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UNLV To Award 100,000th Degree At Fall Graduation

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.

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