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Do you believe in the power of higher education? Watch these profiles and become a believer. They'll say education gave them value. But it also makes them invaluable to our state.

UNLV Graduate Student, John Starkey John Starkey, '10 UNLV BA Marketing, current Academic Success Center coach and graduate student in higher education. For most young kids, Disney World is the place of dream…

UNLV Student, Alex Gill Alex came to UNLV to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor. While getting all those pre-reqs for medical school, he also gained a passion for volunteering through UNLV progra…

UNLV Alumnus, Rick Darnold Rick Darnold had a rocky start in college, thanks to too much skiing and too little studying. He soon had an epiphany that led him back to college, and now this UNLV grad is a…

UNLV Alumni, Tony and Elaine Sanchez Both Tony and Elaine Sanchez tout the invaluable resource that UNLV provides to their companies. They have found UNLV to be a pipeline for providing the engineers, accountants…

UNLV Student, Karla Washington Poor, black, high school dropout -- Karla Washington didn't have a great start in life. She languished in a series of low-wage, no-benefit jobs. Then a pregnancy test woke her…

The Keys to Nevada's Prosperity Three local business leaders, and alums share their thoughts on UNLV's role in Nevada's prosperity.

UNLV Alumna, Beatriz Alcala Beatriz Alcala's parents wanted better for their daughter. They've worked decades now as a maid and cook, weathering the layoffs and furloughs that came with the vagaries of …

UNLV Alumna, Pat Mulroy Pat Mulroy is a rarity among the powerbrokers of water. She's a woman and she majored in German literature; her counterparts generally worked their way up through science and …