Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada
At the 37th Annual Foundation Banquet, the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation's largest fundraising event of the year, more than 750 University supporters enjoyed a keynote address by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the 19th surgeon general of the United States. The event also offered an opportunity to celebrate the progress of the University's comprehensive campaign, Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada. To date, more than $350 million dollars have been raised toward the goal of $500 million.
Rick & Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies established
To bolster the global perspective the University is fostering, Nevada System of Higher Education Regent Rick Trachok '74 (agriculture) and his wife Cathy '76 (Spanish) have recently established the Rick & Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies.
Lori & Claire Christofferson Scholarship Endowment in Nursing established
"At the same time Lori was retiring after 30 years as a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) registered nurse, Claire was enthusiastic about starting her nursing career with her bachelors of science in nursing from the Orvis School of Nursing. The endowment was a way to honor them both and recognize the nursing profession in a way that can help others with the same passion."
Nash-Morrison Scholarship Endowment for the College of Liberal Arts continues Wolf Pack tradition
"For nearly 100 years, members of the Nash family and the Morrison family have found a home on campus and created lasting memories here," College of Liberal Arts Dean Debra Moddelmog said. "We are grateful that they have chosen to ensure others have the opportunity to join our Wolf Pack family and pursue their dreams on campus through the establishment of this scholarship, which recognizes the importance of studying the liberal arts."
Greg and Carolyn Ferraro Journalism Scholarship Endowment established
"Greg's career is an inspiration to students in the Reynolds School," Al Stavitsky, dean of the Reynolds School, said. "His success demonstrates what is possible with the right combination of talent and determination. We are grateful to him and to Carolyn for establishing this scholarship to ensure future generations of students can follow in his footsteps."
Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp helps high school juniors develop information literacy
The Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp, founded in 2011, provides high school juniors with a passion for digital media with an opportunity to learn the skills they need for the future over two weeks in June each summer.
A. Clark Hestmark Scholarship Endowment supports veterans
"The military and prior military members who are on campus demonstrate incredible dedication to their studies and to the country they serve," Director of Veteran Services Terina Caserto '04 M.A. (counseling and educational psychology) said. "Support offered by the A. Clark Hestmark Scholarship Endowment provides a tremendous financial relief for these exceptional students. This endowment embodies the great appreciation we feel for these men and women who now fill our classrooms."
Life has a way of throwing curve balls at you. When I was 15, I was in a horseback-riding accident that broke most of the bones on my right side. It took a year and a half with 11 months in a body cast to fully recover.... The adversity I faced during that time had a great influence on my life, offering many lessons that stayed with me throughout my adult life. Persistence is the strongest trait I acquired during that time.
Knotek ’12, ’15 MBA honors late son with the David Jason Regner Memorial Endowment
"Trying to help a family member struggling with addiction is extremely challenging," Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences Trudy Larson said. "Through NRAP, we hope to help them and their loved ones. We were so saddened to hear of David's passing, and we are grateful that Donna has chosen to honor his memory in this powerful way."
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