In August 2013, Great Basin College was awarded a Challenge Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities, one of the few colleges of its size to win such an award. The grant provides the foundation of the Virtual Humanities Center and its mission.
MISSION: Great Basin College, through its Virtual Humanities Center, seeks to collect, curate, and cultivate the humanities for rural Nevada.
At the heart of the Virtual Humanities Center are the core skills which the humanities encourage and which GBC students will need to succeed in their careers and their lives: critical and creative thinking, communicating complex ideas through a range of media, technological understanding, and personal and cultural awareness. These are not only college skills, but those actively sought by employers and necessary for democratic society. The VHC enriches and stimulates the development of these skills across all GBC programs.
The Virtual Humanities Center is an ad-hoc committee of the GBC Faculty Senate
Virtual Humanities Center Committee Chair
Scott Gavorsky, History Instructor
DCIT 121 Elko Campus
Virtual Humanities Center Committee Members
Jeannie Bailey, Director, Grants
MCML 206 Elko Campus
Kevin Hodur, English Instructor
MCML 133 Elko Campus
Lynne Owens, Mathematics Professor
MCML 136 Elko Campus
Frank Sawyer, Webmaster
HTC 128 Elko Campus
Kathy Schwandt, Computer Technologies Professor
HTC 129 Elko Campus
Ex-officio Committee Member