UNR Provost: Spring grads hit record numbers

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UNR Provost: Spring grads hit record numbers

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University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman

Broadcast May 9, 2014 -- University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman profiles the university’s upcoming graduation for spring 2014. Commencement exercises take place on campus May 16 and 17, when more than 2,000 undergraduate and advanced degrees are expected to be awarded -- bringing the total for the 2014 academic year to more than 3,600. Interviewed by David Stipech.

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2014 Graduation by the numbers (totals may decrease for the actual commencement).

Projected: Spring 2014:
1,740 Bachelor’s degree candidates
460 Advanced degrees
TOTAL: 2,200

December 2013:
1,075 Bachelor’s degree candidates
386 Advanced degrees
TOTAL: 1,461

Academic Year Total: 3,661
22 percent increase in graduates since 2007 due to increased enrollment rates and improved graduation rates.

Anecdotes
Most popular majors: Biology, Psychology, Community Health, Sciences, Criminal Justice, Management
Most popular minors: Mathematics, Addiction Treatment, Services, Psychology
Average age: Undergraduate: 25 and Graduate:35
Athletics: 18 graduates earned Academic All-Conference honors; one graduate is an academic all-district selection and second-team academic All-America (Brooks Klein for baseball)
Student profiles
The oldest graduate is 87-years-old. Patricia Routhier will be graduating with an undergraduate degree in Political Science. She is the oldest student to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree since 1991 (which is as far as our records go back).
Joe Crouse will graduate with a doctorate in economics. The 20-year-old has already received a master's of arts degree in human sciences at Hood College in the Washington, D.C. area and an MBA in strategic management at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. Originally from Maryland, Crouse was drawn to the University after a visit to campus because the faculty spent time talking to him about their research and immediately offered to integrate him into their projects, which was unique to other universities. As a graduate teaching assistant, Crouse has taught four courses at the University including marketing research, econometrics, intermediate microeconomics and principles of microeconomics.