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Designing a College for Rural Nevada

VHC Begins Video Series About the Founding of GBC

Great Basin College’s Virtual Humanities Center (VHC) is pleased to present VHC Founders graphiccurrent 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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Kayla McCarson
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Phone: (775) 753-2105

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