Rebels in Action

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Oct. 30, 2019
Alumna Annmarie Duran came to UNLV ten years after earning her BA in Business Administration and Marketing Management from Northwood University. While working in hospitality at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, she noticed that there was a large Asian clientele. She decided to take some Japanese language classes at the university so she could engage in casual conversation with the patrons. She then...
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Oct. 1, 2019
Founding President of the UNLV Native American Alumni Club, Fawn Douglas Fawn Douglas came to UNLV determined to make a change. She witnessed a shortage of Native American representation and cultural awareness; along with a disregard of the history of Indigenous people, which caused her to feel marginalized. Despite her initial tribulations and objections to the school’s mascot, which Fawn views...
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Aug. 30, 2019
'97 Business Alumnus and Native Las Vegan, Jeff Jacobs Las Vegas Native and a 1997 graduate of UNLV, Jeff Jacobs works hard behind-the-scenes to connect the university and the community. Jeff says that his time at UNLV was pivotal to both his personal and professional endeavors. A thirteen year veteran in finance management and oversight, this alumnus studied Business Administration with a...
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Jul. 30, 2019
Adriana Fralick, longtime Nevadan and proud Boyd Law School alumna. In Adriana’s words, UNLV made sense. As a longtime Nevada resident, she gave the (then new) law school a chance after meeting with faculty and staff. She felt that the right people were in place to ensure the law school would excel and decided to take a chance. Adriana made her experience truly unique by taking classes that...
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Jun. 27, 2019
Leslie Mujica, '09 Master's in Public Administration As Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer of Las Vegas Power Professionals - IBEW/NECA LMCC, Leslie Mujica focuses on recapturing market share and business development by facilitating, developing and nurturing strategic relationships in the construction industry, community affairs, marketing, and public relations. A 2009 graduate...
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May. 30, 2019
Tim Jones '86 is Chair of the President's Associates Council at UNLV. Being around similar MPA students in his time at UNLV, spending time with hands-on and approachable professors while discussing the challenges of course work and studying were moments in time that will forever live in the memories of Tim Jones. The energy on campus that was committed to the community, along with the amount...
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Apr. 24, 2019
Fine Arts Chapter President, Stacy Swim '98, is an unstoppable leader. Born in Vegas, Stacy Swim could never quite seem to stay away. Her ties to the university began at a young age, as her uncle, Paul Swim, graduated from UNLV in 1985. Additionally, he was part of the Limbo Theatre here in the Ham Fine Arts Black Box Theater, where she and her mother were enthralled by the shows and made to...
Volunteer thanks
Apr. 24, 2019
  Volunteer Appreciation is here and UNLV has so much to be thankful for. Volunteers are the foundation of everything that we do and are at the core of our accomplishments. Thanks to your efforts we are able to give back to our students and alumni alike. In doing so, we are forging connections and friendships through every aspect of our outreach and making our university a better place...
Feb. 27, 2019
  Andy Kao is a triple degree alum and a director on the Hospitality alumni board Advice, like currency, has value. And yet, people give and take it without realizing just how valuable it truly is, if they'll just take the time to invest it. A young Andrew Kao once asked Stuart Mann, then Dean of UNLV’s Hospitality College, what it was he needed to do to become successful. Dean Mann...
Feb. 13, 2019
Patrick Smith is Past President of the UNLV Alumni Association and an active community leader. Patrick Smith '97 BA Communication Studies, '01 MPA Past President, UNLV Alumni Association Smith was elected to the UNLV Alumni Association board of directors in 2011 and served as third vice president and second vice president before his election as president in 2016. He has chaired several...