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Milestone Degree to be Awarded Saturday at UNLV
Milestone Degree to be Awarded Saturday at UNLV

 

Saturday’s fall graduation ceremony at UNLV will feature the awarding of the 100,000th degree in the university’s 47-year history.

More than 3,000 UNLV undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in this year’s fall commencement ceremony, which begins at 9 a.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. Graduates range in age from 19 to 79, and hail from more than 60 countries. UNLV awarded its first degree in 1964.

For those unable to attend, the event will stream live at unlv.vegasgraduations.com.

Former Nevada Senator Richard Bryan will be honored with the Distinguished Nevadan award for his commitment to higher education in Nevada. UNLV President Neal Smatresk will also highlight several graduating students during the ceremony for their outstanding achievements both at the university and in the community.