Trivia night seeks to build SNC alumni community

Don’t miss your chance to showcase your infinite wisdom in this year first-annual Sierra Nevada College Alumni Trivia Night. Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village will provide an even playing field for SNC faculty members, alumni and current students over 21 to see who will emerge victorious in this battle of the brains.

Gather your brilliant team consisting of three to seven and register with SNC events manager and alumna Nicole Ross as soon as possible; the first 50 that RSVP will receive two 10-ounce beers or glasses of wine, and one food ticket for dinner contributed by T’s Mesquite Rotisserie.

Showtime is 6 p.m. with trivia beginning at 7 p.m., followed by musical guest Honest2Goodness, featuring SNC alumna Kayla Meltzer. There will also be a raffle drawing (tickets are $1) every 30 minutes with cash prizes and swag. All the proceeds from the raffle will be awarded to the winning team, while the grand prize is a trophy of SNC mascot Eli the Eagle, with a placard displaying the victor’s team name and bragging rights for the next year. The trophy will remain on school grounds all year to display the winner’s triumph.

One of the primary motivating forces behind the SNC Alumni Trivia Night is SNC trustee Emmett Hall. Hall attended SNC in 1978 while studying liberal arts. Like many students, Hall initially moved to Lake Tahoe to make the most of the incredible skiing, being a former member of the U.S. Ski Team. After living in the bay for 28 years Hall moved back to Incline with his wife (who is also an SNC alumni) and now wishes to help students gain the same rewards from SNC that he did.

“I’m looking forward to integrating seniors into the alumni program, helping them meet people in the community that they will be doing business with and I also want to help the people who are in business here which are also SNC alumni,” Hall said. “Bring your friends and have fun, it’s all about friends and building relationships.”

Nicole Ross is also an SNC alumni after graduating class of 2018 with a major in English, psychology and teacher education. Ross is a prime example of a successful SNC graduate who utilized her education and professional relationships to become a faculty member here at the college.

“The ultimate goal for any alumni program is for juniors and seniors to have some sort of professional network with the graduated alums,” Ross said.