Herz Gold Medalist Named at UNR for 2019

Kyle Murray. Image courtesy of UNR.
Kyle Murray. Image courtesy of UNR.

A College of Science student was named this spring’s Herz Gold Medal winner at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Kyle Murray, a math and chemistry student, led UNR students in having the highest grade point average. He’ll be walking during the commencement ceremony on May 18, 2019.

“My dream has always been to become a doctor, and so I have spent a lot of time as an undergraduate pursuing this goal,” Murray said. “As a freshman, I began volunteering at Renown Regional Medical Center. I was one of the first volunteers in the mobility movers program, which helps those who are suffering from debilitating illnesses walk around the hospital safely by managing patients’ medical equipment.

“We also provide emotional support. Talking to people from all over Reno and Sparks has been one of my most rewarding experiences as an undergraduate.”

The university’s Herz Gold Medal was started in 1910. It is named after brothers Richard, Carl, and Otto Herz. The Hart Foundation funds the award.


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