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.

Visit the 2020 Honor Court page

2020 Honor CourtPhoto by Allison Williams '08

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.

Sen. Richard Bryan
Former Sen. Richard Bryan '59

Photos by Theresa Danna

  • Blair Bryan Butler ’90, ’92 M.Ed., Karen Bryan, Linda Givens, former Sen. Richard Bryan ’59, Leslie Hart Bryan, Jackson Bryan, Emilee Hart, Connor Bryan and Richard Bryan, Jr. ’90 M.D. posing with a portrait of Oscar W. Bryan ’32.
  • Vice President and Provost Kevin Carman and former Sen. Richard Bryan ’59.

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.

Manos Maragakis

College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis emceeing the virtual ceremony.

Photos by Theresa Danna

  • (Left to right) Regent Carol Del Carlo '72, University President Marc Johnson and Dean Manos Maragakis participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the assistance of a snake-arm robot.
  • University President Marc Johnson speaking during the ceremony.
  • Gov. Steve Sisolak virtually attending the Pennington Engineering building opening ceremony.