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Beatriz Alcala

I want to have my own clinic. I want the building to say Beatriz Alcala Physical Therapy.

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 our tourism economy. Beatriz was a good student — but college seemed impossible. Then UNLV and the Millennium Scholarship came along.

Class: UNLV Alumna, ‘06 Graduate BS Kinesiology, ‘10 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Hometown: Las Vegas native; graduated from Las Vegas High School.

First Generation: Beatriz is a first-generation college graduate and a Millennium Scholarship recipient.

Activities: She was a participant of college-prep programs at UNLV's Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach