The 2021 Board of Regents’ Scholar Awards Announced

LAS VEGAS – The “Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship” winners for 2021 were announced by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, honoring nine students for their academic achievements, leadership ability, and service contributions throughout the state.

Formerly known as the Regents’ Scholar Award, the award was renamed for Regent Sam Lieberman who passed away in 2020, in commemoration of his service and dedication to public higher education in Nevada.

Each recipient will receive a $5,000 stipend funded by the Nevada System of Higher Education administration.

“These nine students represent some of our best and brightest students in Nevada public higher education and I’m proud of their accomplishments,” Regents Chair Mark Doubrava said.

The honorees include:

  • Adrian Edward Bell, College of Southern Nevada
  • Kendall Martin, Great Basin College
  • Tanya Smith, Nevada State College
  • Imelda Gonzalez Ojeda, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Cindy Kha, Graduate Student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Michael Schwob, Undergraduate Student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Jena Casas, Graduate Student, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jayde Powell, Undergraduate Student, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Gabrielle Clark, Western Nevada College

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The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.

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