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Alumni & Friends

Welcome to our family

As an alumni of the College of Engineering, you are joining more than 6,000 other accomplished graduates and professionals who have learned in our classrooms and worked in our labs over the last 35+ years.

Your interest and support provides the resources, expertise and experiences that will help our current and future students succeed.

Meet Some of Our Alumni

Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved with fellow alumni, the college, and today’s students!

Become a Mentor

Our students need you! UNLV’s Rebels Forward is a mentorship program designed to provide a longer-term relationship between UNLV students and industry professionals. View details on the Rebels Forward Mentoring Program website.

Join the College of Engineering Alumni Board

You can put your time, skills and resources to good use by giving back to the College and the University by joining the College of Engineering Alumni Board. To find out about open positions, roles and responsibilities, email Bradford Colton at bradfordcolton@cox.net.

Bring Your Knowledge to Campus

Is your company hiring? Do you have internship opportunities or information that could be valuable to our student body? Request to hold an information session. Contact Marian Mason at marian.mason@unlv.edu.

Hire a Student or Graduate

UNLV’s online employment portal Handshake serves employers seeking to hire UNLV talent. Sign up and post your open positions with Engineering Career Services.

Volunteer Your Time

There are several opportunities throughout the year where we could definitely use your help: such as helping at events like Senior Design or the Academy of Engineering, serving as a competition judge, or in our homecoming booth; we’ll reach out to you with options throughout the year.

Support the College of Engineering

Whether it is an annual donation for scholarships, the naming of a space in our new Advanced Engineering Building, or a planned gift, we appreciate your support. Check out how you can support the College and our future alumni.

Academy of Engineering

Another great way of getting involved is by nominating a fellow alumni for the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. Nominations are accepted year-round.

Let’s Stay Connected

Share Your Accomplishments

Share your accomplishments with UNLV through Class Notes.

Submit your news, appointments, honors and awards for recognition online and in print.

Follow the College on Social Media

College of Engineering Alumni Chapter Board of Directors

  • President - Bradford Colton (’94 BS Mechanical Engineering)
  • Vice President - Justin Veilleux (’04 BS Computer Engineering, ‘21 MBA)
  • Treasurer - Steven Pay (’94 BS & ’00 MS Electrical Engineering)
  • Secretary - Pete Elton (’96 BS Computer Science)
  • Immediate Past-President - Mike Plinski (’95 BS & ’98 MS Mechanical Engineering)
  • Past-President, Board Member - Carrie Porterfield (’90 BS Computer Science, ’13 MBA)
  • Board Member - Gerry Martinez (’94 BS Electrical Engineering)

Class Notes

Doa Meade Ross

Doa Meade Ross, '98 BS Engineering - Civil Engineering, is director of infrastructure management for the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) and the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). Her department includes the planning & engineering services division, maintenance engineering division, asset management, and the startup team. Her department plans and reviews the expansion of the water infrastructure in support of the growth in Southern Nevada; assesses both LVVWD and SNWA infrastructure for preventative and predictive maintenance opportunities; supports facilities, operations and treatment by providing designs and contracts for infrastructure replacement or improvements; is actively involved in testing new innovation and technologies in the water industry; and provides plans, policies, and procedures for the control and performance for the systematic testing, startup, and initial operation of pumping stations, reservoirs, etc. She is a licensed professional engineer and has worked in the development and water industry for more than 21 years. Traveling, cooking,  special effects makeup for Halloween, building Halloween decorations, and all things related to Jeep Wranglers are her hobbies. She is happily married to her soulmate, Corey Ross, and loves being a stepmother to his two children, Addison and Adam.

W. Paul Miller

W. Paul Miller, '10  PhD Civil Engineering, and Jessica Lucero Miller, '12 PhD English Literature, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Isaac Catalino Miller, on May 12. Isaac already is a big Rebel fan and looks forward to visiting the campus soon! In the meantime, he's looking forward to attending alumni events in Utah. The family lives in Salt Lake.

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.