HENDERSON, Nev. For a second year, Nevada State College (NSC) professor of education, Dr. Kevin Graziano has kept the spirit of giving alive among students with an innovative school supply drive based right out of his office at NSC that also benefits the environment by saving paper.
The students were asked to submit their assignments electronically to save the traditional costs associated with printing and paper consumption. Furthermore, they were asked to correlate their perceived savings and voluntarily procure general school supplies for donation to needy schools identified within the East Region.
The program, which began at the beginning of the 2006 fall semester, successfully generated a large assortment of school supplies that were delivered to Ruby S. Thomas and Halle Hewetson elementary schools last December.
This December 18th, Dr. Graziano and his students will deliver a full assortment of school supplies collected this fall to Sunrise Acres Elementary School.
“It is one small thing we can do to give back to the community and show that we care. It shows our support for those schools in need, and that every student deserves the best education we can give,” said Courtney Kerby, an NSC elementary education major who contributed to the school supply drive.
In addition to the student contributions, Black Mountain Community Bank in Henderson made a significant contribution to the school supply drive. Pete Atkinson, President and CEO of Black Mountain Community Bank, said “the bank is thrilled to be able to help students and we encourage other businesses to get involved.” The Nevada State College bookstore also donated school supplies including book backpacks and supplies for the teachers.
It’s extremely gratifying to work with college students and colleagues who are so enthusiastic about giving to others, said Dr. Graziano.
Nevada State College opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Nevada Board of Regents and Nevada State Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997. The college currently enrolls 2,200 students.
Nevada State College provides progressive bachelors programs in several in-demand fields of study. Nevada State College offers a low student-to-professor ratio and competitive tuition rates.
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