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Study environmental science in Lake Tahoe. Join the Business Plan competition. Work with published authors. Do your own original research. Make art in spacious open studios.
Live surrounded by the beauty of the Lake Tahoe basin and the Sierra Nevada range.

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Images of SNC Professor Rick Normington at his retirement party and in his youth
Rick Normington

“Every student I can assist to have a more fulfilling life, well, that is something that will live on and have an impact after I can’t teach anymore.”

Skiier Travis Ganong training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in La Parva, Chile, in August 2017
Travis Ganong – “Road to Pyeongchang” 1

Elite downhill ski racer and Ski Business and Resort Management major Travis Ganong blogs about his quest for Olympic excellence at the 2018 winter games.

Pilar Biller, MAT '16, recipient of the 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year Award
Alum Wins 2018 NV Teacher of the Year

Pilar (Crooks) Biller, an art teacher at Damonte Ranch High School, has received the 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year award from the NV Dept. of Education.

Walker Lake ceramic pit fire 2017 - view of Walker Lake
Students Explore An Ancient Process – at an Ancient Lake

11 SNC ceramicists used a 30,000-year-old method to pit fire over 200 pots on the shores of Walker Lake.


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