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WNC fall semester begins Monday

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Western Nevada College’s fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 28.

Continuing and returning students can register in their myWNC accounts. New students are advised to enroll promptly to take care of the steps necessary to register for classes. Learn more about the admission process at

To assist students to prepare for fall semester, representatives from Admissions and Records, Academic Advising and Access and the Financial Aid Office will be available until 7 p.m. on Aug. 30. This late night is aimed to help students with enrollment processes and questions they might have leading into the fall semester.

Student Services’ regular business hours to help students are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To see courses that are available for the fall semester, go to

For information about becoming a student at WNC, call 775-445-3277.

GNCU recognizes Disability Support Services director

As Western Nevada College’s Disability and Support Services director, Susan Trist has provided access to higher education to students with disabilities, for nearly two decades.

Greater Nevada Credit Union has taken notice and selected her as a Community Hero for WNC.

She is the second of two WNC Community Heroes recognized by GNCU this summer. Mathematics professor Tim Mayo was honored at an Aces’ game on Aug. 11. GNCU is celebrating incredible local heroes who support Northern Nevada communities and are employed in education, first response, law enforcement, health care and the military.

She will be honored at the Reno Aces vs. El Paso Chihuahuas Triple-A baseball game at 6:35 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1 at Greater Nevada Field in Reno. Trist will receive four tickets to the game in special hero seating, a custom jersey and in-game recognition.

Trist has worked at WNC since 2005, drawing satisfaction from helping students succeed. In her role, she provides guidance with regards to disability issues to students, faculty and staff, academic advising, career counseling and personal counseling.

She was recognized with the Nevada System of High Education’s Board of Regents’ Academic Advisor Award in 2013. Trist earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to employment at WNC, Trist spent 18 years working in vocational rehabilitation in the private sector in the Reno area.

To learn more about WNCs DSS and CREST programs that Trist oversees, visit For information, email susan.trist@wnc or call 775-445-4459.

Golf for Education tournament on Sept. 29

WNC Foundation's Golf for Education 18-hole team scramble is set for Friday, Sept. 29 at Toiyabe Golf Club.

The 24th annual tournament supports workforce development in the region. It also provides members of the community the opportunity to help students with financial need earn the certifications essential to acquiring meaningful employment.

To sponsor the event or register for the tournament, visit For information, call 775-445-3239.

CDL training program expands length of classes

To provide the best possible educational opportunity to students, the Western Nevada College Commercial Driver’s License program has expanded classes from three to five days a week.

The CDL program has also partnered with The Health Lab to provide pre-admission Department of Transportation physicals and drug screens to students.

The five-week classes run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are openings in Fallon and Carson City, beginning Sept. 11.

For information, call 775-445-4210 or email


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