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Nevada State College Students and Faculty to Reflect on Medical Mission in Ethiopia

Nevada State College Students and Faculty to Reflect on Medical Mission in Ethiopia

The two Nevada State College (NSC) faculty members and eight student volunteers who completed a medical mission this summer in Ethiopia will discuss their experiences during a special presentation at NSC at 11 a.m.  Tuesday in the Great Hall of the Dawson Building, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson.

Dr. Kebret Kebede, associate professor of biology at Nevada State College and a practicing orthopedic surgeon, led the medical mission with Dr. Robin Herlands, assistant professor of biology at Nevada State College, and students from Nevada State College’s Anatomy & Physiology Honors Society and Pre-Health Professionals Club.

Library Receives Donation

The Henderson Library District received a big donation that will help build its book collection.

Philanthropists Bobby and Sandy Ellis donated $25,000 to the district as part of the $1 for a Million Campaign. The campaign aims to raise a million dollars in donations from April 2011 to April 2012. The money would be used to buy more books for the district's six libraries. The total raised is $39,193 including the Ellis donation. 

The Ellis family has made generation donations to libraries in the past. Earlier this year, the family gave the Green Valley Library $25,000 to create a study and socializing area for teenagers. The Teen Lounge will open on September 20. 


Henderson Libraries to Receive Major Donation

Henderson Libraries to Receive Major Donation

A large donation from a charity organization could help offset budget troubles for Henderson Libraries.

On Thursday, the nonprofit organization Friends of Henderson Libraries will present Henderson Libraries with a check for $100,000 at the district’s 7:45 a.m. monthly board meeting at Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, just off I-215.

The donation – the largest single donation yet from the Friends – represents 15 percent of the district’s total library materials budget and is a 17.6 percent increase over last year’s donation of $85,000.

Local Woman Receives Scholarship from Car Dealer

Local Woman Receives Scholarship from Car Dealer

Leslee Forbes has been selected as the first Nevada State College (NSC) student to receive a scholarship from Lexus of Henderson.

Forbes, a senior at NSC, is working towards a business administration degree. She will use the scholarship to help offset the costs of tuition and books.

“I have had a few setbacks in my path to receiving my education, but I am currently working hard at finishing my degree,” Forbes stated in her application for the scholarship. “I am currently a full -time student, a full-time pharmacy technician, a wife, a mother, and a co-owner of a business. I am dedicated to finishing my degree and being a role model to my young daughter. I want to show her that education is important no matter what path she chooses to take in life.”

Non-Profit Looks to Help Kids in Need

HopeLink of Southern Nevada is looking for help to make sure low-income kids have what they need for the up-coming school year.

The non-profit based in Henderson is looking for donations for the annual Back 2 School celebration. During  the celebration children will get clothing, shoes, and school supplies to go back to school but the charity needs the community's help to bring in those items. 

From now until August 5 you can drop off new items for the drive at the Old Navy store in Town Square. You can also "adopt" a student through HopeLink then buy them a back to school outfit, shoes and supplies.

Kids Raise Money for Miracle Flights

Kids Raise Money for Miracle Flights

Kids at one local charter school raised what they could to help an organization that provides medical flights for kids in need.

Three high school freshman at Explore Knowledge Academy Charter School organized and held a walk-a-thon for Miracle Flights for Kids. Altogether the students raised $430 for the non-profit based in Las Vegas. Miracle Flights for Kids provides free commercial airline flights for sick children to hospitals across the country.  

 “We are so moved to see the great effort these students made to help others. At a time when the economy is taking a toll on non-profits, it is inspiring to see young people reach out and help other kids," said Ann D. McGee, Founder of Miracle Flights for Kids.

Explore Knowledge Academy serves children kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.