Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada
The University of Nevada, Reno Foundation publicly unveiled its $500 million capital campaign, Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada, at its annual banquet Oct. 3. With the help of the marching band and Wolf Pack cheerleaders, University President Marc Johnson and University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Chair Ken Creighton '75 constructed a pillar on stage to symbolize the three pillars of the campaign: learning, discovery and engagement. Through your generosity, the University has already raised $288 million for the New Nevada.
Professor of Educational Leadership William Sparkman and his wife Susan have recently made a gift to establish the William E. & Susan Forrest Sparkman DFS Scholarship Endowment to support alumni of the Deans Future Scholars Program.
CS and Rufina Chen honor late Professor Emeritus T. Vernon Frazier with JT Endowed Professorship in Physics
To honor the memory of his beloved mentor (the late physics Professor Emeritus T. Vernon Frazier), CS Chen '64 M.S. (physics) and his wife Rufina have recently established the JT Endowed Professorship in Physics.
Scholarship endowment honors Nevada research professor
The Morris S. Smith Foundation has established a scholarship endowment in honor of Frederick A. Steinmann '02 (economics), '04 M.S. (economics), a research assistant professor and a member of the University Center for Economic Development.
Rev. Jackie Leonard ’71 supports the Reynolds School’s NPR Next Generation Radio Boot Camp
Recently, Reverend Jackie Leonard '71 (speech/ theatre) continued her lifelong commitment to philanthropy by contributing to the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism’s NPR Next Generation Radio Nevada Boot Camp.
Lou and Bill Salyer came from smalltown America-Lou from Idaho and Bill from Arkansas-and eventually found each other in Southern California and married in 1963. Recently, their family members established the Salyer Legacy Nursing Scholarship Endowment.
Nevada History of Medicine Foundation Award for Pathology Endowment established
Dr. Sohn also founded the Nevada History of Medicine Foundation to research, record and publish the history of medical practitioners and to educate students at middle schools, high schools and universities. To further its mission, the foundation has recently established the Nevada History of Medicine Foundation Award for Pathology Endowment.
Frances Sumner Trachok Internship Endowment in Fine Art established
To honor the memory of the late Fran Trachok '47 (international affairs), her son, Nevada System of Higher Education Regent Rick Trachok ’74 (plant science), and his wife Cathy ’76 (Spanish) have established the Frances Sumner Trachok Internship Endowment in Fine Art. Additional support from the Benna Family Trust, the Estate of Earle Gieseke, and Charles Treat have also made the endowment possible.
Nevada educators establish award for next generation of teachers
With a combined 75 years of classroom experience, several generations of the Ross family have been teachers and administrators. Now, they have established the Ross Family Excellence in Social Studies Award Endowment, which will be awarded to undergraduates in the College of Education who are pursuing teaching degrees with an emphasis on social studies.
The mining industry supports the Great Basin Sagebrush Restoration project and sage-grouse habitat rehabilitation
Professor Tamzen Stringham, holder of the Donna Anderson Professorship in Grazing and Rangelands Management, is leading a team of researchers to combat the degradation of the sagebrush rangelands. Mining industry partners Lithium Nevada Corp. and Kinross Bald Mountain have provided support for her research through the Great Basin Sagebrush Restoration Fund.
Don and Toni Weir donate $1 million for Peccole Park renovation
Athletics Director Doug Knuth, Don Weir '70, Toni Weir and Wolf Pack Baseball Head Coach TJ Bruce at a press conference Oct. 20 announcing Don Weir's $1 million lead gift toward a key renovation project to the baseball field on campus - now known as Don Weir Field at Peccole Park.
The estate of the late William '50 (civil engineering) and Nadine Pillsbury has created the William F. and Nadine M. Pillsbury Engineering Graduate Fellowship Endowment and adds to their existing University Libraries endowment and to the Class of 1950 Civil Engineering Scholarship Endowment.
Whatever change you want to see in the world—increased student success in and out of the classroom, innovative water management and conservation, improved earthquake preparedness, cultural expression through music and language arts, cutting-edge robotics—your vision is our mission at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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