373 Students Earn Degrees, Certificates
For 373 Western Nevada College students, the hours of studying, the many tests and years of classes paid off in associate degrees and certificates of achievement that were awarded in the 2009 commencement ceremonies. Events were on Monday, May 18, in Fallon, and Tuesday, May 19, in Carson City. This year, Western presented its first Bachelor of Technology degrees in Construction Management to three men who had the distinction of earning Western's first four-year degrees.
A Nursing Pinning Ceremony for 46 associate degree nursing program graduates took place at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at the Carson City Community Center. Speakers were WNC President Carol Lucey, Nursing and Allied Health Director Judith Cordia, and U.S. Army health care recruiter S. Sgt. Daryl Morris.
WNC 2009 graduates range from teens to grandparents, singles to moms and dads, and first-time job seekers to career professionals. Many graduates plan to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno, to work toward a bachelor's degree.
Holly O'Toole, WNC instructor of biological sciences, gave the commencement address in Fallon, while Chad McCully, community college professor of English, offered the address in Carson City.
Honorary associate degrees were awarded to WNC Foundation Board Chair Roger Williams, and Howard Rosenberg, former member of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. Williams is managing partner of Freeman & Williams LLP, CPA's in Carson City, and a founding board member. Rosenberg has been an enthusiastic supporter of Western who made many contributions to the college during his tenure on the Board of Regents.
Press Release: May 20, 2009
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|First Graduates of the WNC Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management program: L-R: Shu Nomura, James Feser, Brett Silva.||WNC CC 09 grads Erik Buehrle and Sheree Hummel||WNC 09 grad Darren Hughes and Professor Emily Howarth|
|WNC CC grad Suzanne Jelitko and Professor Richard Finn.||WNC 09 grad Curtiss Elliott and ABE/ESL Director Teri Zutter||WNC CC grad Jessica Trulin and Professor Robert Morin.|
|WNC CC grad Ciera Staggs with Katie Leao and Debbie Rife.||WNC 09 grad Ashlee Negrete & Student Life Coordinator Katie Leao.||WNC 09 grad Vanessa Wasilchuk with Student Life Coordinator Katie Leao|
|Graduates L-R: Robert Martinez and Thomas Ramirez, Jr.||2009 Nursing Grads, L-R: Stacey Beckett, Katie Hackler, Carie Wright, Stephanie Thiel, and Davia Eakins.||Fallon grads L-R: Joshua Mindrum, Jake Coval, Jon Snook, Paul Roberts.|
|Monica Fairbanks receives a bachelor's degree in English from NSC.||2009 grads Brad Colescott and Terry Smith||President Carol Lucey hands a student his diploma.|
|WNC 2009 grads Tasha Hamilton and Klintton Lynch|
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