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With an alumni base of more than 20,000 and growing each year, the College of Education Alumni Chapter is one of the largest on campus and offers a variety of services and opportunities in support of alumni and their families.

In 1957, UNLV set forward its first graduating class. You are part of a special tradition - a tradition of excellence in education, service as professionals, and support of future alumni. Wherever your life’s work takes you, we hope UNLV and the College of Education will always feel like “home” to you.

With an alumni base of more than 20,000 and growing each year, the College of Education Alumni Chapter is one of the largest on campus and offers a variety of services and opportunities in support of alumni and their families. UNLV alumni are encouraged to support the values of higher learning through advocacy, involvement, and giving.

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Class Notes

Karen Prescia Dowling

Karen Prescia Lastra Dowling, '87 MBA, is CEO and owner of Dowling Consulting Services, which has offices in Mokena and St. Charles, Illinois. In 2017, she and her husband, Ronald Dowling, co-authored the book A Guide to Getting Your House in Order, an owner's manual to help provide a foundation for a successful retirement. Topics include Social Security strategies, asset organization, investment solutions and legacy planning. The firm has a comprehensive focus on wealth accumulation, preservation, and income planning. The couple hosts seminars to educate the community regarding many subjects, including Medicaid strategies and aid & attendance for veterans. She is a certified estate planners and certified Medicaid planner as well as an investment advisor for her registered investment advisory firm, Chancellor Financial Services. She enjoys traveling and going to concerts, sporting events, and movies. She is the mother of Chancellor Joseph Lastra, '16 Master of Education - Higher Education. She lives in Frankfort.    

Kathleen Lauckner

Kathleen Lauckner, '90 Master of Education, '12 PDD Educational Leadership, was chosen to be a guest lecturer at the new campus of her undergraduate alma mater, Stockton University, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She presented a session titled “Engaging Communities and Stakeholders” for the executive Ed.D. organization leadership program. This opportunity allowed her to share her involvement with communities impacted by the legacy of lead toxicity as well as her engagement with voter participation in issues involving both energy and education. She is an emerita faculty member of UNLV's School of Public Policy and Leadership as well as a part-time instructor in the School of Community Health.

UNLV Alumni Association

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The UNLV Alumni Association was established in 1964 as a not-for-profit organization to promote and enhance alumni engagement on campus.

To date, the association has contributed more than $7 million to the university in student scholarships, endowments, and major capital improvements such as the Alumni Amphitheater, Alumni Grove, Alumni Park, and the $2.7 million Richard Tam Alumni Center.

The UNLV Alumni Association is a leader in:

  • Connecting alumni for life to the resources of the university
  • Communicating UNLV news and happenings to our alumni
  • Providing a network for alumni to meet one another, students, and prospective students

Join the UNLV Alumni Association and support our efforts to engage alumni with the university.

Top Five Reasons Alumni Belong to the UNLV Alumni Association

  1. Staying connected to the university
  2. Knowing the association provides support for scholarships
  3. Receiving the alumni magazine
  4. Giving back to the university
  5. Having access to networking opportunities