Inspiring people to Challenge the Norm

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Continuing the Legacy

Nevada YAC

“We plan on going even bigger this year.” – Brita Muller

Our History: The Nevada Young Alumni Chapter was established in 1994 for alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years from the University of Nevada.

Each year, board members of the Young Alumni Chapter donate their time efforts to raise money through events like Beer Fest. A portion of the proceeds from these fundraisers go directly to scholarships, which recognize academic Achievements, University Involvement, Community Service, and much more. Since 2010, the Chapter has awarded nearly $30,000 in undergraduate scholarships to students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Why is it important?

Because this year, the Nevada Alumni Chapter is pulling out all the stops.  They’re challenging the norm and challenging other Nevada Alumni.  Chapter President, Brita Muller, hopes to be able to award even more scholarships than previous years.  With the current economic state, many students have found it increasingly hard to pay for school. So, the board is working harder than ever to recruit new members, get donations, and  host more fundraisers, all to give back to their school.

This year marks the largest board in Chapter history. We are also the most diverse.  Along side, VP of Membership, Andrew Maurins, we hope to recruit new chapter members who can continue the chapter legacy and continue giving back. The chapter has achieved such greatness over the years, because of the leaders who have come together to provide a means for some students to continue their journey of education.  For some, the scholarship they receive from the Nevada Young Alumni Chapter, is the financial support that allows students to stay in school.

What truly is inspiring about the chapter is the amount of dedication.  The board continues to raise the bar and challenge others to help give back to students at the University of Nevada.  All the time organizing events, seeking donations, and screening applications for next years’ recipients is donated by the amazing individuals who make up Nevada Young Alumni.

Want to help give back to the students at the University of Nevada, Reno?  Attend Beer Fest! Please see information on the event below.

beer_fest_2013Save the Date for Beer Fest 2013!

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 5 from 7-11pm and join us for the 20th annual Nevada Young Alumni Beer Fest! Entry includes a commemorative glass*, DJ entertainment by Chris Payne and an evening of beer tasting from our many vendors! You do not have to be a Nevada graduate to attend.

Since 1994, Beer Fest has allowed the Young Alumni Chapter to raise funds to grant scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Nevada.

When: April 5, 2013

Time: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Reno Ballroom

Prices: $25 during presale at or $35 at the door.

For more information, visit us at

*Commemorative glasses are available to the first 800 attendees.