Henderson, Nev. March will be a historic month for Nevada State College.
On Tuesday, March 4, Nevada State College and more than 250 community leaders will gather together to celebrate Nevada State College’s fifth year serving the needs of the Southern Nevada community.
Not only is this historic for Nevada State College, this is historic for higher education throughout Nevada, said Dr. Fred Maryanski, president of Nevada State College. The work that has been done over the last five years, and will continue to be done, will long serve this community and the Nevada System of Higher Education.
The curriculum of Nevada State College is based upon the community’s needs, the needs of business and industry, and the desires and demands of the students. Special emphasis has been placed on addressing the state’s need for effective, highly educated and skilled teachers and nurses, and commitment is made to developing and promoting partnerships with Nevada’s public-school system, the state’s health care providers, the private sector, and Nevada’s colleges and universities.
I applaud the college, the City of Henderson and the higher education system for recognizing the need to establish an educational institution, such as Nevada State College, years ago in order to serve the greater need of our community, State Sen. Warren Hardy said. Higher-education institutions, of all tiered levels, are crucial to the economic success of any community and Nevada State College is something all Nevadans can be proud of.
Last year the college celebrated another landmark event the groundbreaking of the campus first building its liberal arts and sciences building. The building, which will house classrooms, offices and meeting areas for students is slated for completion this summer. Last year, the college also received support from the legislature by way of $3.5 million in funding for planning and design efforts for a nursing building on the campus. Some of the college’s most in demand programs will be housed in this building such as business, psychology, law enforcement and biology.
This community is watching the evolution of a state college which has been designed to address the particular needs of that community, Maryanski said. By focusing on educating teachers and nurses, this institution is about protecting our quality of life throughout the state. And as we grow as a school, so will our impact.
The anniversary event will be hosted at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa. There will also be a presentation by Dr. Fred Maryanski, president of Nevada State College, Dr. Lesley Ann Di Mare, provost for the college, a current student, other faculty members and a Nevada State College alumnus.
Nevada State College opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Board of Regents and the Nevada Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997.
NSC offers progressive bachelor’s programs in several in-demand fields of study as well as a low student-to-professor ratio and competitive tuition rates.
For more information on Nevada State College, call : 702.990.2000 or visit : nsc.edu.