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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 24,000 and growing each year, we encourage our graduates to take advantage of the variety of services and opportunities available to support them and their families. UNLV alumni are encouraged to support the values of higher learning through advocacy, involvement, and giving.

Get Involved

With the growth of our research and academic programs, there are a number of ways for alumni to get involved. If you're interested in:

  • Mentoring pre-service and new teachers
  • Participating in research opportunities
  • Supporting our recruitment efforts by meeting with prospective students
  • Serving on the college’s alumni chapter board
  • Participating in a panel or networking event

Please let us know by completing this involvement interest form.

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Jenn Oshiro Rivers '05 '08 M.Ed.

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Phone: 702-895-3375


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Submit Your News

We want to hear from you! Submit your news, appointments, accomplishments, honors, and awards. We'll share your news with alumni and current students.

Lead Through the Alumni Chapter

Our Alumni Chapter aims to benefit the UNLV community and next generation of professionals through outreach, engagement, and philanthropy.

Recognize and Honor Our Graduates

Our alumni are amazing and we celebrate their many contributions through specific college awards as well as those through the UNLV Alumni Association.

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Continue Developing

Keep up with the latest research and best practices through our many professional development opportunities. The latest events are always listed on our college calendar.

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Mentor the Next Generation

Share your experience and expertise as an alumni mentor to a current undergraduate student in any of our majors. Additionally, contact us if you are interested in supporting a pre-service teacher at your school.

Request Program Verification

Need to get verification of your degree for teaching outside Nevada? Submit the details of your request and upload any forms you need online and a member of our team will process it within 7-10 business days.

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Alumni News and Announcements

Like many high school students, Native Nevadan Jozee Dean wanted nothing more than to escape her hometown to experience college life elsewhere. But after countless recruitment visits to other cities, the budding soccer player realized there is truly no place like Las Vegas. Coupled with the convenience of being close to her family, Jozee ultimately chose to study at UNLV.  Now, as a proud…
Name: Tovah Gordon Degree: Class of 2023 M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Current Role: Field Coordinator and Research Analyst at the University of Nevada, Reno Why did you choose UNLV? What led you to pursue your degree in higher education? While I did my undergrad in Washington, I always wanted to explore the education programs at UNLV. I moved back to Las Vegas due to COVID-19, a…
In honor of her dedication to the field of mental health counseling and her outstanding contributions to her community, Diana Pedraza Harrison, ‘20 B.A. Psychology, ‘22 M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, was the clear choice for the Counselor Education Program’s inaugural Alum of the Year award. With multiple nominations from colleagues like Nicole Espinosa, Diana is an “exemplar of…


  • When was the last time you visited UNLV? College of Education alumni are invited back to campus for a custom 60-minute campus golf cart tour. Reminisce about the time you spent here for your studies and activities and check…

  • When was the last time you visited UNLV? College of Education alumni are invited back to campus for a custom 60-minute campus golf cart tour. Reminisce about the time you spent here for your studies and activities and check…

Class Notes

G. Lis Dziminski

G. Lis Dziminski, '01 BS Education, is a STEM program manager at the Governor's Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology. Dziminski received a Master of Education in advanced teaching and leadership from Sierra Nevada College with a specialization in gifted studies in 2010.

Alexa Ching

Alexa Ching, '23 BS Education, is an elementary school teacher at Stanford Elementary School. She teaches second grade and was just nominated and awarded New Elementary Educator of 2024 for Clark County School District. Ching likes to spend quality time with loved ones, binge watch the Star Wars saga, and spend time outdoors. 

Maurice Perkins

Maurice Perkins, '03 MS Educational Leadership, is the principal at Hughes Middle School in Mesquite, Nevada. She was recently honored as the Principal of the Year for Clark County School District at the annual Starlight Awards on April 16, 2024.

Jenna Preszler

Jenna Preszler, '23 BS Education, was named New Secondary Educator of the Year for the Clark County School District CCSD. She teaches resource math in grades 6-8 at Jack and Terry Mannion Middle School.

Rebels Forever!

Once you’ve been a Rebel, you’re always a Rebel! Check out UNLV’s Rebels Forever program to find out all the benefits and perks of being a UNLV Rebel Forever.