Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
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Great Basin College’s Virtual Humanities Center (VHC) is pleased to present current GBC students, alumni and the many communities served by GBC with a series of videos they hope will convey the history of Nevada’s first community college and the many efforts of the college’s original founders.
The first video: "Designing a College for Rural Nevada, part 1: Motive, Means, Opportunity" is a brief account of the creation of the Elko Community College in 1967, now GBC. The video can be viewed in the Virtual Humanities Center’s collection, Designing a College for Rural Nevada, part 1: Motive, Means, Opportunity webpage by clicking here or on the GBC YouTube Channel.
GBC President Mark Curtis conducted interviews with college founders, Robley "Bob" Burns, Jr.; Mark and Katherine Chilton; Dr. Hugh Collett; and Michael Marfisi.
The interviews and video were produced by the Virtual Humanities Center as part of its "Theme 2015-2017: Design for the Human Spirit" series. The project is made possible in part by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Barrick Gold of North America.
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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
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