List of University of Nevada, Reno people
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Over the years, the University of Nevada, Reno has had an assortment of people gain regional, national, and international prominence in various fields of study.
- R. Jacob Baker, Is an inventor, author, and professor.
- Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, EMT-P; clinical professor, School of Medicine Emergency Department; emergency physician, University Medical Center
- T. Brian Callister, MD – Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; physician and nationally prominent health care quality and policy expert
- James E. Church, best known for having developed the Mount Rose snow sampler (1906), the first instrument for measuring snow water content.
- George Fernandez, Ph.D. – Professor of Applied Statistics, director of UNR Center for Research Design and Analysis, and the Author of Data Mining using SAS applications – CRC press
- Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. – Foundation Professor, Clinical Psychology & developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Also known for his work on Relational Frame Theory.
- Anne Henrietta Martin, established the university's department of history; first American woman to run for the United States Senate
- James Richardson, Ph.D. – Sociologist, critics of "cultic brainwashing" theories
- James G. Scrugham – professor of mechanical engineering from 1903 to 1914 and dean from 1914 to 1917; he served as Governor of Nevada, and as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state.
- C. Richard Tracy – professor of biology, and director of the Biological Resources Research Center; honored as best graduate advisor (Vada Trimble Outstanding Mentor (1999), UNR Graduate Advisor of the Year (2008), Nevada System of Higher Education Most Outstanding Graduate Advisor (2008).
- Glenn Wilson, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Psychology 1994–2002, taught and established the field of psychology for performing artists, producing the standard text on the topic.
- Esmail Zanjani, In 2007, led scientists at the School of Medicine and created a sheep that has 15% human cells and 85% animal cells, the world's first "human-sheep chimera", which has the body of a sheep but half-human organs.
- Wolfram Samlowski – clinical professor of medicine, member of the Research Developmental Therapeutics and Genitourinary Committees for the US Oncology Network.
Pulitzer Prize Winners
- Ron Einstoss, 1955 – Awarded in 1966 for coverage of the Watts Riot
- Susan Forrest, 1982 – Awarded for general news reporting in 1988
- Kristen Go, 1998 – Awarded in 1998 for her coverage of the Columbine High School shootings
- Warren Lerude, 1961 – Awarded in 1977
- Edward Montgomery, 1934 – Awarded for distinguished local reporting in 1952
- Howard Sheerin, 1931 – Awarded for public service in 1956
Arts and media
- Myram Borders – UPI bureau chief and reporter, Las Vegas News Bureau chief
- Walter Van Tilburg Clark ? – Author of The Ox-bow Incident
- Gabriel Damon – Actor in films such as RoboCop 2 and Newsies
- Frederic Joseph DeLongchamps, 1904 – Nevada State Architect 1919–1926
- Charley Douglass, 1933 – Sound engineer, created the first TV laugh track
- Grant Harvey ? – Actor on Secret Life of the American Teenager
- William D. Lutz, Ph.D. 1971 – author of The World of Doublespeak
- Geoff Schumacher, 1981 – Journalist and author of two books, including Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue
- Cathy Scott – Adjunct journalism instructor from 2000–2005, journalist and true-crime author, including The Killing of Tupac Shakur
- Claire Vaye Watkins – Born 1984, author of Battleborn
- Dolora Zajick – world-renowned opera mezzo-soprano
Politics and public service
- Mark E. Amodei – current U.S. Representative from Nevada, Nevada State Assembly, 1996–1998, Nevada State Senate, 1998–2010
- Bernie Anderson – Current member of the Nevada State Assembly representing AD 31- Washoe County
- Thomas Atkinson, former Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Helen Delich Bentley – Former Congresswoman from Maryland
- Alan Bible, 1930? – U.S. Senator from Nevada (1954–1974) (Lambda Chi Alpha)
- Emmet D. Boyle, 1898 – Former governor of Nevada
- Ernest S. Brown, 1926 – U.S. Senator from Nevada*Richard Bryan, 1959 – Former governor of Nevada and US Senator (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Catherine Cortez Masto, 1986 – Current Attorney General for the State of Nevada
- Frankie Sue Del Papa, 1971 – First Female Nevada State Attorney General and First Female Secretary of State
- Gershwin A. Drain (born 1949), US federal judge
- Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., 1962 – Chairman of the Republican National Committee 1983–1989, and current American Gaming Association Chairman (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Jim Gibbons – 28th Governor of Nevada (Sigma Nu)
- Matt Griffin – current Deputy Secretary of State of the State of Nevada (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Procter Ralph Hug, Jr.: Judge, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Robert Jackson, 2008 – current Mayor of the City of Casa Grande, Arizona
- Steven R. Kosach – Current Washoe County District Court Judge. Former Member of the Championship 65' Baseball Team for University of Nevada, and earned two silver stars in Vietnam. (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Myron E. Leavitt, 1952 – Lieutenant Governor of Nevada; Justice, Nevada Supreme Court
- Sheila Leslie, 1979 – M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature; Current member of the Nevada State Assembly representing AD 27 (Washoe County)
- Pat McCarran, attended but not graduated – Democratic United States Senator from Nevada from 1933 until 1954, noted for his strong anti-Communist stance.
