Misti K. Kooyman, a recent graduate of UNLV's Department of Political Science, will be awarded the 2003/2004 Nevada Centennial Medallion during a luncheon sponsored by the Rotary Club of Las Vegas. The event will be held at noon on Jan. 13 at Lawry's Prime Rib, located at 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway in Las Vegas.
The Centennial Medallion is one of 101 original medallions presented to UNLV by the Rotary Club of Las Vegas in 1964 to recognize the state's centennial celebration. The final medallion will be awarded in 2064 on Nevada's two hundredth anniversary of statehood.
Kooyman, a 2001 Cimarron-Memorial graduate, earned a 4.0 grade point average during her academic career at UNLV. Raymond Alden, executive vice president and provost at UNLV, will present Kooyman with the medallion.