By Mandi Enger
Nevada State College was proud to celebrate its 2012 spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at the Henderson Pavilion. This year NSC graduated its largest class to-date with more than 300 students representing each of the 24 degree programs offered by the college.
Approximately 1,500 students have graduated from NSC since its first graduation ceremony in 2004.
As Nevada State College commemorates 10 years of offering quality degree programs to benefit Nevada, I was honored to bestow degrees on a record number of graduates, said Nevada State College President Bart Patterson. Our students come from all walks of life, but all have the same goals – to work hard, obtain a degree and establish a solid career to benefit themselves, their family and their community. I am so pleased in the success of our students and proud of the faculty and staff who helped these students to achieve their goals.
During the commencement ceremony, NSC also presented its President’s Medal Award to four distinguished local leaders and philanthropists who have shown extraordinary commitment to the mission of Nevada State College. The 2012 recipients include: Bill Wortman, principal, Cannery Casino Resorts; Thalia Dondero, former regent, Nevada System of Higher Education; and Tony Sanchez III, senior vice president for government and community strategy, NV Energy.