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“As mentioned by Detective White, identity theft related crimes are becoming more and more prevalent and are therefore a popular topic,” said Anthony Morrone, associate director of financial aid and student employment. “Through the Financial Literacy Series and speakers like the Henderson Police Department, our department aims to prepare participants with a base of both financial understanding and security.”
“Continuing to enhance student success and retention are key objectives at Nevada State College,” said NSC Provost and Executive Vice President Erika Beck. “Gateway courses are stepping stones in a student’s path to completing their degree program and are therefore an important foundation for their success. We’re honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with John Gardner, a world renowned expert in the field, as our institution strengthens the first year retention of our students and ultimately produces a larger number of career-ready graduates.”
Creating new opportunities for Nevada State College students to both engage in their coursework and achieve academic success; the Student Academic Center has launched a Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. SI is a free student service that focuses on historically difficult courses, such as math and biology, and encourages students to take advantage of highly interactive, peer-organized study sessions.
“I was very thrilled when the opportunity to partner with the NSCF came about as this is the first time I am given the chance to provide a scholarship to a local college,” said Reynaldo Robledo, owner of RTS. “I feel it is very important for local companies to give back to the community whenever possible – it is a win-win for everyone.”
NSC has announced the appointment of Edith Fernandez to the position of Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives after a national search. In this new leadership role, Fernandez will work closely with the Southern Nevada community and the institution to support community outreach and diversity initiatives as well as coordinate internal efforts to retain and graduate students of all backgrounds.
“It was an absolutely amazing feeling to receive the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship and know that I am one of the top education students in the state,” said Starkweather. “I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity and the acknowledgment that this scholarship has awarded me as it will help me complete my final semester at Nevada State College.”
“While the campus continues to grow, our goal is to maintain the close-knit environment that has made NSC special since the beginning,” shared Brandi Robinson, events coordinator and Spirit Week director. “Spirit Week provides opportunities for the campus community to mingle, students and faculty to connect outside of the classroom, and most importantly, for all to tout their Scorpion Pride.”
“It’s an honor for Nevada State College and the Office of the President to be able to reward our students as they start their studies off with such a focus on academic success,” said President Bart Patterson. “I look forward to having these amazing scholars on campus to inspire all students to achieve success.”
Expanding to meet demand of both the local and national job market, Nevada State College has announced the addition of a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice program. The college received approval to add the degree to its roster of over 24 majors and minors by the Board of Regents during a meeting held in early September.
Sharing her passion for the fields of nursing and nurse education, Nevada State College School of Nursing Lecturer, LaTricia Perry, has been selected as a winner in the Nevada Hospital Association’s 12th Annual Statewide Nurse Essay Contest.
The Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School-Based Health Center (SBHC) has been selected by 8 News NOW to be one of the three local children’s clinics to benefit from the Dial 4 A Smile telethon scheduled for Sept. 10 through 12 during its 4pm to 6pm newscast. The SBHC was founded in 2004 through a Nevada State College School of Nursing and Clark County School District partnership.
Known as the “CSC@NSC,” the center will act as the career hub on campus, providing students and alumni the skills needed to identify career goals and interact with a lifetime of professional career movement and job decisions.
"Since 2012, the mobile traffic to the NSC website has increased by over 40 percent," said Brian Chongtai, director of OIT. "The NSC Mobile app is a new tool for this audience as they continue to seek out NSC resources."
As Nevada State College (NSC) works to consolidate its campus through the construction of two new buildings, the institution has announced that the previously approved special building fee will be deferred for students enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Eight students, all members of the NSC Visual Media Club, presented a total of 16 projects, including documentaries, creative shorts, and commercials. Each project reflected the students’ work as screenwriters, directors, actors, as well as editors.