June 20, 2007

WNCC Fallon Student Earns Regents Scholar Award

A working cowboy who was raised on a Nevada ranch has been named Western Nevada Community College's 2007 Regents Scholar. Samuel Lossing said he would use the $5,000 award at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is pursuing an Animal Science degree. The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents awards the scholarship annually.

Lossing completed five semesters at Western with an overall 3.91 grade point average. He was born and raised on the Smith Creek Ranch, 90 miles east of Fallon, and was home-schooled throughout his K-12 years because of long distances to schools. He has worked in ranch-related activities his entire life and still cowboys on weekends and during academic breaks.

Residing in Fallon Monday through Friday during academic terms, Lossing has also tutored fellow students in the WNCC Fallon Academic Skills Center, and works with third and fourth grade boys through his church.

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