Homecoming in full swing at UNR

This is homecoming week at the University of Nevada, Reno. The week is capped on Saturday for tailgating and watching a football game between the Wolf Pack and Hawaii.

This is homecoming week at the University of Nevada, Reno. The week is capped on Saturday for tailgating and watching a football game between the Wolf Pack and Hawaii.


Calling all Wolf Pack Fans — It’s time to Back the Pack for Homecoming Week.
Join the Nevada Alumni Association along with Nevada Athletics and the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) for a fun-filled week of activities. GO PACK!
Spirit Contests - Homecoming Week (Oct. 11-15)
It’s time Wolf Pack to break out your best Nevada gear and enter one or all of our Wolf Pack spirit contests. Each day we will be featuring entries on social media and winning entries will receive prizes from the Nevada Alumni Association and the Wolf Pack Athletics Association. Categories will include Best Dressed Future Wolf Pack, Best Dressed Wolf Pack Pet, Favorite Campus Memory, Best Tailgate Recipe and Best Dressed Wolf Pack Fan for Wolf Pack Friday.
Follow @nevadaalumni and @nevadawolfpack on social media to join in the fun!
Wednesday
ASUN Bleed Silver & Blue Blood Drive
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | JCSU Great Room
Thursday
Nevada Alumni Association and College & Unit Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception
5:30 p.m. program | 6:15 p.m. reception | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Paradise Ballroom
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (775) 784-6620.
Traditionally Nevada Alumni Association Award winners along with College and Unit Distinguished Alumni are recognized at multiple events during Homecoming weekend. call 775-784-6620 for questions or you can RSVP online.
Alumnus of the Year
Keith Lee ’65 (Physics)
Alumni Association Service
Kris Layman ’93 (Marketing)
Jan Brady ’63 (Nursing), ’88 MBA
Outstanding Chapter of the Year
College of Business Alumni Association
Outstanding Young Alumni
Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez ’15 (History)
Selena Torres ’16 (English)
Victor A Wowo ’11 (Management), ’17 MBA
Professional Achievement
Nicola Cannizzaro ’06 (Mangement)
Diaz Dixon ’94 (Social Psychology)
Larry Sage ’06 M.J (Trial Judge)
Tiffany Young ’02 (General Studies), '14 ME.d.
Silver & Blue Appreciation
Edna B & Bruno Benna Foundation
Kappes, Cassiday & Associates
University Service
Deena & Jim Behnke
Derek Furukawa
Michael T. & Barbara C. Heffner
College and Unit Distinguished Alumni award winners:
Athletics
Rayona Sharpnack ’73 (Physical Education)
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
Jeremy Drew ’04 (Civil Engineering), ’04 (Environmental & Natural Resources Sciences)
College of Education & Human Development
Joe Nannini ’00 (Human Development & Family Studies). ’10 Ed.S (Educational Leadership)
College of Engineering’s James G. Scrugham Medal Recipient
Kedar Deshpande ’03 M.S (computer engineering)
College of Liberal Arts
Tierra Jones ’03 (criminal justice)
College of Science’s Samuel Abraham Goudsmit Medal Recipient
Rick Michael Gardner ’68 M.A (Psychology), ’69 Ph.D. (Psychology)
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering's John William Mackay Medal Recipient
Mark Scott Svoboda ’88 M.S (Geology)
Orvis School of Nursing
Christina Alsop ’08 (Nursing), ’12 MSN, ’18 DNP
Reynolds School of Journalism
Warren Lerude ’61 (Journalism)
School of Public Health
Jessey Bargmann-Losche ’02 (Health Ecology), ’05 MPH
School of Social Work
Wendy Charlebois ’97 M.S. (Social Work)
The College of Business
Thomas Kerestesi ’72 (Accounting)
Honors College
Chul Yim ’04 (computer science)
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Dr. John Rhodes ’84 (Premed), ‘88 M.D
ASUN Howl Fest
7:30 - 9:30pm | Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Lawn
A family friendly event that will highlight the University's athletics, student talent, clubs and organizations. Come enjoy carnival games, live entertainment and more. Fireworks to end the event, weather permitting.
Sponsored by the Nevada Alumni Association and Nevada Athletics
Friday
PACK MidTown!
5:30–7p.m. | Whispering Vine and Chuy’s Patio in MidTown
Join us for a Homecoming celebration as we PACK MidTown! Wear your favorite Nevada gear, and head down to MidTown to rally the Pack before they take on Hawaii at Mackay Stadium. Enjoy a night exploring Midtown’s unique bars and restaurants surrounded by fellow Wolf Pack Fans. You won’t want to miss this inaugural event with appearances from Wolfie, the Wolf Pack marching band, and more!
Alumni chapters including the API, Denver, Fallon, Football Alumni, Latino, Orvis School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Southern California Alumni, UNR Med, Veteran’s and Young Alumni as well as a 2000s decade and ASUN gathering are taking place throughout the MidTown District. Additional events are being added weekly so for details and locations visit our website.
Sponsored by Sierra Pacific Federal Credit Union and Whispering Vine
Saturday
Nevada Alumni Association Football Pregame Party
5:30 p.m | We Are Nevada Fan Zone north of Mackay Stadium
Lifetime Members: Free | Annual Members: $5 | Non-Members $20
No RSVPs required.
Sponsored by Battle Born Beer, GEICO and Sierra Pacific Federal Credit Union
Nevada vs. Hawaii Homecoming Football Game
7:30 p.m. at Mackay Stadium
Don’t forget to get your tickets to the big game by visiting www.NevadaWolfPack.com/promoand use the code HOMECOMING21. For information, call the ticket office at 775-348-PACK or email WolfPackTicketInfo@unr.edu.

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