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Building a Better Nevada Through Education
Alumni Highlight: George “Gus” Hill and Ginny Knowles
This spring, long-time College of Education supporters George “Gus” Hill and Ginny Knowles made a significant commitment to support the future of education in Nevada. Drs. Hill and Knowles each have deep connections to the College of Education, where Gus was faculty from 1996, and Knowles received her Ed.D Degree in 1992. Every year the College awards a deserving student in the Educational Leadership program with the Dr. George Hill and Dr. Ginny Knowles Leadership Award. With their recent inclusion of the College in their estate plan, the couple will now support students in perpetuity thanks to their establishment of an endowment for their existing Leadership Award, and with a brand new Dean’s Future Scholars Endowed Directorship.
Your Gift Matters: Noah Walls
By the time I graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno, I hope to have obtained a B.S. in Secondary Education with a minor in Special Education, a B.S. in Agricultural Science and a B.S. in Biology. I want to begin my teaching career in a Title 1 high school where I can put my skills to use and make a difference in every learner’s lives. As a science teacher, I hope to one day expose my students to a quality STEM/CTE education that allows them to analyze and think critically of the wonders around them. Because, really, without science, we would not be able to understand and explain the world that we live in.
Alumni Highlight: Jaculine Chiatovich Jones
College of Education alumna Jaculine Chiatovich Jones remained true to her Nevada roots when she made the decision to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. “I grew up in rural Nevada, Silver Peak and Gabbs…going to the University was a scary proposition.” It didn’t take long, however, for Jones to get comfortable, and when she reminisces about her time at the University, it is with fondness for a positive experience that launched her thirty-year career with the Washoe County School District.
Alumni Highlight: Jill Grattan
When I graduated from UCLA, I obtained a job working with children with disabilities and I loved it! The children were a lot of fun to work with, and it was very rewarding to see them grow and learn. I stayed in the field for several years before deciding to pursue an advanced degree to increase my knowledge and become a more effective teacher.
In 2019, the College of Education awarded $293,500 in scholarships thanks to our generous donors. This has allowed our students to focus on school and completing over 80,000 hours of internship/practicum hours in our schools and local non-profit organizations.
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College of Education Development Director
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