Las Vegas, Nevada - March 7, 2014
The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of several prestigious honors, including the 2014 Distinguished Nevadans.
2014 Distinguished Nevadans
The Distinguished Nevadan represents the most prestigious award conferred by the Board of Regents. It is bestowed upon prominent individuals who have made significant achievements that have contributed to the cultural, scientific or social advancement of Nevada.
*Approved at the October 18, 2013 Special Board meeting.
In addition, the following 2014 Regents' Awards were announced:
2014 Regents' Scholars
The Regents' Scholar Award is bestowed upon one student from each NSHE institution for their academic achievements, leadership ability and service contributions. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend. The 2014 honorees are (click to view all nominations):
- Carlos Holguin, College of Southern Nevada
- Jasmine Dulgar, Great Basin College
- Nicole Lee, Truckee Meadows Community College
- Ian Greenlee, Western Nevada College
- Josh Ranck, Nevada State College
- Brittany Radke, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (undergraduate)
- David Armstrong, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (graduate)
- Steven DelaCruz, University of Nevada, Reno (undergraduate)
- Daniel Mayes, University of Nevada, Reno (graduate)
Regents' Creative Activities Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents' Award for Creative Activities in 1993. This award recognizes significant accomplishments which bring recognition, as well as national and international stature, to the Nevada System of Higher Education. The honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2014 honoree is Dr. Donald Revell of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Regents' Teaching Award
In 1996, the Board of Regents approved the establishment of the annual Regents' Teaching Award. This award honors outstanding instructional contributions to the Nevada System of Higher Education. Two awards are granted yearly, one from UNLV, UNR, NSC or DRI, and the other from CSN, GBC, TMCC or WNC. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2014 honorees are Kevin Raiford of the College of Southern Nevada and Dr. Gwen Sharp of Nevada State College.
Academic Advisors Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents' Academic Advising Award in 1998. This award honors outstanding academic student advising with one award granted to a community college advisor and two awards granted to advisors at the state college or universities. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend. The 2014 honorees are Erika Bein, Truckee Meadows Community College; Tiffany Schmier
, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (undergraduate); and Dr. Cheryll Glotfelty, University of Nevada, Reno (graduate). (Click to view all nominations.)
Regents' Researcher Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents' Researcher Award in 1992. This award is bestowed upon faculty members with a substantial record of accomplishments, including a significant amount of research and scholarly work with recognition, clear evidence of the national and/or international stature of the research, and in the case of grants and contracts, must have been competitive on a national or international level. The honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2014 honoree is Dr. Alison Murrayof the Desert Research Institute.
Regents' Rising Researcher Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents' Rising Researcher Award in 2008. This award is bestowed upon one faculty member at each Nevada research institution in recognition of their early-career accomplishments and potential for future advancement and recognition in research. The 2014 honorees are Dr. Katherine Hertlein, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Dr. Kam K. Leang, University of Nevada, Reno; and Dr. Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute. (Click to view all nominations.)
2014 Honorary Degrees
The Board of Regents approved the following honorary degree recipients:
The Regents' Award recipients will be honored at their respective campus award ceremonies, while Distinguished Nevadan and Honorary Degree recipients will be honored during commencement ceremonies in May in Elko, Las Vegas, and Reno.
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to nearly 105,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.
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