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WNC’s Pa Kang Receives Regents’ Scholar Award

Posted: March 6, 2017

Western Nevada College student Pa Kang is the recipient of the 2017 Regents’ Scholar Award.

Nevada System of High Education’s Board of Regents have recognized a Western Nevada College student for distinguishing himself academically.

Nursing student Pa Kang received the 2017 Regents’

Scholar Award for his academic achievements, leadership and service contributions.

“Pa seeks academia!” said WNC Nursing professor Edda Gibson. “His passion for learning is intense. He seeks knowledge way beyond his assigned class content and personifies the many aspects required in our profession. He is focused, yet there is depth in his desire to delve and research. I find him to be so refreshingly inquisitive that we too evolve to further research and inquire.”

Kang was among the exemplary students from each NSHE institution who were honored with a $5,000 stipend.

“It was an amazing gift that you can’t imagine how much it surprised me,” Pang said.  “It is a humbling process to me. Get humble and strong through this reward.“

The Regents’ Scholar Award means much more to Kang.

“It means I must use my knowledge to serve the community and the weak and poor,” he said. “It means stay humble and keep learning for the one who needs what I learn. It means thankfulness from my parents, even though they do not know what a Regents’ Scholar award is. They were in tears and thanked my professors.”