About our College

A founding college of the University, we have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research and engagement programs that benefit the health and economic vitality of Nevada. We offer programs in:

  • agriculture, horticulture, rangeland & veterinary sciences
  • biochemistry & molecular biology
  • children, youth & families
  • community & economic development
  • health & nutrition
  • natural resources & environmental science
 

College celebrates 2020, 2021 graduates in first-time Commencement ceremonies in Mackay Stadium

Two in-person ceremonies honor the awarding of nearly 300 degrees

  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2020 graduates was held May 12 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.
  • Commencement for our 2021 graduates was held May 13 in Mackay Stadium.

After a year unlike any other, our College celebrated the graduates of its 2020 and 2021 classes with two in-person Commencement ceremonies, held May 12-13. For family members and friends who could not attend, there were many options to watch the ceremonies live from a mobile device or on TV. Graduates and their families were encouraged to join the Commencement conversation online by using the hashtags #NVGrad2020, #NVGrad2021, #NVGrads and #PackPride.

The two ceremonies recognizing our College's graduates were part of eight Commencement ceremonies our University held this spring to commemorate the awarding of more than 8,300 degrees.

Honoring resilience, patience and determination

"Congratulations graduates. Thank you for your resilience, patience and determination in reaching this moment. You have all worked very hard to get here, and I speak for the entire University when I say that we are so proud of you. Go Pack!" -President Brian Sandoval

 

Meet our College's Class of 2021

By the numbers

180
GRADUATES
 

7
SUMMA CUM LAUDE

12
MAGNA CUM LAUDE

15
CUM LAUDE

12
HONORS BACCALAUREATES

46
AGRICULTURE, VETERINARY & RANGELAND SCIENCES MAJORS

55
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR
BIOLOGY MAJORS

51
NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MAJORS

28
NUTRITION
MAJORS

 

We're proud of all of our graduates

Here are a few of their stories

 

College honors outstanding students, recognizes employee and supporter impact in online celebration

Our employee and supporter awardees

Thank you for your service, and congratulations on a job well done!

Denise Haynie Outstanding Staff
Denise Haynie.
Felisa Mandujano Torres Extension Award of Excellence for Program Staff
Felisa Mandujano Torres.
Jolyn Wirshing Outstanding Teacher
Jolyn Wirshing.
Kelley Stewart Outstanding Researcher
Kelley Stewart.
Kim Higgins Extension Award of Excellence for Administrative Faculty
Kim Higgins.
Lindsay Chichester Extension Award of Excellence for Academic Faculty
Lindsay Chichester.
Michelle Davis Extension Award of Excellence for Support Staff
Michelle Davis
Jeanne Chambers Natural Resources & Environmental Science Leadership Award
Jeanne Chambers.
Joe Dibble Marsha Read Leadership Award in Nutrition & Dietetics
Joe Dibble.
Jon Griggs Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences Leadership Award
Jon Griggs.
Chef Mike Ty Extension Award of Excellence for Supporters
Chef Mike Ty.
Sharon Young Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Leadership Award
Sharon Young.

Our student honorees

Congratulations on your commencement and best wishes for your future!

Anutr Sivakoses
Graduating Student Ambassador
Jiavanna Wong-Fortunato
Graduating Student Ambassador
Daniel Barnes
Outstanding Graduate Student
Elizabeth Reikowski
Outstanding Graduate Student
Everald McLennon
Outstanding Graduate Student
Haley Toups
Outstanding Graduate Student
Juliet Wallis
Outstanding Graduate Student
Maria Sole Bonarota
Outstanding Graduate Student
Mary Brady
Outstanding Graduate Student
Simindokht Aliabadi
Outstanding Graduate Student
Steven Bristow
Outstanding Graduate Student
Alex Vice
Outstanding Senior
Alexa Lyons
Outstanding Senior
Anjelica Borick
Outstanding Senior
Anna Zoeters
Outstanding Senior
Chloe Dodge
Outstanding Senior
Christine Shen
Outstanding Senior
Courtney Krause
Outstanding Senior
Dylan Pinatelli
Outstanding Senior
Jake Rouse
Outstanding Senior
Kevin Beeman-Brown
Outstanding Senior
Mattie Johns
Outstanding Senior
Mira Newby
Outstanding Senior
Molly Willoughby
Outstanding Senior
Nikki Zuber
Outstanding Senior
Ruth Griggs
Outstanding Senior
Savanah Bloomquist
Outstanding Senior
Yazmeen Ybarra
Outstanding Senior

Showing gratitude for growing a stronger Nevada

"Congratulations to our awardees whose work this past year has grown a stronger Nevada. You have brought credit not only to your units and departments, but also to our College and University. I sincerely thank you for all your dedication, support and commitment to excellence." -Dean Bill Payne

 

Congratulations to all of our 4-H graduating seniors

Here is just a small sample

Chloe Young Washoe County
Chloe Young.
Dalton McNeff Pershing County
Dalton McNeff.
Kayden Syme Elko County
Kayden Syme.
Veronica Dederer Clark County
Veronica Dederer.

Growing leadership, citizenship and life skills

4-H is a community of young people across America. Members learn life skills, make new friends, enhance self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers, and have fun learning and sharing as a family and a club.

Growing a stronger Nevada

Our programs work together to make an impact

Our teaching, research and engagement programs are intertwined and complement one another. Faculty who teach on campus also conduct research as part of our Experiment Station, allowing students to learn about and participate in research. Extension faculty engaging with communities identify research needs, as well as join Experiment Station faculty to conduct research. Faculty on campus help to develop Extension programs in communities.

Researching critical issues Experiment Station faculty conduct research at experiment stations, labs and research facilities across the state, as well as teach classes and share and conduct research with students. The state-federal partnership tackles issues affecting Nevada's citizens, communities and economy.
student researcher with plants in greenhouse
Teaching University students We offer 17 undergraduate and graduate degrees to prepare students for high-paying, in-demand careers in agriculture, rangeland & veterinary sciences; biochemistry & molecular biology; natural resources & environmental science; and nutrition.
students taking notes in the field
Engaging Nevada communities Extension is engaged in Nevada communities, presenting research-based knowledge to address critical community needs. The county-state-federal partnership provides practical education to people, businesses and communities, fulfilling the University's land-grant mission.
parents with children

Want to help innovate for Nevada?

Consider making a contribution in support of classroom, lab or office space; graduate assistantships; student scholarships; or upgrades to Nevada 4-H Camp. To learn more, please contact Executive Director of Development Christina Sarman, at 775-784-6009.