will find a way!