Western Nevada College helps Bradley pursue dream of becoming pharmacist

Allie Bradley’s career path started while working as a pharmacy technician at the CVS Pharmacy in Fallon. Her ultimate goal of becoming a Doctor of Pharmacy and working as a pharmacist meant having a strong foundation in the sciences. She discovered that Western Nevada College’s Fallon campus provided that. With small class sizes, individualized instruction and being close to home the campus set her up for success.

“Choosing WNC for my undergrad education was by far the easiest decision I’ve ever made,” Bradley said. “I knew I was going to develop a great foundation for my future from the professors at this institution. I had been to a large university prior and I did not like the teaching styles or the large class sizes.

“When I transferred to WNC and enrolled in science courses there, the class sizes were small and I received a more personable teaching style in the classroom and my grades reflected that. The smaller class sizes allowed the professors to really get to know their students, care about them and spend more time with each student. I wasn’t just a student number in the professor’s grade book.”

Upon meeting with a counselor and conveying to the counselor her career goals, Bradley’s educational path at WNC was determined. She took foundational courses including multiple science classes, her favorites being microbiology and biology. She also was honored to take part in the INBRE research project led by Dr. Gary Evett.

“Working with Dr. Evett was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I will never forget the experience. We presented a poster of our research in Reno at the INBRE Conference. If you have the opportunity to be involved in his research, I highly recommend jumping on the opportunity. I still use certain aseptic techniques I learned from his research lab in my current practice at a clinical hospital,” she said.

Bradley completed her Associate of Science degree in two years and was accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Idaho State University. Today, she has completed the first year of her doctorate program and is working as a student pharmacist at a clinical hospital and cancer center. She has three years remaining in the program to graduate with her doctorate and will then complete a two-year oncology residency to become a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist.

Now, because of the education foundation provided by WNC, Bradley’s dream is well within reach.

WNC provides students with new source for textbook, merchandise needs
With many students already savvy online shoppers in an ever-evolving cyber world, they’ll find Western Nevada College’s new bookstore user friendly.

WNC has enlisted in a contemporary bookstore — Textbook Brokers — to serve its students’ needs moving forward. Textbook Brokers offers students a full-service online bookstore to purchase textbooks, eBooks, digitally delivered coursework and fully emblematic WNC merchandise.

The WNCbookstore.com website became live on July 1, providing students with sufficient time to decide on their classes and which books they’ll need for fall semester. Textbook Brokers plans to add new merchandise to the website throughout the summer, and all fall 2021 semester textbooks will be available for purchase on Aug. 1.

“In an effort to bring students back to the WNC bookstore, Textbook Brokers will be offering market competitive pricing, meaning students won't need to shop on Amazon,” said Mark Mazurowski, Nevada regional manager for Textbook Brokers.

An ordering kiosk and book drop box have already been installed on the Fallon campus. Students can find them conveniently located in Getto Hall.

Textbook Brokers will provide a popup bookstore on the Fallon campus at the start of the semester. Students will be able to pick up their online orders on campus during the first week of 
school at either popup location. Specific times for the popup location will be announced later.

To place an order, students will just need to visit WNC.bookstore.com — which is iPhone and Android friendly — and enter their student ID. “At which point their course materials will automatically add to their cart,” Mazurowski said. Next, they’ll click checkout and select to have their books delivered to their home address or to their respective campus for pickup.

For more information, go to textbookbrokers.com.

Register early: More in-person classes available for fall semester
Did you miss attending classes on Western Nevada College’s campuses?

Take painting, ceramics, auto mechanics, biology, chemistry, emergency medical services, English, geology, mathematics, psychology, welding and more in person this coming fall on the Fallon campus.

To ensure that you get the in-person classes that you want, register as soon as possible.
You can find a schedule of classes online at wnc.edu/class-schedule/ that will help you plan for your fall semester at WNC.

Continuing students can register through their myWNC accounts. Individuals planning to attend WNC for the first time can apply for admission at www.wnc.edu/starthere/. To learn more about WNC’s academic programs and degree requirements, see the Academic Program Guide at https://www.wnc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AcProgram_2021_12.pdf
Fall semester starts Aug. 30.

For information, phone 775-445-3277 or email fallon@wnc.edu.


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