College receives $500,000 gift from NV Energy
Release | Media Contact: Mandi Enger
HENDERSON, Nev. Nevada State College (NSC) President Bart Patterson presented the State of the Campus Address on Monday, Sept. 23 to share his vision for the campus and to celebrate recent successes of both students and faculty.
The speech was held at the City of Henderson Event Plaza Amphitheater. Patterson was joined by community supporters, Board of Regents representatives, members of NSC Foundation, faculty, staff and students.
Primary goals for NSC over the next year include:
- Build infrastructure and physical facilities to provide an excellent student experience.
- Continue to focus resources on providing a quality and valuable education, improving student success and meeting the needs of Nevada for an educated workforce, including the growing minority populations of southern Nevada.
- NSC will continue its drive to become the most technologically innovative college in the west in course content and delivery.
The event additionally recognized Senior Vice President of NV Energy, Tony Sanchez in gratitude of the company's gift commitment to the college of $500,000 to support the campus building plans. In honor of the gift, the NSC Business Finance Lab will be named after NV Energy.
President Patterson was also proud to share campus successes including the development of the Nepantla Program Summer Bridge, the School of Education study abroad program to Ireland, and the recent launch of the NSC Mobile App.
Other highlights of the fall semester shared by Patterson include the college's11 percent increase in first-time, full-time student retention; an enrollment increase of over 25 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen; and a 5 percent increase in Latino student enrollment (based on preliminary fall enrollment numbers).
The event was held as part of the college's second annual Spirit Week.