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Young Alumni Step Up

Posted: May 13, 2013

Emily Harnett '09, James Arnold '06, and Michael Iglinski'04

James Arnold ’06, Emily Hartnett ’09, and Michael Iglinski ’04 are UNLV alumni with diverse careers and a common commitment. They are inaugural members of the UNLV Foundation’s Young Alumni President’s Associates program. The new initiative was launched to engage alumni who graduated within the past 10 years in leadership giving to the university. It offers the benefits of President’s Associates membership at giving levels accessible to young alumni.

In their own words, they tell us why they give — and why it matters:

James Arnold ’06, BA, University Studies
Investment Advisor, Investment Management Consultants, Las Vegas
Executive Board, United Way’s Young Philanthropist Society
UNLV Young Alumni President’s Associates Silver Donor

“I like making change happen. Most people think they have to be rich to make a difference as a donor, but most of us can give time or money. UNLV gave me opportunities, and I feel it’s important to give back to others what’s been given to me. UNLV is young, and young people can be part of the university’s continued transformation.”

Emily Hartnett ’09, BS, Physics
Applications Engineer, Polulu Robotics & Electronics, Las Vegas
Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council
UNLV Young Alumni President’s Associates Donor

“As a physics major, I learned how to solve problems. My professors were truly interested in educating students. Now that I’m a professional and involved in recruiting, I care about the pool of employees in Nevada. All businesspeople should be. I give to education so people can be successful, and if people are successful, businesses will be successful too.”

Michael Iglinski ’04, BA, Criminal Justice
Director of Business Development & Strategy, Stovall & Associates, Las Vegas; Partner, Red Brick Real Estate
Vegas Young Professionals Advisory Council
UNLV Young Alumni President’s Associates Bronze Donor

“I grew up going to private schools, and it was like growing up in a bubble. UNLV’s diversity helped me see things differently. It opened my perspective on how life could turn out. I give because it’s my responsibility. I want to create a more symbiotic relationship between the business community and UNLV. I can give a small donation and a little time — and see a good return on both.”

Young Alumni President’s Associates memberships start at $250. For information, contact Carrie Ahlborn.