Western Nevada College Release
Dr. Rebecca Bevans has been a faculty member at Western Nevada College since 2017, and it hasn’t taken long for her to be recognized with one of the most prestigious higher education honors in the state.
WNC’s psychology professor has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Nevada Regents’ Teaching Award — an honor presented by the Nevada System of Higher Education today at its quarterly meeting in Henderson.
“It is wonderful to be recognized for my hard work and dedication to our students,” she said. “It is because of the support from my colleagues and fellow collaborators that I am able to do what I do. I am very grateful for that support and for this award.”
WNC Interim President Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe has seen the impact that Dr. Bevans has made with students over the past several years and knows she’ll continue to support and motivate WNC students into the future.
“Dr. Bevans works tirelessly to support our students in class and out,” President Dalpe said. “I am pleased her hard work is being honored through this award and look forward to seeing the great work she will do going forward.”
Some of the psychology courses she leads are Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Development, Psychology of Adolescence and Social Psychology. Although Dr. Bevans became a full-time faculty member in 2017, she has been teaching at WNC since 2007.
“Teaching is exciting to me!” Rebecca said. “Students arrive with questions and we work on finding answers. I love assisting them in their acquisition of knowledge. My students don’t only learn about psychology, but they also learn more about themselves.”
Interestingly, the longer that Dr. Bevans teaches at WNC, the more she shoulders. She serves as the adviser for the Psychology and Nerd Herd (a club for homeschool students who attend WNC). Bevans also is the coordinator for homeschool students and has helped dramatically increase enrollment for those students.
“Dr. Bevans’ positive impact on the WNC Community is seen not only in the classroom but also in the success of our programs and access we provide to Nevada’s students,” said WNC Liberal Arts Division Academic Director Scott Morrison. “Her expertise in psychology has inspired WNC students for more than 10 years, and she’s built a …….