Board Names Regent Awards Honorees
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2005


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Board Names Regent Awards Honorees

LAS VEGAS – The Board of Regents today approved honorees for the 2005 Regent Awards. Award recipients will be recognized at the various UCCSN institutions during commencement and honors events in April and May.

Regents' Researcher Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents' Researcher Award in 1992. This award is bestowed upon faculty members with a substantial record of accomplishments, including a significant amount of research and scholarly work with recognition, clear evidence of the national and/or international stature of the research, and in the case of grants and contracts, must have been competitive on a national or international level. The honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2005 honoree is Dr. John Watson, Desert Research Institute.

Regents' Creative Activity Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents' Award for Creative Activity in 1993. This award recognizes significant accomplishments which bring recognition, as well as national and international stature, to the University and Community College System of Nevada. The honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2005 honoree is Professor Douglas Unger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Regents' Teaching Award
In 1996, the Board of Regents approved the establishment of the annual Regents' Teaching Award. This award honors outstanding instructional contributions to the University and Community College System of Nevada. Two awards are granted yearly, one from UNLV, UNR or DRI, and the other from CCSN, GBC, TMCC or WNCC. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2005 honorees are Dr. Doris D. Dwyer, Western Nevada Community College; Dr. Scott E. Casper, University of Nevada, Reno.

Academic Advisors Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents' Academic Advising Award in 1998. This award honors outstanding academic student advising on each campus. Each university honoree receives a $5,000 stipend while state college and community college honorees receive a $2,500 stipend. The 2005 honorees are:

· Mr. Carmen Annillo, Community College of Southern Nevada
· Ms. Lisa Costa Campbell, Great Basin College
· Ms. Paige Parker Hurley, Truckee Meadows Community College
· Ms. Dianne Hilliard, Western Nevada Community College
· Mr. Lyle Smith, Nevada State College
· Dr. Scott Tyler, University of Nevada Reno (Graduate)
· Dr. Christie Howard, University of Nevada, Reno (Undergraduate)
· Dr. Eileen Hickey-Weber, University of Nevada, Reno (Undergraduate)
· Dr. Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Graduate)
· Dr. Larry Ashley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Undergraduate)


Regents' Scholars Award
The Regents' Scholar Award is bestowed upon one student from each UCCSN institution for their academic achievements, leadership ability and service contributions. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend. The 2005 honorees are:
· Mr. Edward Needham, Community College of Southern Nevada
· Ms. Robbi L. Phillips, Great Basin College
· Ms. Janell Mihelic, Nevada State College
· Mr. Karl Agcaoili, Truckee Meadows Community College
· Ms. Tondra De, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Undergraduate)
· Ms. AmiJo Comeford, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Graduate)
· Ms. Carly Sweder, University of Nevada, Reno (Undergraduate)
· Mr. Jeff Chen, University of Nevada, Reno (Graduate)
· Ms. Barbara Day, Western Nevada Community College


The Nevada Board of Regents is the elected, 13-member governing body for the University and Community College System of Nevada. Comprising two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, the UCCSN serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. As Nevada’s only system of higher education, the UCCSN provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students.