WNC News and Notes: Deadline to Apply for Spring 2023 Graduation Is March 1

Western Nevada College’s Class of 2023 will return to traditional ceremonies in May. The Fallon ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at the Barkley Theatre in Oats Park Art Center.

Western Nevada College’s Class of 2023 will return to traditional ceremonies in May. The Fallon ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at the Barkley Theatre in Oats Park Art Center.

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Students completing a degree or a certificate of achievement are required to submit an online Application for Graduation to Admission and Records.

Wednesday, March 1 is the deadline to submit this form. Students can check with their adviser about their eligibility to graduate.

Apply at wnc.edu/admissions/graduation.php. There is a $25 processing fee for each graduate.

The Spring 2023 Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Monday, May 22 at Marv Teixeira Pavilion in Carson City and Thursday, May 25 at the Barkley Theatre in Oats Park Art Center in Fallon.

Western Announces Return to Traditional Graduation Ceremony 

           For the first time since 2019, Western Nevada College is planning traditional graduation ceremonies for its students.

            The Fallon ceremony is returning to the popular Barkley Theatre in Oats Park Art Center venue. Commencement is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 25, with doors opening at 8 a.m.

            There will also be a traditional ceremony in Carson City on Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. It will mark the return of the ceremony to Marv Teixeira Pavilion, where many other Western graduation ceremonies have been held.

            The health pandemic changed WNC’s commencement plans for the past several years. Graduates, however, were honored through the Parade of Graduates ceremonies in Fallon and Carson City.

            More information about WNC’s graduation ceremonies will be released as those dates near.

            For more information about graduation at WNC, go to wnc.edu/admissions/graduation.php.


Late-Start Classes Provide Another Chance to Be Part of Spring Semester at WNC

If you planned to be part of spring semester at Western Nevada College, there still is time.

WNC is offering a number of late-start classes online beginning in March.

Choose from late-start classes in management, American sign language, fingerspelling, biology, drafting, early childhood education, human development and family studies, Spanish, golf, and more. Short-term and late-start will be offered online starting as early as March 9 and will accommodate an individual’s busy work and family schedule.

Students also have the option of taking open entry classes, where they can work at their own pace and enroll as late as the ninth week of the semester.

For a full list of classes and course descriptions, go to wnc.edu/class-schedule/.

To learn about becoming a student at WNC, go to www.wnc.edu/starthere.

If you have questions about student funding, contact the Financial Assistance Office at 775-445-3264 or email finaid1@wnc.edu. Students can also learn about scholarship opportunities by going to wnc.edu/foundation/ or phoning 775-445-3240.

Here are the late-start classes that WNC is offering this spring — most of which begin on March 27 and end on May 20:

American Sign Language II (AM 146), IV (AM 148) and VI (AM 150): Classes start March 27

American Sign Language Fingerspelling II (AM 152): March 27

Automotive Mechanics (AUTO 115): Carson campus, March 27

Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 224): Note: Includes lab work. Classes start March 27

Blueprint Reading for Industry (DFT 110): Class runs from April 18 through May 1

Principles of Child Guidance (ECE 204): March 27

Life Span Human Development (HDFS 201): March 27

Change Management (MGT 412): March 27

Business Plan Creation (MGT 497): March 27

• Recreation and Physical Education: Golf (PEX 117): March 9-May 4

Second Year Spanish (SPAN 212): Starts March 27

WNC Foundation Scholarship Deadline April 1

   Western Nevada College Foundation has more than $800,000 in scholarship funding available for the 2023-24 academic year, making higher education possible for more students.

   Current, returning and prospective students are encouraged to apply. The only requirements are that students be enrolled in at least six units at WNC, have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 and complete the application by April 1.

   When students complete the 30-minute application, they will be considered for several hundred scholarships. Students can fill out the form at wnc.edu/scholarships.

   “Just by taking a little time out of your day to complete the application, you can receive the financial support that could change your life,” said WNC Foundation Executive Director Niki Gladys.

   The Foundation is able to provide scholarship funding to students because of the generosity of donors from the college, community, corporations and private donations, as well as fundraising events such as the Reach for the Stars Gala in August and Golf for Education in September. 

   Some scholarships require financial need, which means that students should make sure to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, there are many scholarships that do not require a financial need and are awarded based on other factors including community service, military service, academic achievement and career plans. For this reason, all students are encouraged to apply regardless of financial need or past academic performance.

   For more information on applying for a scholarship or to start your own scholarship, contact the WNC Foundation at 775-445-3240.


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