- William Raggio – Former Nevada State Senator (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Sig Rogich, 1967 – Political adviser to President Reagan and Bush, Former US Ambassador to Iceland. (Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
- Brian Sandoval, 1986 – Former U.S. District Court judge and current Governor of Nevada. (Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
- James David Santini – United States Representative from Nevada. (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Grant Sawyer – Former Governor of Nevada (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Ken Tedford – current Mayor of the City of Fallon, Nevada (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Harvey Whittemore, – American lawyer, business man, influential lobbyist. Often referred to as "one of Nevada's most powerful men"
- Chris Ault, 1969 – Head Coach of Wolf Pack football team (Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
- Bill Ireland, 1960–67 – "Father of UNLV Athletics", graduated from University of Nevada, Reno (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Luke Babbitt (class of 2012; left in 2010) – Basketball player, Portland Trail Blazers
- Mike Schellin: 1966-68- Boxer, University of Nevada Hall of Fame, One of the greatest collegiate boxers of all time, undefeated 32-0 at Nevada, 3-time California Collegiate Boxing Conference titles, two-time winner of the Julius LaRowe Memorial Trophy, runner-up at the 1968 Western Regional Olympic Trials (Alpha Tau Omega)
- Doug Betters, 1977 – Professional football player and Pro Bowler, Miami Dolphins
- Nate Burleson, 2003 – Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions
- Gina Carano (attended), professional mixed martial arts fighter
- Ryan Church, 2000 – Major League Baseball player, New York Mets
- Jorge Cordova – Professional football player
- Andy Dominique, 1996–1997 – former Major League Baseball player
- Forey Duckett – Professional football player
- Nick Fazekas, 2007 – Basketball player, Denver Nuggets
- Lucius Floyd, 1987 – Canadian Football League player, Grey Cup champion.
- Joseph Salvatore Gilbert – Boxer on reality tv show The Contender (Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
- Bob Hamm – NFL player
- Frank Hawkins, 1981 – NFL running back, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1981–87
- Stan Heath, 1949 – First NCAA quarterback to throw for more than 2000 yards in a season
- Terry Hermeling, Former American football offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins
- Jeff Horton, 1958 – NFL Asst. Coach St. Louis Rams
- Joe Inglett, 1997–2000 – Major League Baseball player, Toronto Blue Jays
- Trevor Insley, 1999 – NCAA Division I-A all-time receiving yards leader
- Edgar Jones, 1979 – Former professional basketball player, drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1979.
- Colin Kaepernick, 2010 – Starting Quarterback,lost in Super Bowl XLVII, only quarterback in the history of Division I FBS college football to have passed for over 10,000 yards and rushed for over 4,000 yards in a collegiate career, and the only Division 1 FBS QB to have passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards in a single season three times in a career (consecutively). San Francisco 49ers
- Kevin Kouzmanoff, 2003 – Major League Baseball player, Oakland Athletics
- Mills Lane, 1963 – NCAA boxing champion, boxing referee, lawyer, judge
- Liu Lumin, 1998–2000 – 1996 Olympic Swimming Silver Medalist (100m butterfly)
- Lisé Mackie, 1995–1998 – 1996 Olympic Swimming Bronze Medalist (800m freestyle relay team, Australia)
- Brock Marion, 1989–92 – Professional football player, Detroit Lions
- Vladimir Matyushenko, 1999 – Mixed martial artist currently fighting in the UFC.
- Corky Miller, 1997–1998 – Major League Baseball player, Chicago White Sox
- Marko Mitchell, 2009– Professional Football Player with Washington Redskins
- Marion Motley, 1940–42 – Professional Football Hall of Famer
- Charles Mann, 1980–82 – Former professional football player and Pro Bowler, Washington Redskins
- David Neill, 1999–2002 – set the NCAA freshman record for most touchdown passes in a season
- Lyle Overbay, 1996–1999 – Major League Baseball player, Toronto Blue Jays
- Shar Pourdanesh, 1989–1992 – Professional football player, NFL – 1996–2001 CFL – 1994, 1995
- Chad Qualls, 1999–2000 – Major League Baseball player, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Darrell Rasner, 2000–2002 – Major League Baseball player, New York Yankees
- Jeff Rowe, 2007, Professional football player, New England Patriots
- Ramon Sessions, 2007, Professional basketball players, Milwaukee Bucks, April 2008 NBA Rookie of the Month
- Chris Singleton, 1992–1993, former Major League Baseball player, current ESPN commentator
- Kirk Snyder, 2004–2011 Basketball player, Minnesota Timberwolves
- Kirk Triplett – Professional PGA Tour golfer
- Terry Walsh 2005 Professional Cleat Chaser
- Charles Wright – Professional wrestler (gimmicks included The Godfather, Kama, and Papa Shango)
- Tony Zendejas, 1983 – Professional Football Player
- John Etchemendy- philosopher and Stanford provost
- Jennifer Harman, ? – Professional poker player, first woman to win two bracelets in World Series of Poker open events
- Diane Kennedy, ? – American CPA, speaker, and financial writer.
- Charlton Laird (b. 1901 – d.1984) was an American linguist and writer who created the 1971 edition of the Webster's New World Thesaurus which became the standard edition still used today by Webster's.
- John W. Nunn, ? – CEO and owner of WWW (World Wild Wrestling) corporation.
- Ron Toomer, 1961 – Developed the first upside-down roller coaster, the Corkscrew.
- Washoe: First chimpanzee to successfully learn American Sign Language.
- NevadaNews – University of Nevada, Reno
- Press TV – Iranian scientist creates sheep with half-human organs
- "Gina Carano MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014.
- "Jorge Alberto Cordova". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 10, 2012.