Graduate College Medallion Program

Graduate College Medallion Program

The Graduate College Medallion Program will honor exceptionally involved and high-achieving students. All graduate and professional students qualify for the program and may participate. For those who choose to be a part of the Medallion Program, they will need to accumulate at least 100 points using the point system below. Those who do so will be awarded a Graduate College Medallion the semester they graduate. We encourage the medallions to be worn at commencement as part of your graduation regalia!

To receive a Graduate College Medallion, graduate and professional students must earn at least 100 points from the point system below before their graduation. When a student has completed at least 100 points, he/she will submit a Medallion Completion form. The form must be signed by their graduate faculty advisor and department chair/coordinator. Students will then submit the form to the Graduate College for review and verification. Students should only submit a form the semester they are graduating. In addition, students must have a minimum 3.75 GPA in their final semester.

Graduate College Medallion Recipient names will be included in the Commencement Booklet and will also be included on the Graduate College Medallion Program: Past Recipients list.

Only points earned within the last six years of concurrent enrollment as a graduate student at UNLV will count towards the program.

Students must submit the Completion form to by:

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, if graduating in Fall 2022
  • Friday, March 17, 2023, if graduating in Spring 2023
  • Friday, July 14, 2023, if graduating in Summer 2023
  • Friday, September 29, 2023, if graduating in Fall 2023
  • Friday, March 15, 2024, if graduating in Spring 2024
  • Friday, July 12, 2024, if graduating in Summer 2024
  • Friday, September 27, 2024, if graduating in Fall 2024

100 points are required to complete the Graduate College Medallion Program. Only points earned within the last six years of concurrent enrollment as a graduate student at UNLV will count towards the program. Students can earn respective points by completing the following:

This program celebrates graduate and professional students commitments to being both involved and engaged with the wider campus community. Through participation in Graduate College sponsored programs, events, and professional development opportunities, students become strong, collaborative leaders at the university and beyond.

The Graduate College Distinguished Service Medallion represents a prestigious award conferred by the UNLV Graduate College to alumni and/or community members. The Graduate College Dean selects individuals to be the recipient of this award. It is bestowed upon individuals who have performed “above and beyond the call of duty” in service to the Graduate College.

2018 Recipients
  • Kyle Kaalberg, Special Projects Director, UNLV Office of the President
  • Sue DiBella, Interim Executive Director, UNLV Office of Community Engagement
2019 Recipients
  • Linda Jarosz
2020 Recipients
  • Carolyn Reedom, M.Ed. ‘74, Ph.D. ’85, Founding Chair of the Graduate College Dean's Leadership Council
  • Janis Riceberg, M.Ed. ’89, Founding Vice Chair of the Graduate College Dean's Leadership Council
2024 Recipients
  • Luiz Marzullo, M.S. ’05, Graduate College Dean's Leadership Council, Vice-President of International Cultural Exchange Services
  • James Navalta, M.S. ’98, Graduate College Executive Committee and Graduate Council Member, Associate Professor & M.S. Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences