Congratulations, Graduates!

Western Nevada College will celebrate the achievements of its 2020-21 graduates on May 24 and 25 in Carson City and May 27 in Fallon.

Grads, as an added distinction, you are part of WNC's 50th commencement class!

Collectively, three drive-through ceremonies will honor 641 students who are approved to receive 669 degrees and certificates of achievement.

 

Things to Know
Tip of the Cap to 2020-21 Graduates!
More than 600 WNC students will graduate May 24-25 and May 27 as the college celebrates its 50th commencement class.
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Carson High Senior Accomplishes Dream by Simultaneously Earning WNC Associate Degree
Abby Golik is part of a large Jump Start class that will graduate from WNC's Jump Start College with an associate degree this month.
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WNC Grad Pursuing First Love But Has A Backup Plan
WNC 2021 grad Alondra Rodriguez-Patino has a passion for the fashion industry but is also pursuing a STEM career.
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Congrats to Newly Elected ASWN Officers
Andrea Sanchez De Loza, Victor Clavel and Guadalupe DeSantiago were elected this spring to represent WNC students in 2021-22.
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Frank Fisk: Recalling WNCC’s First Basketball Season
Former Western student recalls being recruited for Nevada's first community college athletic team in the hallway between classes.
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Paul Cirac Scholarship to Help Rural Nevada Students
The Paul Cirac Scholarship was started in 2020 by his wife of almost 40 years and WNC Professor, Maxine Cirac.
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Former WNC Baseball Star Makes MLB Debut with Dodgers
DJ Peters, a star on the Wildcats' 2015 and 2016 teams, accomplishes a lifelong dream of playing for his favorite team.
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Sheep Wanders onto WNC Campus
A sheep from a fire prevention grazing herd above WNC found his way onto campus in April. He spent the day before his owners picked him up. No report yet on the sheep's "tomwoolery."
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Ceramics Class Students Transform Clay into Pottery
Robin McGregor’s ceramics class learned the process for turning their clay artwork into pottery by using a kiln in May.
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Good News
Native 1st Program Makes College More Accessible
WNC employee Lorraine Plympton has started a Native First Scholarship to help Native American and Alaskan Native students attend WNC.
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Reno TV Station Draws Attention to New Student Group
KOLO 8 News spotlighted WNC's Indigenous Student Program, bringing more attention to the new-and-growing group of students.
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Best of the Best Honored at ASWN Awards Reception
Students, faculty and staff were honored for their excellence and contributions in academics, instruction, leadership and service over the past year.
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Western Women's Council Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Verive
Dr. Verive is an energetic adjunct faculty member in psychology who has served the Western Nevada College community for the last 15 years.
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Faculty, Staff Celebrate NSHE Anniversaries in May
Congratulations to 13 WNC employees celebrating their NSHE anniversaries in May!
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Therapy Dogs Visit with Students, Staff
Morgan, Buster and Shilo provided much-needed therapy on campus in May.
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Earth Day Walk Gives Participants New Appreciation of Earth
Geosciences Professor Winnie Kortemeier led 18 participants on an Earth Day walk along the old Virginia and Truckee Railroad grade north of Combs Canyon Road.
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Things to Do
Watch Livestream of Upcoming WNC Grad Ceremonies
Although attendance at WNC's drive-through ceremonies is limited, they can be viewed via livestream on WNC's YouTube channel or on the commencement page.
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Foundation Selling WNC Gear on Campus, Online
In the bookstore’s absence, WNC Foundation has opened a small store that you may have seen in the Bristlecone Building near the Information Desk.
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What's Next?
Register Now! Summer Session Starts June 14
Check out a large number of classes being offered at WNC this summer at wnc.edu/class-schedule/.
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WNC Partner Holding First-Time Home-Buying Seminar
Greater Nevada Credit Union is holding a series of Financial Wellness seminars starting on May 26.
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