On the eve of Vietnam novelist Tim O’Brien’s reading, eight war veterans sat down to discuss their military service for Sierra Nevada College’s first Fireside Chat of the academic school year on Thursday, Sept. 20.
On Tuesday, March 20, students, faculty and Incline community members had the opportunity to directly converse with President Lynn Gillette in a two-hour Fireside Chat in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.
After a lengthy introduction detailing Gillette’s past positions and accomplishments, that had host Andy Whyman “winded, and I’m only a third of the way through this,” a room full of Incline Village residents, students and faculty gave President Lynn Gillette a loud, welcoming applause.
“This evening we’re going to have the opportunity to speak about the past, the present, and the future of SNC,” said Whyman, to start off the discussion. Whyman, an Incline Village resident for over 10 years, asked Gillette questions regarding the college’s growth, financials, and role in the community.