Nevada GEAR UP Digest 
May 2020 

May 20, 2020

This month, our students have wrapped up the semester under unique and challenging circumstances. We are so immensely proud of them for persevering with their studies through this difficult time. We would like to thank our Ambassadors and students alike for finishing the Spring 2020 semester with enthusiasm and aplomb. 

Additionally, in this issue we will be addressing NSHE's recent virtual town hall meetings, as well as the open GEAR UP Research Administrator position located in Las Vegas. 

Have a happy summer, and kudos to all for making it through the 2019-2020 school year! 
Thank You Ambassadors! covid
As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank our GEAR UP Ambassadors for all the hard work they have done to keep our students motivated and successful. Each of our Ambassadors have spent countless hours working to help GEAR UP students across the state transition to college and through their first year of college by hosting events, serving as advisors and mentors, and offering myriad resources to help students feel secure and at home. 

They are a vital part of keeping students confident about attending and staying in college, and we are immensely thankful for the amount of time and effort they have put into proving that #GEARUPWorks! 
NSHE Virtual Town Hall Highlights grading
NSHE hosted two virtual town halls last week, for Northern Institutions on Thursday (5/14) and for Southern Institutions on Friday (5/15). 

NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly, Board of Regents Chair Jason Geddes, and Regents Vice Chair Mark Doubrava discussed topics related to COVID-19, such as the future of possible in-person classes and resident housing in the fall. 

You can view the recording for northern institutions here, and the recording for southern institutions here
Open Research Administrator Position coordinator
The Research Administrator for the Nevada System of Higher Education will be responsible for providing pre/post award research administration and daily programmatic oversight of education, workforce and research programs, including GEAR UP.

The position will be located at the 
System Administration Office in Las Vegas, and the successful candidate must have an earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  A minimum of 3 years progressive experience directly applicable to the position is required.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in non-profit/higher education grants management.  Preference given to Certified Research Administrators (CRA).

To read more about the position and apply, please click here
In This Issue
Thank You! 
NSHE Town Hall
Research Administrator
May Blog
Our GEAR UP Director of Programming and Outreach Janet Stake is our featured blogger this month! Read her article here.
Upcoming Events
Annual NCCEP/GEAR UP Conference 2020
July 19-22, Washington DC
Unfortunately, NCCEP just announced this conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. We will certainly miss this opportunity to meet with our colleagues from all over the country but we look forward to the next one!
Important Links
NV GEAR UP Directory
Coronavirus Information & Resources
FAFSA Application 
GEAR UP Business Network
DACA/Undocumented NSHE Contact List
Tips for Transfers
Annual NCCEP/GEAR UP Conference 2020
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