Congratulations to the Class of 2024! The Nevada System of Higher Education Salutes you!


Message from Interim Chancellor Patricia Charlton to mark the beginning of commencement season

As we reach the end of another successful academic year, I am filled with immense pride and joy in witnessing the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and all those who have contributed to the success of our Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions.

From the bustling campuses of the University of Nevada, Reno, to the vibrant halls of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the diverse learning environments of our state university—Nevada State University—and community colleges—College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College—NSHE institutions stand as beacons of opportunity and knowledge. Each year, they proudly send forth a new generation of graduates, equipped with the skills, knowledge, and resilience to shape the future.

Here in Nevada, we have such a rich melting pot of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences that add to our strength as a state. Included in that are many first-generation college students and graduates who are blazing trails for themselves and their families, embodying the spirit of opportunity that defines Nevada. Their accomplishments not only transform their own lives but also inspire future generations and remind us the boundless possibilities that education can unlock.

As the Class of 2024 prepares to write the next chapter of our collective history, know that the Nevada System of Higher Education stands proudly behind you, cheering you on as you embark on this new and exciting journey. Each of our graduates is part of a legacy that spans generations, a legacy built on the dedication and hard work of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who have committed themselves to the pursuit of knowledge and the betterment of society.

To our graduates, I extend my heartfelt congratulations on reaching this significant milestone in your educational journey. Whether you are receiving a certificate, an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, or a doctoral degree remember, you are not just receiving a piece of paper. You are receiving a symbol of your hard work, determination, and commitment to lifelong learning. Carry it with pride, knowing that you are now part of a proud tradition of excellence within the Nevada System of Higher Education.

To the faculty, staff, family, friends, and supporters who have played a role in the success of our graduates, we extend our sincere gratitude. Your guidance, encouragement, and support have helped our students reach this momentous accomplishment, and your contributions are deeply appreciated.

Congratulations once again to the Class of 2024! Your potential is limitless, and we cannot wait to see the remarkable contributions you will make as proud graduates of the Nevada System of Higher Education.