David Wright

Gillette College Foundation’s Scholar Spotlight!

Meet David Wright, recipient of the Cloud Peak Energy Endowed Scholarship through the Gillette College Foundation.

David grew up in San Diego, before moving to Las Vegas, and then Reno.  He spent 21 years printing catalogs on a printing press.  He enjoys playing bluegrass guitar and amateur astronomy.  David is currently majoring in industrial electricity and plans on heading back into the workforce at the completion of his degree.   In the next 10 years, he sees himself as a journeyman or a master electrician.

The scholarship has helped David financially, as he is only working part-time in order to complete his education.  His time at Gillette College has given him hands-on experience and knowledge.

David’s advice for other students is to, “Get your homework done, your grades are #1, have good attendance and study.”  He says these attributes and records give you the advantage over other applicants in the workforce.  David’s favorite thing about being a Gillette College student is getting to know people and befriending students and instructors.

The Gillette College Foundation is pleased to feature David Wright.