Kallie Day

Major: Psychology
Class of 2014

The first to attend college in her family, Kallie Day came to SNC intending to finish her degree as fast as possible but quickly became focused on the unique learning community on campus. “We talk about the one-on-one,” she said, “but I think that unless you have been here, and you have soaked it in through all of these people that you are around, the idea doesn’t have much of an impact.”

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Emilie A. Cram

Major: Entrepreneurship, Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Class of 2011

The search of who I really am is underway in this chapter at Sierra Nevada College, trying out a path of Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship, but the answers only lie in the depths of myself, in no one else, no matter how hard I pry. I thrive for me, and constantly wonder where my boots will take me next.

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Evelina Rutdal

Major: Psychology
Class of 2013

The most influential class I’ve taken is the Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology class. This class has taught me to see other dimensions of consciousness and to realize how we are all connected.

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Ben Bishop

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Class of 2012

Ben Bishop, an outdoor and action sports filmmaker and photographer who received SNC’s first degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership, is a veteran world traveler who frequently clocks six months straight in places like China, Japan, Alaska, Canada, and Utah, but he says, “I don’t think I would be anywhere if it weren’t for SNC. I don’t think I could have gone to any other college and said, I’m really interested in this outdoor realm, and have them formulate a program.”

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Marina McCoy

Major: Ski Business and Resort Management, Sustainability

It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school when I realized I couldn’t live without the mountains. Sierra Nevada College is the perfect school for me. This college offers the two majors I desire, when most schools don’t offer anything similar. The classes are small, the teachers are great, and the opportunities in Tahoe are endless.

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Bryce Bullins

Major: English, Music
Class of 2014

Bryce is an editor for the Sierra Nevada Review, Secretary of the Creative Writing Club, and has received multiple academic honors. He plans to attend graduate school for Literature or Creative Writing in order to teach. His spare time is spent writing poetry or reviews, practicing voice, with his nose buried in a book (or e-book), or polluting his ears with sonic vibrations.

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Brandon Sorel

Major: Entrepreneurship, Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Class of 2012

Neither my mother nor my father graduated from college For them, seeing their children succeed means more than their own success. I am incredibly grateful that they made sure I grew up with a strong concrete foundation. My father constantly reminded me that “education is the most important thing in life,” and his message is becoming clear.

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Scott Kiernan

Major: Business, Finance and Economics
Class of 2014

Scott was inspired by a Development Economics Class with President Lynn Gillette to pursue classes on international affairs and global leadership, and then to pivotal service learning experiences in South Africa. He was introduced to the former CEO and Director of Save the Children during the 2013 MiddCORE Program, and everything fell into line.

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