• man surrounded by lit up costumes

    Lighting the Way: Jeremy Knowles

    Entertainment engineering alumnus combines light technology with costume design for Cirque du Soliel and freelance clients.

  • woman surrounded by video slot machines

    Getting in the Game: Tabitha Engle

    Alumna parlayed her an internship at an interactive gaming company into a full-time job. Now she helps recruit the interns.

  • woman sitting in hoop above stage

    Still Flying High: Emily Black

    Entertainment engineering alumna works behind the scenes to help clients like Shania Twain and Drake

  • Cranking Out the Obstacles: Kevin Brekke

    After a stint with the show American Ninja Warrior, the entertainment engineering grad's next challenge is scary.

  • Tim Bavington poses in his studio

    Proud of the Unexpected

    Fine Arts Alumnus of the Year Tim Bavington on representing the Las Vegas art scene.

Alumni Spotlights

Read about just a few of our many alumni who accomplish amazing things.

man surrounded by lit up costumes
Sep. 12, 2018

Entertainment engineering alumnus combines light technology with costume design for Cirque du Soliel and freelance clients.

woman surrounded by video slot machines
Sep. 12, 2018

Alumna parlayed her an internship at an interactive gaming company into a full-time job. Now she helps recruit the interns.

woman sitting in hoop above stage
Sep. 12, 2018

Entertainment engineering alumna works behind the scenes to help clients like Shania Twain and Drake

Sep. 12, 2018

After a stint with the show American Ninja Warrior, the entertainment engineering grad's next challenge is scary.

Tim Bavington poses in his studio
Apr. 25, 2017

Fine Arts Alumnus of the Year Tim Bavington on representing the Las Vegas art scene.

Feb. 28, 2017

As a utility player of the acting profession, alumnus Michael Bunin has found his niche in Hollywood.

George Grove
May. 10, 2016

Advice from George Grove, College of Fine Arts Alumnus of the Year

Alex Andres at Lego Land
Apr. 5, 2016

Alumnus Alex Andres combines lifelong love of Lego with training in theater design to land his dream job.

Daniella Toscano
Dec. 9, 2015

UNLV alumna Daniella Toscano’s task was to do something that’s been done thousands of times, yet make it look new. Go behind the scenes with the costume designer for 'A Christmas Carol.'

Larry Henley
Jun. 30, 2015

Larry Henley, UNLV's Administrative Faculty Member of the Year for 2015, was praised for his quiet, behind-the-scenes work to make sure events go off to perfection.

Oct. 30, 2014

The music of UNLV alumnus and contemporary urban jazz saxophonist Paul Taylor is instantly identifiable with infectious melodies and a deeply soulful and rhythmic trip-hop influenced sound.

Bunnyfish Studio founders Tina Wichmann and Craig Palacios.
Jul. 9, 2014

Alumni Tina Wichman and Craig Palacios are putting their stamp on downtown.

Oct. 29, 2012

Nate Kimball, ’07 BA Music, premieres his first album at The Smith Center on Nov. 1.

Feb. 27, 2012

Eric Whitacre wins best choral performance for his debut album as a conductor.

Local artist and UNLV alumnus Troy Gillett
Sep. 13, 2011

Local artist and UNLV alumnus Troy Gillett created an inspiring art piece to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

May. 10, 2011

Ronnie Vannucci put his studies on hold when stardom called but finally getting that degree was a priority for The Killers drummer.

Nov. 16, 2010

Alumnus Nick Groff explores the paranormal on Ghost Adventures, one of Travel Channel's most popular shows.

Oct. 1, 2009

When the Thompson brothers team up with dozens of alums to bring a Norse god to theaters.