Foundation Gatherings Summer/Fall 2020
Celebrating 2020 Honor Court inductees
Each year, names are engraved into the University’s Honor Court to recognize the accomplishments and support of those who contribute to excellence at our institution. The names of 82 individuals and organizations were engraved in July, including the University’s top faculty, staff and student award recipients and generous donors. These honorees join more than 2,100 others whose service and contributions have been recognized in Honor Court. Although an in-person celebration was not possible this year due to COVID-19, the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation extended special thank you messages to the 2020 inductees through a webpage and videos.
Oscar W. Bryan Seminar Room dedication ceremony
Lincoln Hall, room 100 was named the Oscar W. Bryan Seminar Room on Aug. 5 in honor of his years of service to Nevada. The late Oscar W. Bryan ’32 held numerous public service roles within the Silver State, including Clark County Deputy District Attorney and Justice of the Peace for the Las Vegas Township. University leadership, members of the Bryan family, including former Sen. Richard Bryan ’59, and friends came together for a dedication ceremony.
William N. Pennington Engineering building opening ceremony
On Aug. 25, the University hosted a virtual celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly completed William N. Pennington Engineering building. Viewers were welcomed by University President Marc Johnson and College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis, followed by remarks from Gov. Steve Sisolak and NSHE Regent Carol Del Carlo. Guests were taken on a virtual tour of the Pennington Engineering building, witnessed the ribbon-cutting assisted by student-controlled robots and viewed a photo gallery created to honor the generous donors who helped support the building’s construction.