Remembering Our Scorpions

It is with profound sadness that I write with news of Nevada State College’s direct connections to the devastating mass shooting that occurred on October 1st. We are a tight-knit campus community and when one person is hurt, we all are. Please understand that the aftermath of this tragic event is still unfolding and there may be further updates. As of now, I share the following information with a heavy heart. Two Nevada State alumni, Charleston Hartfield and Cameron Robinson, are confirmed among the deceased.
Reports on those who were injured continue to come in. Freshman Rylie Golgart is confirmed among those with a serious injury. Shot in the lower back, she is continuing to undergo treatment. To assist Rylie’s family with the mounting medical bills, please give to:
UPDATE: We have learned that Nevada State College pre-nursing major Maggie Lange also suffered a gunshot wound at the October 1 mass shooting. She is awaiting surgery to remove the bullet. To support her recovery, please give to:
I know we all are in pain, and searching for ways to deal with our grief and pay our respects. The Nevada State Student Alliance will hold a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, on the Nevada State College campus. There is also consideration of a more formal memorial ceremony at a later date, contingent on the wishes of the families. An online remembrance book has been set up for members of Nevada State and the greater community to share their thoughts, stories, and photos in celebration of the lives of Charleston and Cameron. To join in, please visit: Remembering Cameron & Remembering Charleston.
On behalf of the entire college, I extend our deepest condolences to the Hartfield and Robinson families, and I wish the very best to Rylie and her family as she begins on the road to recovery. In addition, we know many of you had family or friends who were injured or killed in this terrible incident. They all remain in our thoughts and hearts as we try to come to grips with the enormity of what has been lost. If you are aware of other current or former students impacted by this tragedy, please contact Associate Dean Gwen Sharp at (702) 992-2645 or
My thoughts are with all of you.
Bart Patterson
Please click on the images of Charleston and Cameron below to access their remembrance page
Cameron Robinson – Class of 2009

Charleston Hartfield – Class of 2013


Las Vegas Crisis Event

The entire Nevada State College community is saddened by the horrific event at last night’s concert outside Mandalay Bay. We honor the memories of the lives lost in the Oct. 1 tragedy at Mandalay Bay, and hope for healing of the injured victims, affected families and loved ones, and our community as a whole.
We have received reports this morning that students, their family members or their friends were injured in the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Schools in the Valley including Nevada State are open today, but we understand that this tragedy impacts us all. Counseling is available for those in need. We don’t yet understand the why, and we may never fully account for it, but we can support each other.
From 3 to 4 p.m. today, our Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives team will host a Gathering in the Wake of Tragedy in the Rogers Student Center ballroom. Students are encouraged to attend and talk through the impact of yesterday’s incident with your fellow Scorpions.

All About You Counseling will be on campus on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to offer any support you need. To schedule, please call AAU’s Service Coordinator, Gabby, at (702) 754-0807.
We are also partnered with UNLV Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to provide confidential student support services such as individual, couple, and group counseling. Students are encouraged to call the CAPS office at 702-895-3627 to schedule an initial appointment. CAPS is located in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC), room 1500, on the UNLV campus. Please clearly identify yourself as a Nevada State College student when contacting CAPS.
You can also text HOME to 741-741 for immediate support from the Crisis Text Line.