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50th commencement on Sunday sets milestone for UNLV

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Updated: 5/18/2013 3:43 pm

UNLV is celebrating its 50th commencement Sunday, a milestone that represents incredible growth for the university.

Ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. More than 2,500 graduates from all over the world will receive diplomas.

UNLV began as an extension campus of UNR in 1951 with 12 full-time students and 16 part-time students who met in the dressing rooms of Las Vegas High School's auditorium.

The branch campus was officially named Nevada Southern University in 1965, after graduating its first class the previous year with just 29 students.

Since then, UNLV has grown to become Nevada's largest public university and has produced more than 109,000 graduates, some of whom have gone on to local and national fame.



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