Students to participate in rigorous academic, professional and social activities
RENO, Nev.–The University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce that 62 students from Reno and Sparks high schools were accepted into its Honors Program to start with the 2008 academic year. Only 132 students were accepted in total.
The new Honors Program students are Erika Allred, Samantha Ashmore, Agnes Asmar, Brandon Gallian, Matt Klippenstein, Jacob McCarthy and Katrina Wraight from Bishop Manogue Catholic High School; Jeremy Ho, Diane Mar and Sathya Ram from Earl Wooster High School; Aaron Benedetti, Russell Carr, Adrienne Hill, Audrey Hill, Drury McPherson, Gwen McPherson, Justin Yang and Eric Yen from Edward C. Reed High School; Kelsey Artman, Bradley Bosse, Kristal DeRuise, Derek Jordan, Anna Koster, Ari Krause, Kevin Langley, John Metzger, Paul Sanford and Rebecca Whister from Galena High School; Showera Haque, Laurel Hardiman, Catherine Stokes and Oscar Zambrano of North Valleys High School; Tara Marie Cole, Kelly Edmiston, Daniel Ferrari, Alyssa Hawthorne, Leanne Howard, Rogina Mojumder, Melissa Slocumb, Sarah Stanko, John Williams and Trenton Winkel from Reno High School; Musheng Alishahi, Cristianna Coleman, Alexandria Hill, Emily Huang, Jade Keehn, Philip Lynam, Melody Mericle, Krysta Pascual, Alexander Rose, Devin Sizemore, Conan Song, Samual Thompson and Charles Woodman of Robert McQueen High School; Gregory Coger, Lauren Eckroth, Alexander Fiannaca, Noah McCorkle, Michael Pansky and Andrew Park from Spanish Springs High School; and Frank Greenhalgh from Truckee Meadows Community College High School.
“We have about 500 students enrolled in the program,” said Tamara Valentine, Honors Program director.
According to Valentine, the program is one of about 1,000 across the country, and “it is designed to allow students to explore and push the limits of their learning.”
Honors sections are offered for many classes and honors students are introduced to undergraduate research, for which research awards are available. The program also offers an Honors Residential Scholars Program.
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Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of nearly 17,000 students. The University is home to one the country’s largest study-abroad programs and the state’s medical school, and offers outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.