With its impressive history as part of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Mackay School maintains a long list of distinguished alumni and friends. As our alums and friends will attest, to be a part of Mackay is to be a part of a closely-knit university community whose tradition of excellence has stood the test of time and is, very much, the history of the University of Nevada, Reno.
There are many ways to get involved as a Mackay alum, one of the most valuable being a show of financial support of our current students and faculty. Find out how you can support the Mackay School and help carry on the Mackay legacy.
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Mackay facts for our alums
- Clarence Mackay, a great benefactor during the beginning years of the university, had the Mackay statue made in honor of his father, John Mackay. The statue was created by up-and-coming sculpture at the time, Gutzon Borglum, best known for Mt. Rushmore. The statue was situated so that Mackay’s face is looking toward Virginia City where he made his fortune in the Comstock Mine.
- The Nevada Seismological Lab, established in 1910, is the oldest University lab. It tracked earthquakes like the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in 1915 near Pleasant Valley.