"While a student at NSC, I worked as an editor of our newspaper, the Scorpion’s Tale. I graduated Cum Laude from NSC in 2009 with a B.A. in English, and was accepted to law school at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law that fall. Also in 2009, I worked as a staff member for U.S. Senator John Ensign before accepting a staff position with U.S. Senator Dean Heller, where I currently serve as the Senator’s southern Nevada liaison for higher education. My experience at NSC prepared me for a rigorous academic atmosphere in law school and equipped me with the writing and analytical skills that have helped me to succeed professionally. I look forward to contributing to NSC’s continued growth and success as a NSC alum!" -
Matt Morris, ‘09
"My degree from NSC opened the door to opportunities, such as an apprenticeship my senior year at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy. This apprenticeship led to my first teaching opportunity where I grew with and developed the kindergarten program. Building the kindergarten program with such success gave me the confidence to explore my new role as an Instructional Coach and lead kindergarten teacher. The relationships I made with faculty and staff, as well as the connection I made to the college as the 164th student to believe in the long term goals of the school allowed me to invest in other new projects, knowing they too can be successful.
I received my master’s degree in 2009 in Curriculum Instruction: Reading. I am currently in my 6th year as a licensed teacher and am honored to be mentoring others as an Instructional Coach, as well as leading 23 kindergarteners in meeting high academic standards as a Kindergarten Teacher at a brand new charter school, Imagine School at Mountain View."
- Nichole Shaffer, ‘06
B.S., Elementary Education
"After being an x-ray tech in the military, I knew that I wanted to stay in a hospital setting, but I just felt there was more out there for me.
I went to the big university and it was a big shell shock. I felt lost and didn’t feel as though I belonged. If I raised my hand to ask a question, I was known as the blonde girl in the back of the room. After that moment I knew I needed something else.
At Nevada State College, I immediately felt welcomed. The teacher knew my name – I wasn’t just the blonde girl in the back row anymore, I was Danielle Brooks.
The focus of the nursing program at NSC was on caring, and I knew I lived that every day of my life already. The fact that this was an emphasis in the curriculum, I just knew it was meant to be. We emphasize caring in our everyday practice, not just in the hospital, but in our lives as well.
Now that I have graduated, I started my career here in Las Vegas at one of the local hospitals. Overall, I feel as though it has changed me as a person. Graduating from NSC really changed my life…I went from serving my country to now serving my community.
- Danielle Brooks, ‘08