Local students earn degrees from UNR
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:00 PM
LOVELOCK - The University of Nevada, Reno will hold three graduation ceremonies this week to accommodate the 2,168 students graduating the college this spring.
Among the graduating students will be two Pershing County High Schools graduates, Jake Montes and Jayce Montes. The two Montes boys are the twin sons of Lovelock residents Russell and Tammie Montes.
Both Montes will graduate with a BS degrees in health sciences.
Senior Media Relations Specialist of University Media Relations Natalie Savidge said this list of two may or may not be inclusive of all PCHS students graduating this spring due to some students changing their address to a Reno address.
"Admissions and Records is working on improving these reporting methods so we can hopefully have a comprehensive list of hometowns in the future," Savidge said.
The university currently does not keep track of the student's graduating high school.
The university will award 1,606 bachelor degrees and 562 advanced-degree certificates (master's and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates), during the spring graduation ceremonies.
All three ceremonies will be held on the university's historic Quadrangle, located on the southern part of campus.
Academic programs participating in the first undergraduate ceremony on Friday will be the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Education and Division of Health Sciences.
On Saturday, the second undergraduate ceremony will include academic programs of the Reynolds School of Journalism, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science.
Both undergraduate ceremonies will have the same format: graduate check in will begin at 7:15 a.m. on the Jot Travis Lawn, and the ceremony procession will begin at 8:15 a.m. Students receiving dual degrees are welcome to attend both baccalaureate ceremonies.
The advanced degree ceremony, for master's and doctoral degrees awarded by all colleges, will be Friday, with line-up at 4:45 p.m. The approximately one-hour-long ceremony includes the presentation of the Distinguished Nevadan awards.
Free public parking is available in the Brain J. Whalen Parking Complex and the West Stadium Parking Complex, both accessible off Virginia Street.