By Jess Kusak
Nevada State College’s strong partnership with Nevada’s legislative community was in full force last week as the college, in partnership with the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, hosted an appreciation event.
The event, which honored the tireless work of Nevada’s elected officials, was held at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Building, the first building to be located on its 509-acre campus site. NSC’s administration, faculty, foundation members and alumni spoke with legislators about the college’s accomplishments and future direction.
Despite the challenging economic climate and the recent budget cuts to the college’s operating budget, NSC has managed to provide its students and community with excellent educational opportunities and growth.
We have certainly responded to the needs of the community, said NSC President Dr. Fred Maryanski. Our enrollment has increased significantly from last year, he continued.
President Maryanski highlighted the college’s accomplishments in the seven short years since its inception and offered his vision for the future. One of the central themes he pointed to was the college’s current campaign for a 60,000 sq. ft. nursing building that would allow the college increased capacity to educate more nurses.
Adding to Maryanski’s comments were two soon-to-be-graduates from the School of Nursing, Sara Lum and Lindsay Gambit. The students, both of whom have witnessed the School of Nursing’s rapid growth and development, presented a “top ten” list of why NSC needs a nursing building.
“NSC has done a great job preparing us to be excellent nurses. Just think of what the college could do with a building dedicated solely for the education and preparation of future nurses,” remarked Lindsay Gambit.