Western Nevada College news: Men’s Leadership Summit on Saturday

Aadra Reed has been selected as Western Nevada College’s 2020-21 student employee of the year.

Aadra Reed has been selected as Western Nevada College’s 2020-21 student employee of the year.

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Build confidence, strength and resilience by learning from inspiring leaders at the Nevada System of Higher Education's inaugural Men’s Leadership Summit on Saturday.
This interactive and engaging day features successful and inspiring professionals sharing their experiences and words of wisdom to the community’s future and current leaders. The day features breakout sessions, forums and advice for men interested in uncovering their leadership potential.
College, high school and community members are encouraged to attend. This free virtual event is available to students across Nevada and attendees will have the opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes including a Sony PlayStation 4, a Nintendo Switch, an iPad, AirPods, a UNR Parking pass, and more! Sign up at http://bit.ly/nshe-mens-leadership-signup and learn more about the speakers and schedule at wnc.edu/mens-leadership-summit/.
“If you are interested on how to be successful in life and want to listen to amazing speakers talk about how they’ve become successful and reach their goals, this is the conference you want to attend,” said WNC President Vincent Solis. “You will get an opportunity to build friendships, develop connections, network and, again, listen to amazing speakers. Take some time, to join us. We look forward to seeing you there.”
Confirmed keynote speakers are Ernesto Mejia of Cool Speak, Dr. Myrton W. Running Wolf of UNR, Nevada Assemblyman Edgar Flores and Nevada State College President Bart Patterson. Other speakers include NFL alumni Morlan Greenwood, United States Navy Seal Lucas Vine, NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose, UNR President Brian Sandoval, NSHE Board Chair Dr. Mark Doubrava, Regent Byron Brooks, Regent Patrick Boylan, Regent Dr. Jason Geddes, Regent Joseph Arrascada, Regent Dr. Patrick Carter, Regent Donald McMichael, Dr. Victor Saenz of UT Texas, Dr. Frank Harris of San Diego State, Dr. Jesus Jara of Clark County School District, Deputy Chief Oliver Miller of the Reno Police Department and many more.
WNC presented a Women’s Leadership Summit in November.
Aadra Reed is student employee of the year
Aadra Reed has been selected as Western Nevada College’s 2020-21 student employee of the year for her professionalism, initiative, reliability, quality of work on campus, and more. She was one of six students nominated for the award, which is part of National Student Employee Appreciation Week.
“Aadra is a wonderful asset to the campus,” said Kennadie Frias, who supervises Reed in Counseling Services. “She is not only a friendly personality that greets students in person on a daily basis, but she is a dedicated member of this community. Her professionalism at work shows through and how proficient she can be at helping students, how much her coworkers adore working with her and how pleasant she is to have around the office/campus.”
The award means a lot to Reed.
“I am truly honored and grateful to have been nominated as Student Employee of the Year by my amazing supervisor Kennadie Frias,” she said. “To even be considered means that the effort and support I provide to others does not go unnoticed, and it means the world to me. It is a privilege to be able to enjoy what I do each day, which is helping students succeed and grow. I am thankful for such supportive teachers, fellow student employees, the Counseling Office team and all other departments at WNC as well. Special thank you to my mom for always being my rock and instilling strength, passion and kindness in every aspect of my life.”
Among the duties assigned to Reed is the important task of assisting students who contact Counseling Services. She helps new and incoming students who have questions about filling out their application and the other tasks they must complete. She also advises them about how to read the class schedule, how to register for classes through their MyWNC account and informs them on the resources available to them on campus. She also assists students in making an appointment to see a counselor, answers phones, greets students, takes messages, answers online chats, participates in outreach efforts and joins department meetings, and more.
“Her work is always beyond what is asked for,” Frias said. “She not only goes above what is asked for to assist students, but she also excels in the side projects that are given to her. With COVID-19 restrictions and other peer mentors moving on, we lacked the office presence we usually have to get projects done. Aadra has been given more responsibilities than we would have wanted to give a student worker this last year, but she has proved time and time again that she can exceed our expectations. Her quality of work is efficient, detailed and done in a timely manner.”
