Sierra Nevada College

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Sierra Nevada College
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Motto Sierra Nevada College graduates will be educated to be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world. Sierra Nevada College combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking and environmental, social, economic and educational sustainability.
Type Private
Established 1969
President Shannon Beets
Provost Shannon Beets
Administrative staff
24 full time faculty,
50 part time faculty
Undergraduates 540
Postgraduates 500
Location Incline Village, Nevada, USA
Coordinates: 39°14′40″N 119°56′20″W / 39.2444°N 119.9388°W / 39.2444; -119.9388
Campus Rural
Colors Royal Blue and White
Nickname Eagles
Mascot Eli – an American Eagle

Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is a private, liberal arts university in Incline Village, Nevada accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It was founded in 1969 and is known for its programs in entrepreneurship, environmental science, English and creative writing, ski business & resort management, fine arts, and teacher education. The school has varsity athletics programs in skiing and snowboarding, and lacrosse. The Eagles have won many United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championships in both men's and women's events.

The Departments of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, and Science and Technology offer fourteen majors. The teacher education program leads to Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Administration, and Masters in Education degrees as well as to teacher licensure in Nevada.

Summer Visiting Artist Workshops[edit]

Sierra Nevada College also hosts Summer Visiting Artist Workshops which feature well-known artists and attract students from all parts of the United States, Europe, and the Far East. In 2012 artist David Horvitz was the guest artist of the year.[1]

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Fine Arts Department at Sierra Nevada College, Annual Student Exhibition: With Guest Juror David Horvitz, 2012
  2. ^ "Assemblyman Philip P.K. O'Neill". Nevada Legislature. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 

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