LAS VEGAS (AP) — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will be handing out its 100,000th degree at its fall graduation ceremony.

The school says its first degree was awarded in 1964 and it will cross the new milestone at Saturday’s 9 a.m. commencement.

More than 3,000 UNLV undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to walk at the ceremony. Graduates range in age from 19 to 79 and hail from more than 60 countries.

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan will be honored with the Distinguished Nevadan award for his commitment to higher education in the state.

UNLV President Neal Smatresk also will highlight five graduating students for outstanding achievements at the university and in the community.

© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live