High school seniors planning to attend Western Nevada College in fall 2022 are eligible for early bird scholarships through WNC Foundation. By completing a scholarship application by Oct. 31, high school seniors will be given priority for many scholarships, including the Dick Campagni Scholarship for High School Seniors. Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be graduating from a local high school. Current and other prospective students are also invited to apply early for scholarships. Students have until April 1, 2022 to apply for scholarship funding for the 2022-23 academic year. The scholarship application can be filled out starting Oct. 1 by going to wnc.edu/scholarship. WNC representatives will be visiting local high schools in October to help seniors with their FAFSA and WNC Foundation scholarship applications. WNC Foundation awarded more than $675,000 in scholarships to students for the 2021-22 academic year due to the generosity of donors and the Foundation’s various fundraising efforts. For information, call Carol McIntosh in the WNC Foundation Office at 775-445-3240. Foundation wraps up successful golf tournament Eagles and birdies covered team scorecards. A ball-launching cannon fired drives in excess of 500 yards. In the spirit of Nevada, participants played poker while on the golf course. Amid all of the excitement, WNC nursing students were checking participants' blood pressure. And there were plenty of prizes, laughs and golf stories to go around at Toiyabe Golf Club. Yes, that was only part of another successful Golf for Education tournament presented by Western Nevada Foundation College on Friday, Sept. 24. To raise money for student scholarships and enhance workforce training for the good of the Sierra Region, area golfers and businesses were more than happy to participate in the 22nd annual event. When the last birdie was drained, the Carson City Toyota team of Dana Whaley, Greg Whitt, John Gleave and Rudy Schmidt were declared champions. The foursome shot a sizzling 32-under-par gross total score of 40! Second place went to the Beverage Technologies Inc. team of Jeff Love, Keith Squires, Tyler Golden and Kenny Napoletano with a fabulous score of 43. There were plenty of additional winners: • Closest to the pin: Vic DeNegris • Women's long drive winner: Joni Taylor • Men's long drive winner: Mat Anderson • Putting Contest: Trevor Halloran • Poker Run first place: Tom Bock • Poker Run second place: Cindy Kildow • Carson Tahoe Hospital raffle prize: Darcy Johnson • Tee Game Winner (Hole #15): Jason Woodbury. Without a variety of generous sponsors and their commitment to the 2021 Golf for Education tournament, the event wouldn't have been possible. The WNC Foundation greatly appreciates tournament sponsors: Southwest Gas, Allison MacKenzie, Classic Finishes, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Briggs Electric Inc., Carson Tahoe Health, Chick-fil-A, Dixon Golf, Dick Campagni Capital Ford, Dick Campagni Carson City Toyota, The Fox Brew Pub and Washoe Wealth Advisors; Business Team Sponsors: Amada Senior Care of Reno, Beverage Technologies Inc., Advanced Health Care of Reno, Advanced Home Health and Hospice of Reno, Mike Wood Real Estate Team, DA Davidson-Rich Concepts Investment Group, Metcalf Builders and United Federal Credit Team; Long Drive Sponsors Mark and Maria Denzler; and Tee Sponsors: Eden Home Health, Hospice and Home Care and JP Copoulos Architect. WNC Foundation wishes to thank all participants, businesses and volunteers who took part in the Western Nevada College’s 50th Anniversary Golf for Education Tournament! Short-term classes begin Oct. 25 If you were too busy and missed the start of fall semester at Western Nevada College or you want to add a class or two, the college has you covered. Register now for short-term classes! Applied Industrial Technology (AIT 101 and 155), American Sign Language, Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Technology, Counseling, Drafting, Communication, Education, Educational Psychology, Political Science, and more are being offered starting in late October. Most of the classes offered are online, but several are in person. They are worth full credit and will last approximately eight weeks. Check out the class options at wnc.edu/class-schedule. For information about becoming a student at WNC, go to www.wnc.edu/starthere. JCDO to host Thomas Talks on Titanic, NASA What an informative weekend Mike Thomas has planned for attendees on Oct. 15 and 16 at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory. First, on Friday night, the Northern Nevada lecturer will talk about “The Titanic.” You know, that unsinkable ship that somehow sunk five days after sideswiping an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England in 1912. Prior to the Star Party on Saturday night, Thomas will provide a presentation on “NASA: The Early Years.” This slide-show presentation by Thomas covers the exciting years of our country's first manned space flights. The lecture focus is on the Mercury Seven Astronauts. In the past, Thomas has covered a wide variety of history topics such as Pearl Harbor, Atlantis and Joan of Arc, as well as science talks such as UFOs, the Milky Way and Leonardo da Vinci, and many more. Thomas’ lectures are free to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m.; doors to the observatory open at 7 p.m. Note that all attendees are required to wear a face covering inside the observatory in accordance with Center of Disease Control, Nevada State and Nevada System of Higher Education guidelines. On Saturday nights, JCDO is open to the public from sundown to 11 p.m. for Star Parties. The Western Nevada Astronomical Society hosts these parties, bringing together people with an interest in astronomy. Newcomers are welcome. The observatory is located at 2699 Vanpatten Drive in Carson City. Vitalant presenting blood drive Oct. 5 at WNC By participating in the Tuesday, Oct. 5 blood drive presented by Vitalant at Western Nevada College, donors can help provide a sufficient supply of blood for transfusions locally. Blood transfusions are used to help treat anemia, cancer patients and kidney disease, to name just a few. The Vitalant Blood Drive is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of WNC’s Joe Dini Building. To make an appointment, phone 887-258-4825 or go online to vitalant.org and enter “WNC” for the blood drive code.
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