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Graduate College Alumni

All UNLV graduate alumni, regardless of degree program, are a part of the graduate alumni community. We value your legacy and your expertise, and we hope that you will consider engaging with us in support of current graduate students and Graduate College initiatives that support graduate programs and provide supplemental learning opportunities to enhance students’ professional and career development.

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Grad Alumni Ambassadors

Grad Alumni Ambassadors are UNLV graduate degree holders who work with the Graduate College to help represent the graduate alumni body. Goals include building a strong graduate alumni community; working with the Graduate College to extend mentorship and professional development opportunities to current students; and strengthening ties between the Graduate College, alumni, and our broader community members.

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All UNLV graduate alumni, regardless of degree program, are eligible to volunteer as Grad Alumni Ambassadors. Ambassadors will work closely with Graduate College staff and the Dean to achieve these goals. The UNLV Graduate College will host one-hour informational conference calls each semester during which Grad Alumni Ambassadors will have the opportunity to hear updates from campus and ask questions.

To learn more about Grad Alumni Ambassadors, please contact Katherine Freund, the Graduate College Director of Development, at 702-895-3429 or katherine.freund@unlv.edu

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The Grad Academy

The Grad Academy provides comprehensive career and professional development opportunities to prospective and current graduate and professional students. The academy includes four academic support certifications; six programs; and an array of workshops, trainings, and seminars all designed to cultivate specialized skill sets that prepare graduate students for employment as leaders in their fields.

Interested in volunteering to share your experience with current graduate students by sitting on a Grad Academy workshop panel? Please complete the volunteer form or contact the Graduate College at 702-895-3320 or gradcollege@unlv.edu.

Support

Alumni Giving

Across 160 graduate programs, our faculty and graduate students are producing excellent and innovative research, scholarship, and creative activities that make an enduring positive impact on our community. Your contribution provides invaluable resources to support our graduate students, expand their educational and professional opportunities, and change both their career paths and their lives. No matter where your passions or interests lie, the Graduate College works with a diverse array of more than 5,000 graduate and professional students from more than 160 areas of academic specialization.

If you would like to financially support these efforts, visit the Graduate College giving page or contact the Graduate College at 702-895-3320 or gradcollege@unlv.edu.

Financial Support

Assist the Graduate College in offering a variety of merit-based scholarships and fellowships to help offset the cost of graduate education for students.

Financially support our best and brightest students so they can focus on their studies and develop their professional skills. Organizations looking to accelerate research in their field can sponsor Community Graduate Research Assistantships. Organizations looking to promote professional development opportunities can sponsor Community Internship Graduate Assistantships.

Career and Professional Development

The Grad Academy, which provides comprehensive career and professional development opportunities to prospective and current graduate and professional students, supports our students as they become leaders in their field. You can help fund programming that allows graduate students to expand their leadership and professional skills.

Scarlet Loyal

As a UNLV alum, you can join Scarlet Loyal, which recognizes those who make a gift of $100 or more each year to the fund of their choice. With your gift to the Graduate College at this level, you will become a Scarlet Loyal member and receive exclusive invitations. Give two consecutive years and you will join the UNLV Scarlet Streak Society.

Graduate College Alumni of the Year

Each year for more than 40 years, the UNLV Alumni Association has recognized exceptional alumni or their outstanding achievements, leadership, and service to the university and throughout the community.

Past Graduate College honorees include:

Greg Lull ’02 M.S. ’06

2021 Greg Lull ’02 M.S. ’06

Christine Robinson

2020 Christine Robinson, M.A. '92

Constance J. Brooks

2019 Constance J. Brooks, Ph.D. '04 '12

Michael J. Gordon

2018 Michael J. Gordon, Ph.D. '08 '13

Lisa Danielson

2017 Lisa Danielson, Ph.D. '98

Cheryl Strabala

2016 Cheryl Strabala, M.Ed. '80

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The UNLV alum turned his interest in technology into a career helping to make admissions and online business processes more efficient.

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