WNC Fallon Campus to Become More Visible
One of the principal destinations in Fallon is the Western Nevada College campus. Without a visual aid or off-campus sign to guide them, visitors or passers-by might not realize where the college is located unless they use a GPS navigation system or printed directions.
Ron Marrujo recognized this need when he joined the college as a counselor on the Fallon campus in 2000.
“Since coming to WNC 13 years ago, I have investigated the possibility of having permanent signage for the college in a highly visible area of Fallon,” Marrujo said.
But finding the right piece of land to trigger the project didn’t happen until recently.
Marrujo’s vision for creating a directional sign to campus began to take shape several months ago when he noticed a small piece of vacant property that fronts on heavily traveled Williams Avenue (US 50). Taking his vision to Fallon city engineer Jim Souba and Mayor Ken Tedford, they began collaborating to create the sign.
“Working with Jim Souba and the city has been a wonderful experience. “I really appreciate Jim’s hard work and expertise, and the support of the mayor and the city council,” Marrujo said.
By Christmas, it will be much easier to find the WNC Fallon campus, as well as the Fallon Convention Center. Marrujo said the lighted sign will read “Western Nevada College” and “Fallon Convention and Tourism Center” in bronze lettering.
“It will be a first-class structure and look very sharp when it is completed,” Marrujo said. “It is very gratifying to watch this beautiful structure being built and know that every day thousands of people will drive by and be directed toward the college. The little island that was visually insignificant is being transformed into an attractive focal point in the city.”
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