American Sign Language II and IV courses are offered with Western Nevada College’s late-start/short-term offerings beginning March 28. A variety of other courses are offered and it is possible to take more in a free-entry format.

If you haven’t heard, at Western Nevada College you are not required to start the semester when it officially begins.
Free (self-paced) entry, as well as short-term and late-start courses, provide students with many options and modalities to receive their education long after the semester begins.
Self-paced courses are available in Applied Industrial Technology, Aviation, Biology, Business Administration and Management, Basic Humanities, Construction, Education (Nevada School Law), English (Composition I and II and Intro to Creative Writing) , environmental sciences, finance, computer applications of information systems, mathematics (foundations of college mathematics, algebra and college precalculus), management sciences, music (music appreciation, as well as recording techniques), philosophy (introduction to ethics) and psychology (general psychology). These courses have more flexible registration deadlines by the end of the semester (May 21) and a self-paced structure for completing coursework and assignments during the semester. The deadline to register for these courses is April 1st.
Short-term and late-start courses begin March 28, taking into account an individual’s busy work and family schedule. Some of these courses have already reached their registration capacity, so register as soon as possible. The following courses can be taken online:
• Applied Industrial Technology Projects (AIT 200)
• American Sign Language II (AM 146) and IV (AM 148)
• Fingerspelling in American Sign Language II (AM 152)
• IT project management (CIT 263)
• Career choices and changes (CPD 123)
• Principles of Child Guidance (ECE 204)
• Lifelong Human Development (HDFS 201)
• Survey of the History of the US Constitution (HIST 111)
• Change Management (MGT 412)
• Changing environments (MGT 462)
• Creation of business plan (MGT 497)
• Nevada Constitution (PSC 100)
For a complete list of classes and class descriptions, go to To schedule an appointment with counseling services, call 775-445-3267 or email [email protected]
Students new to WNC can apply for admission and take care of other pre-registration requirements at For more information, call 775-445-3277.

Schedule Summer and Fall Classes Early
Start planning your summer and fall classes at WNC early.
A class schedule is now available online at that will help you plan your next semester at Western.
Registration for summer and fall courses begins Monday, April 4 for continuing and returning students, while new students can register for summer and fall courses starting Monday, April 11.
Students can register through their personal WNC accounts. People considering attending WNC for the first time can apply for admission at
The summer session begins on Monday June 13 and ends on Saturday August 6. The fall semester begins on Monday, August 29.
For more information on becoming a student at WNC, call 775-445-3277.

WNC welcomes Sandy Foley to the Foundation Board
The Western Nevada College Foundation is delighted to welcome Sandy Foley as a new member of the Board of Trustees.
Foley, a retired teacher and librarian from the Carson City School District, seizes the opportunity to join other area leaders and ambassadors to help raise vital funds to meet the growing needs of students at WNC, as well as improving its campus facilities and providing the latest technology support to faculty members.
“My 30+ years of teaching reading and English, as well as managing the school library, instilled in me a love of the value of a college like WNC and how which it creates job opportunities for students,” Foley said.
Foley and her husband, James, recently established the Foley Family Scholarship to support a WNC student completing a certification program.
“With a two-year scholarship, a student’s life can be changed forever,” Foley said. “I want to help promote the college and the future that awaits graduates who have made the effort.
“The greatest honor I receive comes from a former student who says thank you for helping him succeed.”
Foley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University and earned a graduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She was a member and chair of the Carson City Library Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2016, and was a member of the League of Women Voters.

Victims’ Advocate offers support to students, staff and faculty
Western Nevada College has expanded its crisis support system for students, staff, and faculty members who need someone to talk to after a crisis. The college has joined the Campus Victim Advocate program and will have a member of Crisis Support Services on campus at least twice a month.
Gwyndelyn Thompson will be available to meet with victims in Room 104 of Student Support Services in the Bristlecone Building.
Thompson will provide confidential support to students, staff and faculty members who have been victims of sexual assault, harassment, domestic violence, trafficking, etc.
“It doesn’t have to be something that happened on campus,” Thompson said. “What I really aim for is listening, providing support and a space where people can talk as part of the healing process. I can be another person in their support system and I will be there to encourage them.
Thompson will also recommend on- and off-campus resources for survivors so they can receive additional help.
“My goals for this program are to let people know this exists and to support them,” she said. “My biggest goal is to help survivors thrive and help the WNC community feel safe and supported!”
Surviving students will also have the opportunity to join student support groups for free.
If a survivor cannot meet on campus, she can call, text or email. Survivors from rural areas will be able to meet her on Zoom. Those who have recent or past experiences of violence can seek help. There is no time limit to access the services.
To learn more about the program or to set up a meeting with Thompson, call her at 775-771-8724. This is Campus Advocate’s confidential cell phone number that someone can call or text to reach Thompson directly.
Counseling services can also help students connect with Thompson.

WNC Dual Enrollment Student Considered for U.S. Presidential Scholar Honor
Carson High School senior Elias Palumbo challenged himself to Western Nevada College’s dual enrollment program.
Palumbo was recently recognized as a candidate for the 2022 US Presidential Scholarship Program. The CHS eldest has completed several dual credit courses at WNC under the college’s dual enrollment program.
The program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor the nation’s most distinguished high school graduates for their academic achievement, leadership, and service to their community and school.
Since then, the program has expanded so that other students can be recognized. Beginning in 1979, students demonstrating outstanding scholarship and talent in the visual, creative and performing arts were also recognized. Then, in 2015, the program added outstanding high school students who demonstrated their abilities and achievements in vocational and technical fields.
Palumbo was recognized for his achievements in vocational and technical education.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 citizens appointed by the president, will select finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the 161 scholars in May. Of these, up to 20 will be selected as U.S. Presidential Career and Technical Education Scholars.
The semi-finalists will be announced in mid-April and the scholarship recipients in May.

Students on spring break from March 21 to 25
Western Nevada College students will get a break from their spring semester classes March 21-25.
Classes will resume on Monday, March 28.
Although classes are not scheduled for students, WNC will remain open and operate regular hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during spring break.