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.”
Juan Sandoval aims to continue his high academic achievement here at Sierra Nevada College. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in criminal psychology. In his free time he reads and writes.
Kenny Stoneman came to SNC after six years in the United States Navy to specialize in Fiction in the new Creative Writing program. He has attended several national conferences and tutored many students in English throughout his years at SNC. His immediate goals are to attend graduate school in Scotland, become a Professor of Creative Writing, and buy a castle.
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.
Figure skating during my childhood taught me about hard work, determination, and the importance of self confidence. At school, art classes were the only classes I stayed interested in, but at SNC I discovered – by happy chance – my love for psychology.
Picking up a crayon at a young age, I knew art was a passion but, during my adolescence, I never pursued art because my schools were focused on math, science, and English. I was never interested in college until I found SNC. It intrigued me because of its intimacy and mission of sustainability.
After taking Psychology 101 in my first semester there was no going back, as I fell in love with the diversity of topics and the freethinking attitude that was promoted from day one.
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.
I think the most significant thing I’ve learned here at SNC is the importance of having a balanced education. One of my favorite classes at SNC was Senior Ethics with Professor Dan O’Bryan. I loved being able to debate and defend my moral code! It was one of the most interactive classes I’ve ever taken.