Welcome to the information hub for the
49th Annual Sierra Nevada College Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 10 am
It’s spring in the mountains. Temperatures will be in the 40s. DRESS WARM!
An indoor livestream feed will be available in Patterson Hall.
Photo credits: Nina Miller | ninaphototahoe.com | 530.412.0819
For information about attendees, graduation requirements, and graduation regalia and accessories see Commencement FAQ.
Grad Announcements & Regalia
Order your graduation announcements and class rings through the Jostens website at www.jostens.com
Regalia will be available in the Campus Store after February 1.
The 1969 Blue Legacy Cords
Graduates – Celebrate your achievements at SNC Tahoe, show your appreciation for the experiences and opportunities you’ve had, and set the example for future classes by wearing your Blue 1969 Legacy Cord at Commencement.
Commencement Speaker: Li Han Chan
From Stanford to SNC, from arms-dealer to environmentalist, from Singapore to Silicon Valley, from strategy consultant to entrepreneur & CEO, Li Han’s career has been anything but a straight shot.
Li Han Chan is the founder and chairman of DynaOptics, the first company in the world to develop, manufacture and sell groundbreaking optical lenses. This free-form camera lens technology produces wide-angle images with much lower distortion than conventional optics. Prior to DynaOptics, Li Han ran a clean energy technology incubator in Nevada, mentoring researchers and entrepreneurs to commercialize early-stage technologies. She has also held roles at the London consulting firm Marakon Associates, and at Singapore Technologies Engineering, Singapore’s largest defense and engineering company. Most dear to her heart, she presided as the mayor of Tubetown at Northstar.
In her student days, Li Han was a nationally-ranked competitive tennis player. She has now graduated to a deep love for being-one-with-nature activities: rock climbing, snow-boarding, tele-skiing, hiking with the family dog and practicing mindfulness.
Valedictorian: Eva Jazbec
“Attending Sierra Nevada College has shaped me, personally and professionally, in ways I didn’t even dare to imagine. I was recruited to SNC from Slovenia, where I grew up, to race for the alpine ski team. In my four years here, the SNC women’s alpine ski team won the USCSA nationals overall title twice and ranked 2nd twice. Majoring in biology was a natural choice because of my interests. I also decided to add an environmental science major, because of the environmental situation we are facing as a society.
SNC offered me incredible learning opportunities and opened countless doors. I spent 7 semesters tutoring math and science. I contributed to the Lake Tahoe water quality monitoring dataset at the UC Davis TERC lab. I’ve been conducting clinical research on patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the Incline non-profit Simmaron Research. But it’s also been so much more. I’ve gained a family away from home. I joined a community that always has your back, and pushes you past your comfort zone at the same time.”
Commencement Week Events
SNC Choir Annual Broadway Concert
FREE to SNC Students and their families
TICKETS: $10 Adults | $5 Children
Faculty, staff, and student awards presented for outstanding performance.
Presentation of the Lane Murray Distinguished Alumni Award.
Graduates may invite guests.
This rehearsal will help ensure the big day is a success - mandatory for undergrads; optional for graduate students.
Annual Graduation Picnic
Come enjoy a picnic lunch on our beautiful Incline campus.
Open to graduating students, family members, alumni, faculty, and staff.
NOTE: Graduates report to TCES 139/141 at 9am | Faculty to report to Prim Library at 9am.
Please attend this important milestone event early to prepare for your final goodbye!