February 6, 2013

First Scholarship Awarded

Carson Nugget Invests in Student Veterans

WNC Director of Development Katie Leao, Foundation Chair Jed Block and Carson Nugget General…
WNC Director of Development Katie Leao, Foundation Chair Jed Block and Carson Nugget General Manager Star Anderson meet with Scholarship Recipient Cassandra Noll

The Carson Nugget has made another investment in the education of student veterans at Western Nevada College. The hotel casino recently established the Carson Nugget Endowment Scholarship to benefit military veterans who are returning to school. This week, The Nugget donated an additional $25,000 to the endowment, which will ultimately total $55,000.

WNC student and veteran Cassandra Noll is the first recipient of the $1,250 scholarship. She served four years in the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Boxer, and spent eight months deployed to the Middle East. Noll worked in aviation maintenance administration. Now she is enrolled at WNC, looking toward graduation in May with a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Construction Management.

“This scholarship has been extremely helpful to me,” she said. “It helped me with books and so many other expenses that the GI bill doesn’t cover,” she said.

Carson Nugget General Manager Star Anderson says the endowment is a way to show appreciation to military members. “It’s a small way to say thank you,” she said, adding, “We want to help them go on to greater things.”

WNC Director of Development Katie Leao says the endowment shows the Nugget’s commitment to education. “We are very grateful to the Carson Nugget for being such a big supporter of the college. The endowment is a wonderful investment in the school and the community.”

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