WNC News and Notes: HVAC, Biology Labs Enhance Learning Experience, Job Opportunities for Students

Construction of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning laboratory in Sage Hall Room 101 is almost complete.

Wednesday 7th July 2021

Graduates and those seeking a degree will benefit from renovations and additions to the Fallon campus of Western Nevada College.

Construction of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning laboratory in Sage Hall, Room 101 began in February and is almost complete. Additionally, a $ 1 million project is currently underway to renovate and expand the current biology laboratory in Virgil Hall Rooms 307 and 309, slated for completion by January 2022, in helping WNC improve the classroom and learning experience for students of the natural sciences

“A refurbished biology / chemistry lab is bringing new energy to science programs here at the WNC,” said Holly O’Toole, director of the Fallon campus. “Students will love working with advanced equipment in the modernized research room, and anatomy students will gain a better understanding with the addition of the anatomy table. I am very pleased to be able to offer laboratories in the new rooms! “

WNC will start offering HVAC / R courses this fall. The HVAC competence certificate prepares students for a career in the heating and air conditioning industry. The new program provides the skills, knowledge and experience for students preparing for the in-demand jobs of installing, troubleshooting and repairing HVAC systems.

The biology laboratory will bring technological advances to students and dramatically improve the learning interactions between teachers and students in the classroom. Student desks in the new biology lab will surround the classroom and large LCD televisions installed around the room will replace obsolete screen projectors so that various teacher demonstrations can be easily viewed and seen by students. These upgrades will allow students to take part in hands-on laboratory experiments and undergraduate research.

“The WNC Foundation is grateful to the William N. Pennington Foundation for their investment in WNC. It’s exciting to be able to bring cutting-edge learning to WNC students in all of our locations, ”said Niki Gladys, WNC Executive Director of Advancement.

The lab will also become one of the few college labs in the country to contain the highly interactive, state-of-the-art anatomy table. This virtual dissection tool features a four-foot display of preloaded cadavers, medical scans showing pathologies (MRI or X-rays), and more.

70 students from the Fallon area make the Spring Dean’s List
Western Nevada College has announced its Dean’s List for the spring semester.

The list of 413 students includes 70 from the Fallon area.

To receive the WNC Dean’s List award, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

You are:
Fallon: Hunter Arends, Jelen Rose Bayoneta, Josh Bloomfield, Christine Brantley, Wendy Bullock, Sequoya Casey, Jasmin Castanon Hernandez, Matthew Catlin, Dario Ceresola, Karter Conway, Elvira Correa, Kara Derby, Ashley Devault, Tayler Felton, Grace Griswold, Lauren Halloran, Trevor Halloran, Heidi Hansen, Ericka Heath, Kaitlyn Hert, Samantha Hines, Jayden Jensen, Ryan Jones, Jase Kroll, Isabella Leal, Samuel Lee, Britney McArthur, Joseph Mikulak, Madelyn Mikulak, Eddie Morrow, Amanda Ngo, Sadie O ‘ Flaherty, Madison Paladini, Shalby Palmer, Hailey Penfold, Callista Perez, Timothy Petersen, Melanie Plasse, Benjamin Polish, Luke Rechel, Lainee Reid, Emma Robinson, Nelly Ruiz, Novaleah Sampley, Skye Schafer, Megan Shyne, Kailyn Sorensen, Madeline Stephens, Maiya Swan, Will Swisher, Jackson Turner, Linda Wadsworth and Shailynn Winter
Fernley: Abigail Abrahamzon, Cailynne Bixby, Samantha Funk, Carson Humes, Brandi Kjose, Paula Maghirang, Mark Mitzen, Persephone Mulei, Khang Nguyen, Christina Rasche, Sherry Stafford, Blakeley Shoemaker, Nayeli Stopani, Jacqueline Torres, Kayla Ward and Kari
Silver Springs: Lorraine Fratto

Military personnel can be credited towards the degree
Clifton Bullock’s expanded ministry to his country has put some of his educational goals on hold.

Due to a military credit policy at Western Nevada College, Bullock was rewarded with college credits for his military service, which accelerated his goal of attaining an associate degree.

“My son also used his Air Force transcript for his associate degree,” said Holly O’Toole, director of the WNC Fallon Campus and Rural Outreach. “Since my two sons are veterans, I am very excited to be able to offer this program at the WNC. I am so proud of Cliff. He worked hard to get his degree! “

WNC awarded Bullock credits to an Associate of General Studies degree through his U.S. Navy transcript.

“I’m relieved that my previous military and college experience was not a waste,” said Bullock, who served his country as a hospital medic for 20 years in the US Navy – a medical assistant to doctors.

Not long after the policy was introduced several years ago, Bullock became the first WNC graduate under the college’s new program to assist military personnel with degrees. Individuals can earn up to 45 credits from their Joint Services transcript for an AGS degree.

“While credits may apply to other WNC degrees, in most cases more can be counted towards the AGS degree because of its flexibility.

In order to be able to use this possibility, members of the military must submit their official Joint Services Transcript to the WNC admissions office for the transcript to be evaluated.
For more information, call 775-445-3277 or email [email protected]

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