Paving the Wolf Pack Way with the College of Science

Take a walk through campus and you will find many College of Science alumni featured along Wolf Pack Way. Here, learn more about these exceptional alumni and make your nomination for future faces of the Wolf Pack Way.

A Wolf Pack Way banner featuring Yon Sohn is posted outside of the Knowledge Center.

Wolf Pack Way is the major pedestrian pathway through campus lined with banners featuring outstanding recent graduates doing great work all over the world. The path features an inaugural 50 alumni including nine from the College of Science, with plans to add more as it extends roughly a mile from the main University entrance all the way to the north end of campus.

"I want students to see themselves in just a few short years. These alumni are their peers and predecessors at the University of Nevada, Reno, and I hope the current students see the broad range of careers our graduates pursue. I also hope the banners instill a sense of pride in our students and pride in their University."

-Executive Vice President and Provost Jeff Thompson

Meet the College of Science Wolf Pack Way alumni

Wolf Pack Way
Melissa Harmon
Melissa Harmon, Mining Engineering, B.S. '00
General Manager, Newmont Cripple Creek and Victor Mine Banner location: path between Weigand Fitness Center and the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Wolf Pack Way
Brian Huynh
Brian Huynh, Mining Engineering, B.S. '18
Transformation/Agile Facilitator at Freeport-McMoRan Banner location: north end of the Reynolds School of Journalism
6402
Wolf Pack Way
Rick Kraus
Rick Kraus, Physics, B.S. '07
Senior Research Scientist in Physics Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Banner location: immediately south of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
6402
Wolf Pack Way
Lisa LeMond
Lisa LeMond, Biochemistry and Biology, B.S. '04; M.D. Medicine '08
Transplant Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic Banner location: south exit of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
6402
Wolf Pack Way
Kyra Morgan
Kyra Morgan, Mathematics and Statistics, B.S. '10; Statistics, M.S. '16
Chief Biostatistician for the State of Nevada Banner location: immediately north of the Reynolds School of Journalism
6402
Wolf Pack Way
Diana  Moss
Diana Moss, Mathematics, B.A. '06; Mathematics, M.S. '08; Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (Mathematics Education), Ph.D. '14
Teaching Assistant Professor of Mathematics Banner location: 9th Street campus entrance
6402
Wolf Pack Way
McKenzie Shipman-Sanvido
McKenzie Shipman-Sanvido, Biology and Analytical Chemistry, B.S. '15
CEO and chemist at The Lab Pros and VP and Owner Untamed Wine Estates, Inc. Banner location: path between Fitzgerald Student Services and the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Wolf Pack Way
Yon Sohn
Yon Sohn, Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, B.S. '06; Metallurgical Engineering, M.S. '08
Associate General Counsel at HID Global Corporation Banner location: central entrance to the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
6402
Wolf Pack Way
Garrett Vice
Garrett Vice, Geology, M.S. '08
Senior Geoscientist, Exxon Mobile Banner location: near the east entrance to Fitzgerald Student Services
6402

Nominate an alum for Wolf Pack Way

Nominate an exceptional alum (including yourself!) to be featured on a Wolf Pack Way banner.

University news featuring our Wolf Pack Way alums

Rick Kraus smiles, wearing a blue shirt in the foreground with green foliage in the background.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Rick Kraus '07

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Brian Huynh, wearing a white work helmet and a reflective vest, stands smiling with his arms crossed in the foreground of a mine site.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Brian Huynh '18

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Sean Casey, pictured here with Lisa LeMond at the 2019 College of Science and Mackay School Distinguished Alumni of the Year event.
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist and alumna Lisa LeMond gives time, hope comfort when hearts fail

The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.

Kyra Morgan and Paul Hurtado stand on the quad wearing masks.
Taking on COVID-19 with math and stats

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Paul Hurtado and Nevada State Biostatistician and College of Science alumna Kyra Morgan talk COVID-19 and how they’re using numbers to make sense of it all.

Doug Smith posing for a photo with a gray wolf in snowy Yellowstone National Park.
College of Science honor exceptional alumni

The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.

Rick Kraus poses for a photo with his young daughter and wife on the stage at the PECASE awards ceremony
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded to alumnus Rick Kraus

Department of Physics alumnus Rick Kraus ('07) was awarded the PECASE for materials and planetary science research

Student Brian Huynh speaks to a crowd of guests at the College of Science Scholarship Luncheon
College of Science students speak at the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship recipients met with donors at the annual College of Science Scholarship Luncheon