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Nevada State College and Nevada legislators to honor Summer Bridge cohort

Published on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 (4:44 p.m.)

HENDERSON, Nev. (Aug. 5, 2013) – Nevada State College (NSC) will host a Summer Ceremony of Completion for students of the Nepantla Program: Summer Bridge on Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:00 p.m. Students will be recognized for their participation with certificates of completion, presented by representatives from Senator Reid, Congresswoman Titus and Congressman Heck’s offices. This is the second summer that the college has held the summer bridge component of the Nepantla program.

WHAT: The Nepantla program will celebrate the conclusion of its second annual six-week Summer Bridge with a reception for students and their families.

Focused on empowering typically underserved first-generation college students, the program included foundational coursework as well as workshops led by faculty and community leaders, helping to build confidence, leadership skills, and alleviate any fears/uncertainties for the group before beginning classes in the fall. Program activities also encouraged the development of a peer-to-peer support system that will aid students throughout their college careers.

Participants in the summer bridge are 2014 high school graduates from NSC partner schools including Basic, Rancho, Eldorado, Chaparral, Sunrise Mountain, Western, Del Sol, Global and Las Vegas high schools. Scholarships were provided for each of the 22 Summer Bridge participants by the NSC Foundation.

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 8, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Nevada State College, Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg., 1021 East Paradise Hills Dr.
Henderson, Nev., 89002

Members of the media interested in attending the ceremony should RSVP to [email protected]

About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges. In this role, the college emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Since 2002, Nevada State College has grown to offer more than 35 majors and minors, has received independent accreditation and has expanded its physical campus. Committed to fostering a personal learning environment, students are taught by faculty who serve as mentors and guides in classrooms with an average class size of only 23 students. Nevada State College serves approximately 3,400 students and has over 2,200 alumni, each representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds. For more information, visit

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