President's Medal

The purpose of the DRI President's Medal is to recognize those who have exhibited significant dedication to furthring the Institute's mission and goals through their time, support, or expertise.

The DRI President's Medal was instituted because, unlike the other University and Community College System of Nevada components, DRI cannot confer honorary degrees. Similarly, the Medal can honor those people who are not eligible to receive the Regents' Distinguished Nevadan Award, i.e., public officials, DRI faculty and staff, and individuals who may reside outside the State of Nevada such as sponsors, who support DRI's national and international mission.

Recipients
2012
  • Mary and Tom Gallagher
2010
  • Mark Alden
2008
  • Nate Cooper
  • Nazir and Mary Ansari
  • Kenneth G. Ladd
2006
  • Tom Schoeman
  • Senator William J. Raggio
  • KOLO-TV Channel 8
2005
  • Nevada Power Co.
  • Jim Kropid
2004
  • Harvey Whittemore
  • David Loeb
  • Fred Gibson
2003
  • Joe Dini, Jr.
  • Rudolf Gunnerman
  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Troy E. Wade II
2002
  • Dr. Art Anderson
  • R. Richard Costello
2001
  • Sue Wagner
  • Paul Fisher
2000
  • Fred Davis
  • Lou Emmert
1999
  • Jerry Cail
1997
  • Sandy Miller
  • Betty Stout
  • Angela Dandini