Graduates have been anxiously waiting for this day. As last-minute preparations are performed for Thursday’s Western Nevada College’s drive-through commencement ceremony on the Fallon campus, graduates are counting down the minutes until they can celebrate their academic accomplishments. Attendance to the Parade of Graduates ceremony format that begins at 9 a.m. is limited to family and friends of the graduates, as well as WNC faculty and staff, and dignitaries. Graduates are permitted up to two celebratory vehicles for the ceremony. Among the students who have been approved for degrees and certificates of achievement include many graduates from Fallon, Fernley and Silver Springs. The public, though, is invited to watch the ceremony via livestream on the WNC YouTube channel that can be accessed at wnc.edu/2022grad/. Viewers can also go onto the college website at wnc.edu and click the “Commencement” button to watch the livestream. The Fallon graduation ceremony is WNC’s final commencement celebration of the week, following two ceremonies on the Carson City campus. It marks the third straight year that WNC has provided graduation ceremonies on the Fallon and Carson City campuses. About 600 students will graduate from the three ceremonies including 110 from the Jump Start College. Oasis Academy's graduation for high school seniors will be conducted on the same day at 6 p.m. This year’s ceremony will be an in-person, outdoor event in front of Pinon Hall. According to Oasis, tickets are not necessary, and everyone is welcome. Students are welcome to decorate their graduation caps. Students who are receiving their Associate of Arts degree from Western Nevada College in addition to their high school diplomas are also invited to attend the WNC graduation WNC’s ceremony is a drive-through graduation and students are encouraged to decorate their cars. Churchill County’s adult education graduation is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high-school’s auditorium. Kent, Binand, Rogers Celebrated in Nursing Pinning Ceremony Western Nevada College celebrated its Associate of Applied Science Nursing degree graduates May 20 with its traditional Pinning Ceremony at the Carson City Community Center. The 48-member Class of 2022 was honored by the college’s nursing faculty, adjunct faculty, Nursing Allied & Health staff members and WNC officials. Courtney Lynn Binand, Ivy Rebecca Kent and Dallas Caitlin Rogers of Fallon were among the graduates celebrated. WNC Interim President J. Kyle Dalpe provided welcoming remarks, while WNC Interim Nursing/Allied Health Director Debi Ingraffia-Strong delivered introductions and a welcoming speech. Nursing Class President Trevor Ammons spoke to the grads and provided an introduction of the 2022 Class and Second Year Nursing Club officers, while Professor Edda Gibson provided the keynote address. The ceremony concluded with the traditional presentation of pins. Kudos to Graduates from Fallon, Silver Springs and Fernley Western Nevada College’s 51st graduation class is being recognized from May 23-26. Among the students who have been approved for degrees and certificates of achievement include many graduates from Fallon, Fernley and Silver Springs.
Steve Ranson/LVN, file Congratulations await WNC, Oasis students today.
The grads and the corresponding degree or certificate of achievement are: Fallon ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Heather Louise Cordell, Michael Alexander Montes Cox, Timothy Petersen ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - DEAF STUDIES Mayra Luz Ledesma ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - GRAPHIC DESIGN Joseph Charles Mikulak ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - NURSING Courtney Lynn Binand, Ivy Rebecca Kent, Dallas Caitlin Rogers ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - WELDING Brayden D. Blea, Logon MichaelThomas Ross, Joshua William Youles ASSOCIATE OF ARTS David Joseph Adams, Lexey Zakhi Akins, Jamie Alvarez, Hunter D. Arends, Kadie Anne Bake, Rachel Jenae Bake, Anna Rose Baker, Jelen Rose Bayoneta, Joshua Charles Bloomfield, Laura Ashley Bower, Gavin Lee Bracken, Shelby Chard, Angela Marie Cornejo, Rosalyn Shantel Cornejo, Danna Guadalupe Correa, Courtney Ida-Mildred Cross, Madison L. Davis, Tayler Audrey Felton, Evelin Gomez, Nallely Gomez, Grace Griswold, Lauren A. Halloran, Trevor Bradley Halloran, Samantha Hines, Chloe Jandreau, Isabella Marie Leal, Eric Leyse, Britney Jean McArthur, Jaylee Payton McEwen, Zachary Randall Mullins, Kiara Riley, Andreah Gabrielle Stacey, Josey Mae Suess, Maiya Elaine Swan, Katherine Annette Tejeda, Brooklynn Whitaker ASSOCIATE OF BUSINESS Cheyenne Benson ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES Logan Earl Johnson, Alaina Roseland, Maycee LeAnn Wadsworth ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE Hunter D. Arends, Zoey Leeann Brown, Elvira Taihly Correa Chavarin, Kaitlyn Nicole Hert, Sam Seong-Young Lee, Connor Oceguera, Kylie Rachelle Pack, Hailey Penfold, Lainee Reid, Nelly Adilene Ruiz, Novaleah Americus Sampley, Kailyn Mae Sorensen, Madeline Grace Stephens CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Mayra Luz Ledesma Fernley ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - CRIMINAL JUSTICE Shelene Bowling ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - DEAF STUDIES Brandi Kjose ASSOCIATE OF ARTS Ellie Bassett, Alexandra Isabel Brown, Donna J. Dastrup, Zachary David Dillon, Sarah Samantha Donley, Amber Dawn Duncan, Leahi Hale, Tyger James Hunter, Persephone Hanako-Lee Mulei, Khang T. Nguyen, Ashley Grace Ward, Kayla Nichole Ward ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES Shery Lynn Stafford ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE Cailynne Rayne Bixby, Broderick Garrett, Ethan Tomas Hensen, Allyssa Maria Mathern, Zoie Miranda BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE - ORGANIZATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT Kari Rae Weitzel CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Brandi Kjose Silver Springs ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - AUTOMATED SYSTEMS James Garrison ASSOCIATE OF ARTS Ryu Thomas Crank ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE Aubrey Rose Damm, Logen Blake Ornelas, Perla Rosita Rodriguez Summer Session Commences on June 13 Western Nevada College is presenting more than 40 classes this summer, including several that can be taken in person. Among the offerings for the two-month session are HVAC, Criminal Justice, Economics, Intro to Auto Mechanics, Finance, History, Mathematics, Management Science, Philosophy, Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Welding and more. Some of these classes are offered in person on WNC’s Carson City and Fallon campuses. Go to wnc.edu/class-schedule/ to learn more about these classes. Students can register for these courses through their personal WNC accounts, while new students can apply for admission at wnc.edu/starthere/. Summer session starts June 13 and ends on Aug. 6. For more information about becoming a student at WNC, phone 775-445-3277. To receive guidance in planning your degree and certification pathways, contact Counseling Services at 775-445-3267.
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