Luke Tanaka received the University of Nevada, Reno’s Fall 2015 Herz Gold Medal for earning the highest grade-point average. The medal will be presented at the University’s Winter Commencement ceremony.
On Saturday, December 5th, Tanaka, a native Nevadan and Clark High School graduate, will graduate from UNR with a bachelor’s of science in accounting and a minor in computer engineering.
“The University has a lot of opportunities and I think students do not realize that when they come in as a freshman,” Tanaka said. “I encourage students to seek out the many opportunities available on campus and pursue the things that they have passion for.”
Upon graduating, Tanaka plans to take his Certified Public Accountant examination, then bike from Vancouver, British Columbia, to San Diego, Calif. before starting his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Las Vegas area next August.
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