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P.O. Box 2056
Elko, NV 89803
Phone: 775.327.2382

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The Great Basin College Foundation

GBC Foundation Sage Logo graphic.The Great Basin College Foundation cultivates, stewards and manages resources from our communities for the benefit of the students and programs of Great Basin College.

Established in 1982, the Great Basin College Foundation is a separate non-profit entity. Our sole purpose is to support the students and mission of Great Basin College. The Foundation enjoys a position of national excellence and an exceptional fund-raising history, accepting donations on behalf of Great Basin College.

Beats and Bites Food Truck Series Announced at Great Basin College!

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The Great Basin College Foundation is excited to introduce Beats and Bites, a new community-centered event taking place this summer on the GBC campus in Elko. This event will feature a rotating line up of local food trucks, music, raffle prizes, and other family-friendly activities. Scheduled for the Fourth Thursday of each month from June through September the community is invited to join us on campus from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Beats and Bites will be held on Chilton Circle. Students, staff, and the public are welcome to purchase food, picnic in the grass, and enjoy our gorgeous campus.

"Our campus is designed to be a place for the community to gather," said Hillary Baker, Associate Director of Development for the Great Basin College Foundation. "We are excited to invite everyone out to enjoy the warm summer weather, support local businesses, and utilize this beautiful space."

The first event will be held on June 27th with music by DJ Arturo Torres. There will be both sweet and savory food offerings including ice cream from Dole Twist, donuts from Nuts Under a Buck, hot dogs from Ruby Mountain Hot Dogs, and delicious Mexican snacks from Botanas El Grillo. The June event will also feature a raffle for tickets to the upcoming Silver State Stampede and other prizes.

"Each event will have a little bit of a different feel," said Baker. "In July and August we will have live music from local musicians and games targeted towards families. We can’t wait for our events and hope you’ll take the time to join us!"

The Beats and Bites series will continue throughout the summer featuring a changing line up of food trucks and live music, games, a scavenger hunt, and prizes.

  • June 27th with music by DJ Arturo Torres
  • July 25th with live music by Cody Carithers
  • August 22nd with live music by January Baker
  • September 26th – TBA

Why You'll Love Beats and Bites:

With a variety of family-friendly activities, affordable food options and sweet treats, the event has something for everyone.


Once you have your food, relax and enjoy a picnic. The GBC campus has plenty of grassy and scenic areas perfect for enjoying an evening outdoors.


Attendees are encouraged to park near the Carl A. Diekhans Industrial Technology Center - DCIT accessible from Elm and 13 th Street or near the GBC Theater accessible from College Parkway.


Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Please also come prepared to clean up after your pet.

Vendor Registration:

Interested in becoming a food vendor at Beats and Bites? Please visit our register for the event form or contact us at

Capital Campaign

Support the welding lab expansion animation with Welder and Support text.We are embarking on a new Capital Campaign to help students fill the workforce need for more skilled welders in rural Nevada. Great Basin College approached the Nevada System of Higher Education for support to renovate and expand the current welding lab on the Elko campus. On June 4, 2021, Bill AB492 was signed, which authorizes and provides funding for certain projects of capital improvement including this one! The estimated cost of this public works project is $6.4 million dollars. Of that estimate, Great Basin College has committed a match of $600,000. When complete the additional 4,500 square feet will increase student capacity from 17 to 40.

You can support this project by becoming a sponsor. Find out more about the campaign!

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For More Information Contact

Great Basin College Foundation Office
Phone: 775.327.2382

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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada's largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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