With graduation in sight, two students share their experiences with university's president

May 1, 2015

Spring 2015 graduates Ruchi Gakhar (left) and Jake Pereira visit with University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (5-1-15).
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There's excitement in the air on campus as spring graduation nears. The quad on is roped off so the grass can be ready to host the ceremonies. And students are focused and busy as the Spring 2015 Commencement Exercises are fast approaching, May 15-16.

In the spirit of graduation, University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson invited two of the graduates to the KUNR studios for an interview on Beyond the Headlines.

Ruchi Gakhar is already an accomplished researcher who received her bachelors and masters degrees in India and will receive her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Nevada.

Jake Pereira has served as the ASUN student body president and will receive his bachelors in business administration, focusing on economics. (Air date: 5-1-15).

Interacting with students is the "joy of my day," says University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson. He visited in the KUNR studios with spring 2015 grads Rushi Gakhar and Jake Pereira for Beyond the Headlines.
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More about the University of Nevada Spring 2015 Graduation

Spring 2015 Information

The Spring Commencement Exercises for 2015 will take place in three different ceremonies held May 15-16. Each ceremony will focus on particular colleges, granting both undergraduate and graduate degrees for each of those colleges.

Each ceremony will feature a different speaker giving the commencement address.

8 a.m. Friday, May 15 at the University Quadrangle
(Line-up starts at 7:45 a.m.)
-- College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
--College of Business
--Division of Health Sciences

4:55 p.m., Friday, May 15 at the University Quadrangle
(Line-up starts at 4:30 p.m.)
--College of Engineering
--College of Science

8 a.m., Saturday, May 16 at the University Quadrangle
(Line-up starts at 7:45 a.m.)
--College of Education
--College of Liberal Arts
--Reynolds School of Journalism