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Summer classes at Western Nevada Community College start June 12 and continue through Aug. 4. More than 100 academic credit classes and non-credit community education classes, as well as 13 online courses, are available at the Carson, Douglas and Fallon campuses and in Yerington.

To view a list of classes and to register, go to http://www.wncc.edu on the Internet. Summer classes allow students to complete required or prerequisite academic courses that fulfill requirements at WNCC and other colleges and universities.

New vice president named for WNCC

Arnel Pascua recently joined Western Nevada Community College as the new vice president of finance and administrative services.

Before joining WNCC, Pascua was at Los Angeles City College for 18 years as a network administrator, college information systems manager, dean of educational technology and in other management roles.

He also worked at Compton Community College as the chief information management systems officer and associate superintendent.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering, from Los Angeles City College with an associate degree in computer science and information technology and from West Coast University, Los Angeles with a master’s degree in management information systems.

He will oversee the finance and budget offices as well as a number of administrative services.

Gifted-and-talented school to open in Reno

The Davidson Academy of Nevada, serving middle and high School students, is scheduled to open Aug. 28 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus with a student body of about 30.

The school is for profoundly gifted children. Davidson Academy students will accelerate through the required middle- and high school curriculum until they become fully matriculated into the University through accelerated course options.

Many of them will then proceed through undergraduate and graduate coursework at an advanced pace as they meet the appropriate prerequisites.

Approximately half of the 3 million gifted students in the United States are underachieving because they are not challenged by their school curriculum, according to the Handbook of Gifted Education.

For more information on the school, see http://www.Davidson-Institute.org.