The Reynolds School recently hosted its annual Savitt Awards Banquet. The event took place on Tuesday, May 7.
This year the event honored 81 students who received more than $95,000 in scholarships and awards from 40 different donors.
In addition to awarding scholarships, a select group of Reynolds School students were inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha. KTA is the national honor society for journalism and mass communication. The Reynolds School chapter is among the oldest and well established in the nation, dating back to 1956.
The Savitt Awards Banquet is a signature event for the School. It provides faculty, staff and students with an opportunity to celebrate student success, show our gratitude to generous donors, and remember the School’s history and traditions.
This Savitt Banquet was made possible by an endowment established 30 years ago by Ella and Sol Savitt, and is supported with generous additional funding by the Reverend Jackie Leonard.
One of The Reynolds School traditions for this event is to honor the Savitts. Ella and her husband Sol owned a newspaper circulation company and became philanthropists. Their impact is felt all across the University and Northern Nevada.
Before her death in 2004, Ella would attend this event each year and give a brief speech about the value of education and the importance of a college degree. She urged everyone to keep on learning, whether in school or not, all through their lives.