We look forward to seeing you back in Tahoe!

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016

October 7 – 9, 2016

Don’t Miss Out!

on a memorable Homecoming/Family Weekend. Family members and Alumni are vital part of the SNC Family and we look forward to seeing you back in Tahoe!!

Question? Please contact James Uyeda, Director of Parent/Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at juyeda@sierranevada.edu or 775.881.7510

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Lane Murray Distinguished Alumni Award

The annual Lane Murray Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes extraordinary service and dedication to the students and alumni of SNC over several years. The award is named for Lane Murray, whose warmth, energy, dedication, and commitment during her 22 year tenure at the college enriched the lives of generations of SNC students and alumni.

Solomon-Ben-Bw-th2016 Recipient: Ben Soloman

Ben began his relationship with SNC as a volunteer professor when SNC was founded in 1969. He served as the CEO of the college for 25 years, including Administrative Director (1970 – 1980), President (1980 – 1993 and 2003 – 2005), and Chancellor (1993 – 1994). During his tenure, SNC grew from 23 full time students and three converted buildings to several hundred students and an energy efficient campus with five buildings.

After his second tenure as President, Ben as dedicated his energy to the Board of Trustees to enhance the student experience at SNC. Today, Ben can still be found on campus, dining in Patterson or reminiscing with staff, students, and faculty.

Alumni of the Year

The Alumni of the Year award recognizes a member of the Sierra Nevada College Alumni Association for extraordinary achievement in their career field within the past year.

Paladino-Jason-BW-150sq2016 Recipient: Jason Paladino ’12

While still in grad school at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Jason began an in-depth investigation into safety issues on U.S. Navy aircraft after he lost one of his close friends to a fatal naval helicopter crash. Paladino’s reporting with Mike Hixenbaugh demonstrated that the Navy used the Cold War-era Sea Dragon helicopter for years without proper maintenance and replacement parts, despite repeated, sometimes fatal, crashes and fires.

The resulting NBC Nightly News broadcast “Sea Dragon Down” (Feb 3 2015) won multiple awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for the best investigative TV news report in the country for 2015, and finalist for the 2016 Livingston Awards for media professionals under 35, popularly known as the Pulitzer for the Young.


Homecoming & Family Weekend Schedule

Homecoming RSVP

Friday October 7th
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Alumni, Family, and Faculty Mixer, & President's Welcome
Location: Prim Library
Meet and mingle with other family members, alumni, and faculty while enjoying beverages and appetizers. Then hear SNC President Dr. Alan Walker discuss what the future holds at SNC.
Saturday October 8th
10 am - 10:45 am Classroom Experience Mini Classes
Location: TCES & the Holman Arts & Media Center
This is your opportunity to step into your student’s shoes and experience classes that they enjoy, or sit in with one of your favorite professors again.
* RSVP Required. Space is limited. *

  • Ethics: Why People Sometimes Do What They Should Not | Dr. Dan O’Bryan (TCES 106)
  • The Music Business:  DOA or Rising From The Ashes? | Professor Richard Gire (TCES 141)
  • Ceramics Throw Down!! Clay is a Dirty Four Letter Word!! | Professor Rick Parsons (Holman 103)
  • Focusing the ‘Green Blur’: Identifying Trees in the Tahoe Basin | Dr. Chuck Levitan (TCES 204)
11 am - 12:30 pm Alumni Forum
Location: TCES 139/141
Network with fellow alumni and hear successful alums share their stories of challenge and success. Learn how they turned their experiences at SNC into successful careers.  Among those presenting are:
Jason Paladino '12, Investigative Reporter, UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program
JT Chevallier ’13, Event & Sponsorships Manager at Homewood Mountain Resort
Aly (Cohen) Nugent ’11, 5th Grade teacher at Incline Elementary
Daniel Xu ’07, U.S. Development and Key Relationships Director at MedAir
Michael Chestone, ’07 Managing Director at Summit Creek Capital LLC
1 pm - 4:30 pm Eagles Soccer
Location:  North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, CA

  • Women vs Simpson University @ 1 pm
  • Men vs Simpson University @ 3 pm

Cheer on both the Women’s and Men’s Soccer teams Cal-Pac conference games. Be sure to wear your Blue and White. Go Eagles!

5:30 pm - 7 pm Lane Murray Distinguished Alumni Award & Alumni of the Year Ceremony
Location: Hyatt Regency in the Grand Ballroom
Join us for heavy appetizers, hosted wine, and a cash bar as SNC recognizes the recipients of the Lane Murray Distinguished Alumni Award and the Alumni of the Year Award.
* RSVP Required. This will be a popular event, so RSVP and purchase your ticket soon. *
8 pm - 11 pm The Tent Party
Location: the tent on Patterson Lawn
Wrap up a fun filled Saturday enjoying live music, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages at the annual SNC Tent Party.An event you won't want to miss!
Co-Sponsored by SGA and the SNC Department of Alumni Relations.

FREE for all; $2 beers for 21 and older; one free drink ticket for SNC Alumni.
Sunday October 9th
9:30 am - 11 am Alumni and Family Sunday Brunch
Location: Patterson Hall
Wrap up Homecoming & Family Weekend with a complimentary brunch in Patterson Hall. Enjoy the cooking of our own Chef Aaron Zendner.
* RSVP Required *
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Spooner Lake Hike
Location: meet in the Prim Library parking lot, transportation provided
Join our Outdoor Adventure leaders for an easy 2-mile stroll around Spooner Lake. The Spooner Lake Trail offers open meadows, shimmering aspen groves, and broad views of both Lake Tahoe and Washoe Valley. Enjoy the fall color and mountain air.
* RSVP Required. Space is limited. *
1 pm - 3 pm Men's Lacrosse vs Dominican Univ. of California
Location: North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, CA
Cheer on the Men's Lacrosse team as it continues its Fall Ball Season Go Eagles!!
Tailgate and Good Bye Toast

* RSVP required for Mini Classes, Alumni Awards Ceremony, Sunday Brunch, and Spooner Hike!

Homecoming RSVP