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2018 Distinguished Classified Employee of the Year Runner-Up— Bret Pecoraro

The Staff Employees’ Council Classified Employee Recognition Committee announced that Bret Pecoraro has been selected as the 2018 Distinguished Classified Employee of the Year runner-up for his exceptional contributions to the University of Nevada, Reno and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. This is a University-wide award recognizing outstanding classified staff “who exemplify the University’s standards for excellence and innovation.”  It recognizes employees “with equal consideration of all eligible staff, regardless of the locus or level of responsibility within the College.” Bret was nominated by his supervisor, Dr. Bill Hammond and NBMG Acting Director, Dr. John Muntean.

Congratulations to Bret for this well-deserved and great honor!

Bret will be recognized at the “Silver and Blue Salute” on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 1–3 PM in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom.


NBMG Cart/GIS Group Welcomes Sydney Wilson

NBMG welcomes a new cartographer to its Cartographic/GIS group. The Cartography and GIS lab is a specialty group within NBMG.  They are a campus and community resource that specializes in producing geologic maps and other publications, as well as data management. They primarily work on NBMG projects, but are available for projects from other departments at UNR, other universities and state agencies, and industry.

Sydney Wilson is a newly hired Cartographic/Graphics Technician I and joined NBMG on September 1, 2017. Sydney received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Soil and Water Science from the University of Arkansas in December of 2014.  After graduation, she began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–New England District as a GIS intern. Her work supported a flood control project called the Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area.  In the summer of 2016, she completed a wildlife monitoring internship at Cape Cod National Seashore. She returned home to Texas in the fall of 2016 to further her education, and recently received a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Denver (online) in June of 2017. Sydney enjoys biking, hiking, and cooking in her spare time.

Classified Employee of the Month, January 2017—Alex Nesbitt

A message from Jim Faulds:
Congratulations to Alex Nesbitt for receiving the UNR Classified Employee of the Month award for January 2017!

Alex works very hard at his position, and this award is very well deserved. Faculty, staff, and students at NBMG are grateful for Alex’s expert help and good humor.