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Biology students at Sierra Nevada College watched harbor seals sunning on the beach at Point Lobos State Reserve in California, on a spring field course in animal diversity.
Marine Diversity on the California Coast

SNC biology students studying animal diversity found plenty of fascinating examples during a weekend trip to the California coast.

Giulianna Crivello, Sierra Nevada College 2018 Valedictorian
Class of 2018 Valedictorian Giulianna Crivello

Crivello, an entrepreneurship and finance/economics major, found close friendships, amazing mentors, a lot of hard work, plentiful adventures, and limitless opportunities at SNC.

composer Jan Stevens at his piano
Commencement Speaker Jan Stevens ’77

SNC alum and eclectic composer Jan Stevens has scored hundreds of television episodes, indie feature films, documentaries, commercials, and producing projects.

Watching a bald eagle on its nest, River Fork Ranch, Carson Valley NV, Sierra Nevada College Winter Raptor field course, January 2018
Birds on the Wing

Students in the winter ornithology field courses studied raptors and wildfowl in their habitats.


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