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Rebels R.I.S.E.

Reflection. Involvement. Scholarship. Engagement.

Each fall semester, the UNLV Academic Advising community hosts the Rebels R.I.S.E. Event. Last year the event took place on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 from 2:00-5:00pm. Check back here for the upcoming Fall 2016 event date!

Rebels R.I.S.E. encourages UNLV students to rise above obstacles and uncertainty and reflect personally, increase their involvement on campus, seek scholarly activities and expand their engagement within the community.

One main focus of Rebels R.I.S.E. is to promote meaningful learning experiences for students during their sophomore year.

Here is a recap of last year's Rebels R.I.S.E. main event:

Rebels R.I.S.E. Scholarship

Rebels R.I.S.E. will be awarding multiple scholarships, giving students an opportunity to STUDY ABROAD! For more information about the scholarship, download the application.

*Applicants must be full-time students with a 2.75+ GPA. Applicants are required to attend the Rebels R.I.S.E. event.

Rebels R.I.S.E. 2015- Main Event

The Rebels R.I.S.E. main event will take place on Tuesday October 13 in the Student Union Ballroom. The event will take place from 2:30 p.m.–5 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.). The event will include the following:

  • Free Food Provided by Canes!
  • Awesome giveaways!
  • UNLV Career Panel
    Various individuals will answer career related questions submitted by UNLV students.
  • Sophomore Pinning Ceremony
    Sophomores will be recognized for making it to their second year, and they will be encouraged to continue persisting at UNLV.
  • Resource Fair
    Various offices will have tables at the Resource Fair to answer questions students may have, and encourage students to get involved.
  • Nevada Student Supply Drive
    In an effort to promote civic engagement, students are encouraged to participate in a supply drive to support the Nevada Homeless community. Supplies such as: towels, socks, & hygiene items (deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo etc.) will be collected upon entry to the event. For every item students bring they will be awarded one raffle ticket for prizes given out during the Rebels R.I.S.E. event.

Events are hosted by UNLV Academic Advising in partnership with The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Can’t wait to see you there as we all “ Rise as UNLV Rebels”! Don’t forget to RSVP from the link at the top of this page!

Rebels R.I.S.E. Workshops

The day after the Rebels R.I.S.E event there will be two workshops that place on Wednesday, October 14th. These will be open to ALL students.

Location: SU Ballroom C

R.I.S.E to the challenge:

Involvement Workshop 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Academic Success 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.


To attend one or both of the workshops please RSVP here:

Rebel R.I.S.E. Scholarship Winners 2015

Student Name Class Standing Major Study Abroad Destination
Alyssa Panning Senior Biochemistry San Ramon, Costa Rica
Beatrice Debelen Sophomore Pre- Nursing Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chanel Cassanello Senior Journalism Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jennifer Alba Sophomore Art Osaka, Japan
Joe Distefano Sophomore Business Chengug, China
Kaylee Thompson Senior Biology San Ramon, Costa Rica
Mario Verduzco Sophomore Electrical Engineering San Ramon, Costa Rica
Migeul Ebro Junior Entertainment Engineering London, England
Sara Caplan Junior Spanish for the professions Alicante, Spain
Shirley Rivera Senior Elementary Education Galway, Ireland
Simon Leung Junior Special Education Nagasaki, Japan
Yajaria Dominguez Sophomore Biochemistry San Ramon, Costa Rica

Rebel R.I.S.E. Scholarship Winners 2014

Student Name Class Standing Major Study Abroad Destination
Mary Berney Senior Political Science Madrid, Spain
Francis Buatti Junior Hosp. Management Pau, France
Hunter Hopewell Sophomore Film Alicante, Spain
Briella Lee Junior Education Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mary Cross Junior Psychology Oslo, Norway
Clinton Luu Junior Hotel Management London, England
Devon Moore Junior Business Torino, Italy
Cherae Muiju Freshman Hosp. Management San Sebastian, Spain
Robert Nagele Senior Biology San Ramon, Costa Rica
Trina Penuliar Sophomore Fine Arts Viterbo, Italy
Shaleese Wright Junior Fine Arts Lyon, France

Rebels R.I.S.E. Scholarship Sponsors

Sponsor Jump Course Sponsor US Bank