Toby Tatum stands patiently at the front of his classroom in the Prim Library at Sierra Nevada College as his management students filter in through the door.
Mike Cotich is a transfer student from Pennsylvania who has come to Sierra Nevada College to change his life. The new environment and culture of Tahoe is helping him reach for his future while keeping his love of music and snowboarding close.
Sierra Nevada College is well known for the big impact it has on its students. Nick Anderson, a former student and now an admissions counselor at SNC, has felt this impact.
Zach Birdsell, a first-year student from San Diego, is excited about going to college in Lake Tahoe. He believes this new environment will help him move toward his dreams of becoming a superior MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter.
Lucy Sandoval is calm, friendly and patient–the ideal characteristics of an aspiring high school math teacher. Recently married and the mother of a 5-year-old daughter, Lucy has a strong appreciation for family and culture.
Chris Muravez looks a bit different than the average Sierra Nevada College student. He shows off his tattoos and piercings with pride, and he sports a handlebar mustache that would make Hulk Hogan jealous.