The Sierra Nevada College Board of Trustees today announced that Ms. Shannon Beets, Executive Vice President and Provost, has been named Interim President. She replaces Dr. Lynn Gillette, who has left to pursue other interests.
Responding to growing demand for qualified educators in Nevada, Sierra Nevada College is launching a new master’s degree program to prepare licensed teachers for advancement to administrative positions in Nevada’s public schools.
SNC Teacher Education alumnus Tina Miller, whose dedication has led her to give up her free period and after school time to tutor students struggling in math, has been selected as the October Educator of the Month in Clark County.
Freeskier Magazine’s 2014 rankings of the “top 10 colleges for skiers” rated SNC #2 in the country “with an education based upon skiing, literally. The private liberal arts university offers a B.S.B.A. in Ski Business and Resort Management . . . Add in the abundant snowfall and shred crazy atmosphere of Lake Tahoe, and SNC is a certified ski bum college paradise.”
The awards have been announced for the 5th Annual High School Writing Contest, a national competition which honors high school juniors and seniors in the categories of creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry. The winning submissions were chosen from a record 525 entries from across the United States. The winners receive a cash prize, a $20,000 scholarship offer from SNC, and consideration for publication in the Sierra Nevada Review.
Sign up on Facebook and sign up for your task at the Patterson front desk. Win prizes, including a chance at a $200 card toward a Diamond Peak season pass.
The Lady Eagles put up an excellent fight against top ranked UNR on Oct. 18 for the last game of the fall season.
The Lady Eagles went 1-1 at the opening their fall ball schedule October 5th, a scrimmage “play day” against High Sierra Select, a travel team of players from the Reno/Tahoe area, and a dynamite team from Granite Bay High School.
The SNC Alpine Ski Team made the trip to Mt. Hood, Oregon the first weekend in October to get some much needed training on snow before the racing season starts. Tahoe residents are hoping for a normal season after several years of drought – even a “normal” Tahoe winter is pretty great, with an average of over 300 inches of snow.
The smoke from the King Fire east of Sacramento cleared just in time for the men’s team to go 3-0 in the High Sierra Lacrosse Laxtoberfest tournament Sept. 27 & 28.