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Latino Outreach

ACT College and Career Readiness Champions in Postsecondary ChampionWestern Nevada College offers a “Latino Cohort” program to promote enrollment, course completion, and degree attainment among Latino students. The program is personalized to individual students and is tailored to first-generation Latino students. Our main goal is to help students overcome potential cultural barriers so they can attain an associate degree and be prepared to continue their education at a four-year school, or move directly into the workplace successfully.

The program is introduced to high school seniors during WNC’s “Bridge to Success” college outreach program. The students who apply to the “Latino Cohort” program have the opportunity to be part of a “Summer Bridge,” program, an intensive, eight-week summer session where they complete any developmental English classes they may need, and a 3-credit class on College Success. Virtually all cohort students are first-generation college students for whom English is not their first language.

Please direct questions regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) to Lupe Ramirez at or 775-445-3215.

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Latino Cohort Application

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DACA Resources

Statement: NSHE supports DACA students

The Nevada System of Higher Education reaffirms our strong commitment for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and our DACA students system wide. We join our colleagues throughout the United States in urging Congress to find a permanent solution to maintain the residency status of DACA students.

NSHE is committed to the success of all of our more than 107,600 students. In keeping with the academic missions of our campuses, we will continue to support an open and inclusive campus environment at all eight NSHE institutions. All students, faculty, and staff should continue to feel welcome, supported, and free of fear and apprehension.

DACA students have grown up in Nevada communities and graduated from Nevada high schools. The DACA program has been instrumental in providing access to NSHE institutions; as these are students who have met our admissions requirements and are making positive economic, cultural, and scholarly impacts on our communities. Access to higher education changes lives for the better for all Nevadans.

While the fate of the DACA program is in the hands of Congress, NSHE leadership and its eight presidents are committed to partnering and advocacy with our Congressional delegation, business community and other elected officials. A web page for DACA students is being established to provide up-to-date information including resource and counseling services at each of our institutions ( In the end, supporting student success and ensuring students feel welcome and safe within our campus environments is paramount for all Nevadans.

Adopted September 6, 2017

Chancellor Thom Reilly, Nevada System of Higher Education

President Kirsten Averyt, Desert Research Institute

Officer in Charge Mark Ghan, Western Nevada College

President Joyce Helens, Great Basin College

President Karin Hilgersom, Truckee Meadows Community College

President Len Jessup, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

President Marc Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno

President Bart Patterson, Nevada State College

President Michael D. Richards, College of Southern Nevada

NSHE apoya a los estudiantes DACA

El Sistema de Educación Superior de Nevada (Nevada System of Higher Education) reafirma nuestro gran compromiso para el programa de Acción Diferida de jóvenes traídos al país en la infancia (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) y a nuestros estudiantes con estatus de DACA en el sistema educativo. Nos unimos a nuestros colegas en todo el país de los Estados Unidos en impulsar al Congreso a encontrar una solución permanente para mantener el estado de la residencia DACA de nuestros estudiantes.

NSHE está comprometido al éxito de todos nuestros estudiantes más de 107,600. De acuerdo con las misiones académicas de nuestras instituciones, continuaremos apoyando un ambiente abierto e inclusivo en las ocho instituciones de NSHE. Todos los estudiantes, facultad y personal debe continuar sentirse bienvenidos, apoyados y libres de temor y aprensión.

Los estudiantes con estatus de DACA han crecido en comunidades de Nevada y han graduado de preparatorias de Nevada. El programa DACA ha sido instrumental en el acceso a las instituciones de NSHE; ya que son estudiantes que han cumplido con nuestros requerimientos de admisión y están haciendo impactos positivos a nivel económico, cultural y académico en nuestras comunidades. Acceso a la educación superior cambia vidas para mejorar a todos los residentes de Nevada.

Mientras el destino del programa DACA está en manos del Congreso, el liderazgo de NSHE y sus ocho presidentes se comprometen a colaborar y abogar con nuestra delegación del Congreso, empresarios de la comunidad y otros funcionarios electos. Una página web para estudiantes con estatus de DACA se establecerá para proporcionar información actualizada incluyendo recursos y servicios de consejería en cada una de nuestras instituciones ( Al final, apoyando el éxito de los estudiantes y asegurar que se sientan bienvenidos y seguros dentro de nuestras instituciones es de suma importancia para todos los residentes de Nevada.

Adoptado el 6 de Septiembre de 2017
Canciller Thom Reilly, Systema Superior Educativo de Nevada

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