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University of Nevada at Reno

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded in Elko in 1874, relocated to Reno in 1887.

Location:
Reno, NV

Founding Date:
1874

Team:
Wolf Pack

Mascot:
Alphie

Enrollment:
16,000

Official Website:
http://www.unr.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mark Amodei
Politician
12-Jun-1958   Congressman, Nevada 2nd
Chris Ault
Football
8-Nov-1946   Head Coach, Nevada Wolf Pack
Alan H. Bible
Politician
20-Nov-1909 12-Sep-1988 US Senator from Nevada, 1954-74
Ernest S. Brown
Attorney
25-Sep-1903 23-Jul-1965 US Senator from Nevada, 1954
Melvin T. Brunetti
Judge
10-Nov-1933 30-Oct-2009 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-99
Richard Bryan
Politician
16-Jul-1937   Governor of Nevada, 1983-89
Lou Cannon
Journalist
3-Jun-1933   Reagan biographer
Susan Desmond-Hellmann
Doctor
1958   Chancellor of UCSF
John Etchemendy
Educator
1952   Provost of Stanford University
Frank Fahrenkopf
Business
28-Aug-1939   CEO, American Gaming Association
Jim Gibbons
Politician
16-Dec-1944   Governor of Nevada, 2007-11
Colin Kaepernick
Football
3-Nov-1987   San Francisco 49ers QB
George W. Malone
Politician
7-Aug-1890 19-May-1961 US Senator from Nevada, 1947-59
Marion Motley
Football
5-Jun-1920 27-Jun-1999 Fullback, NFL Hall of Famer
Charles H. Russell
Politician
27-Dec-1903 13-Sep-1989 Governor of Nevada, 1951-59
Brian Sandoval
Politician
5-Aug-1963   Governor of Nevada
Grant Sawyer
Politician
14-Dec-1918 19-Feb-1996 Governor of Nevada, 1959-67
James E. West
Politician
28-Mar-1951 22-Jul-2006 Former Mayor of Spokane
Hank Worden
Actor
23-Jul-1901 6-Dec-1992 The Searchers

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel Goudsmit
Physicist
11-Jul-1902 4-Dec-1978 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Joe Heck
Politician
30-Oct-1961   Congressman, Nevada 3rd
James G. Scrugham
Politician
19-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1945 Governor of Nevada, 1923-27
James V. Taranik
Geologist
23-Apr-1940 21-Jun-2011 Desert Research Institute

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John M. Lilley
Educator
24-Mar-1939   President, Baylor University
James G. Scrugham
Politician
19-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1945 Governor of Nevada, 1923-27
James V. Taranik
Geologist
23-Apr-1940 21-Jun-2011 Desert Research Institute

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chris Ault
Football
8-Nov-1946   Head Coach, Nevada Wolf Pack


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