Above and Beyond: UNLV Student Veteran Wins National Award

Alexandria Sawin is pictured with her daughter Isabelle, and her husband Phil, in front of a F-35 Lightning fighter aircraft that she worked on while serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Jan. 14, 2019

The 2018 President of Rebel Vets, Alexandria Sawin, was named national Student Veteran of the Year by the Student Veterans of America. She was among 10 finalists throughout the country. In addition, the chapter she led at UNLV was also a finalist for the Chapter of the Year Award. As a leader of the very active Rebel Vets group on campus, Sawin organized a ruck march across Nevada to honor the 9,650 service members who have lost their lives since 9/11. She has also led policy discussions and advocated for legislation, including the Hire a Student Veteran Act.