Because of Reed’s unique talents, she is able to perform duties that normally wouldn’t be expected of a student worker.
“She has also been given a group of Jump Start College students to track and communicate with multiple times a week, she has been given the responsibility to upload our new student application lists for outreach efforts, she uploads documents (ACT/SAT scores, unofficial transcript etc.) daily, and clears new student to-do items,” Frias said.
In addition to Reed, the following students were nominated for the 2020-21 WNC Student Employee of the Year:
• Alix Betancourt, Child Development Center
• Nayelli Lara-Gutierrez, Information Desk
• Jeremy Means, Business Office
• Angela Mitchell, Nursing & Allied Health
• Lesly Sanchez, Financial Assistance Office
50th Anniversary Spotlight: 50th Anniversary We Are Western Magazine Available
The 50th Anniversary We Are Western Scholarship Appreciation & Recognition magazine presented by Western Nevada College’s Foundation has been published and is available to the college community and public.
“We are proud of this year’s magazine as it’s our largest and most comprehensive edition, celebrating the 50 years that WNC has served our community,” said WNC Foundation Executive Director Niki Gladys. “Additionally, in the absence of our annual in-person scholarship celebration, the magazine allows us to shine a light on the generosity of our community and the incredible accomplishments of WNC students and faculty.”
The magazine highlights the college’s generous scholarship donors and showcases the students who received scholarships, allowing them to pursue their higher education and career goals. Many scholarships are founded to memorialize or honor important family and friends. The magazine tells these amazing stories as well. Copies are being mailed to donors and scholarship recipients, will be available to students during graduation ceremonies and are available at select retail locations.
In addition to all of the donors who funded scholarships for students, the Foundation would like to thank the magazine sponsors, BookNV.com; Banner Health; Cap City Baseball; Carson City Chamber of Commerce; Carson Tahoe Health; CC Communications; City of Fallon; Click Bond; Greater Nevada Credit Union; Handelin Law, LTD; High Sierra Fire Protection L.L.C.; Oasis Academy College Prep; Purple Avocado; Quick Space; Resource Concepts Inc. and The Union for supporting Western Nevada College.
For more information on starting your own scholarship or to receive a copy of the magazine, contact the WNC Foundation at 775-445-3240.
Education Instructor Leads Future Nevada Educators Summit
Western Nevada College Education Instructor Sarah Lobsinger is co-leading the first Future Nevada Educators Summit on April 27.
The virtual summit is set for 6 to 8 p.m. and is a joint effort led by seven Nevada System of Higher Education institutions, including WNC; the Nevada Department of Education; and other teacher licensure networks, with the goal of growing Nevada’s educator preparation pipeline.
Lobsinger, who is also co-facilitating one of the summit’s breakout sessions, formerly was a teacher at Carson High School and has seen the state struggle with teacher shortages.
“We recognize that now, more than ever, qualified teachers are needed in school districts across our state and it takes an effort from all of us to expose our community to the benefits of PK-12 teaching,” Lobsinger said.
To facilitate those who would like to become a teacher, there will be an opportunity at the end of the summit to participate in a Teacher Expo and Reception, where participants can visit breakout rooms to talk to representatives of NSHE institutions, the Nevada Department of Education and school districts.
To learn more about the event and to register, go to https://mailchi.mp/9189f8e27bbd/future-nv-educator-summit.
Help Out the Nerd Herd by Ordering a Hawaiian BBQ Meal
You have until April 27 to place your order to help a Western Nevada College student club raise money for on-campus activities.
The Nerd Herd is presenting a Hawaiian barbecue dinner on April 29.
To participate, preorder and prepay for your dinner(s) online through the WNC Foundation website, then pick up their meal(s) at a specific time on April 29. The cost per dinner, which will be prepared by Wildcat Den, is $12 and includes pulled pork, mango rice, coleslaw and a dinner roll. Those wishing to buy an additional meal will receive a $2 discount.
Dinner pickup will be at your appointed time from 4 to 6 p.m. outside the north side of the Bristlecone Building. To place an order, go to wnc.edu/foundation/events/nerd-herd-hawaiian-bbq/.
Use Summer, Fall Schedules to Register for Classes
Summer and fall classes are just around the corner at WNC.
Registration is already underway for these upcoming sessions. Utilize the schedule on the college website at wnc.edu/class-schedule/ so you can plan the classes you will take.
Summer session begins June 14 and fall semester starts Aug. 30.
For more information, phone 775-445-3267.


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