Nevada Centennial Medallion Winners


The Las Vegas Rotary Club presented UNLV with 101 original medallions to recognize the state’s centennial celebration in 1964.The final medallion will be awarded in 2064 on Nevada’s two hundredth anniversary of statehood. Students are selected based on their Grade Point Average (GPA) and other criteria including, but not limited to, community involvement.


Michelle Javier Quizon – 2018 Winner

Michelle Quizon graduates summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Her accolades include concurrently taking pre-med and engineering coursework and four fully-funded research experiences, including an Amgen Scholar internship at Stanford, an NSF PIRE fellowship in South Korea, an Honors Thesis, and numerous presentations spanning the international, national, state, and university levels. UNLV Innovation magazine called Michelle a protégé.

Outside of class, Michelle has served as a nationally recognized social justice advocate, Resident Assistant, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation volunteer, Student Rec Building Manager, Honors College Mentor, Alpha Gamma Delta Alumni Relations, and Alpha Psi Rho Sweetheart. Off campus, she is an International Powerlifting Champion and Crossfitter.

On direct route to a Ph.D., Michelle has earned more than $825,000-worth of scholarships to top Bioengineering graduate programs. She has selected the Georgia Institute of Technology, nationally ranked #2. Michelle was named a President’s Fellow, an honor presented to only the top 10% of applicants, across all of Georgia Tech’s graduate programs.

Michelle intends to cure diseases with regenerative medicine, using biomaterials and drug therapeutics.

The Las Vegas Rotary Foundation, Inc. (“LVRF”) is registered with the Nevada Secretary of State and qualified by the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 88-0403571). Established in 1998, LVRF supports the Las Vegas Rotary Club. Las Vegas Rotary’s mission is “teaching youth to succeed through literacy, education & life skills development.” Your charitable contribution to LVRF is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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