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Connect, Engage, Grow.

The mission of the chapter is to build a strong relationship between UNLV and its Alumni and friends. This relationship is strengthened by active participation in the objectives of the Chapter to benefit the SIHS and UNLV through outreach, engagement, and philanthropy for the benefit of UNLV.

About Us

The School of Integrated Health Sciences (SIHS) Alumni Chapter received approval in October 2021. In the fall semester of 2020, a group of alumni met to discuss the possibility and requirements of forming a chapter. This group of alumni continued to meet during early 2021 and developed the Bylaws for the Chapter.

During the summer of 2021, we held our first election for the Board of Directors and approved the Bylaws. That first Board then wrote the Strategic Plan and completed the application process for full recognition from the UNLV Alumni Association.

The School of Integrated Health Sciences (SIHS) Alumni Chapter received approval in October 2021.

Each Director serves a 2-year term, but the positions are staggered so that ½ of the Board rotates yearly. Therefore, the Chapter will have some Board elections each year. Any alumni member can be nominated for a Board position. The Board of Directors meets four times per year.

The mission of the chapter is to build a strong relationship between UNLV and its Alumni and friends. This relationship is strengthened by active participation in the objectives of the Chapter to benefit the SIHS and UNLV through outreach, engagement, and philanthropy for the benefit of UNLV. There are currently 9 Objectives in the Bylaws that are designed to help the Chapter accomplish its mission.

All graduates from any of the majors or programs sponsored by the School of Integrated Health Sciences formerly known as The School of Allied Health are automatically members of the Chapter. There are no dues to join. But there are three levels of membership: Alumni, Affiliate, and Honorary.

Chapter meetings are held at least once per year, but the Board or the Chapter members can call other meetings. Chapter meetings can be held in-person, virtually, or a combination of both. Chapter meeting announcements are distributed through various print and electronic media in advance.

Chapter Members

Meghan Wonderling

President: Meghan Wonderling

Megan Wonderling received her B.S. in Athletic Training from UNLV in 2018. Megan is now a two time graduate of UNLV after recently completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy 2021

Vice President: Earl Love, Jr.'s portrait

Vice President: Earl Love, Jr.

Earl Love received his B.S in Nuclear Medicine Technology from UNLV in 1998. He currently works at Kaiser Permanente, in Richmond, California, as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

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Secretary: Trey Curtis-Brown

Trey Curtis-Brown, a two time UNLV alumni is joining the Division of Health Sciences Advising team. He has earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology Pre-Med and has a great understanding of the three schools departments and programs. Trey also received his Masters of Science in Emergency & Crisis Management where his research focuses on communications and policy writing. In his tenure, he spent his time as a graduate assistant in the dean's office, taught Anatomy and Physiology labs and was a part of over 25 different university committees.

Trey is currently applying to be a three-time UNLV student where he plans to receive his PhD in either Public Policy, Leadership, or Public Health. Graduating as an Outstanding Grad, and receiving several awards for his service to UNLV has given him loads of information to help students with a cohort of needs that may arise. Trey is excited to be a tool for students to succeed in their time at UNLV.

Micah Kidd

Member at Large: Micah Kidd

Micah has a B.S. in Kinesiology from UNLV, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and holds a Group Fitness Instructor certification through ACE. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kidd’s recreational interests include training athletes and watching basketball. He likes to travel, fly RC airplanes/drones, and read—mostly non-fiction.

Michaela Goodwin

Treasurer: Michaela Goodwin

Michaela Goodwin graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. She is currently a licensed and board-certified athletic trainer that works here in Las Vegas. She looks forward to giving back and also maintaining a connection with the university and fellow graduates.

Lanny Leroy

Lanny Leroy, 2021-23

Lanny Leroy received his B.S. in Athletic Training from UNLV in 1987. Lanny continued his education and earned his M.Ed. in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia in 1988. He is currently on staff as the UNLV PEX Coordinator, where he administers and coordinates all physical activity classes.

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Chapter News and Highlights

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Class Notes

Jacob and Lauren Lanning and Michael and Christina Schlazer

UNLV alumni and longtime friends Jacob Lanning, ’00 BA Communications, ’05 MBA Finance, and his wife Lauren Lanning, ’09 MBA Marketing, and Michael Schlazer, ‘15 MBA, and Christina Schlazer, ’12 MS Health Physics, ’16 MBA Marketing, opened The NOW Massage Henderson in February 2021 in Henderson. The Lannings and the Schlazers were drawn to the idea that self care is a necessity and not a luxury, as well as the holistic business approach of The NOW.  The group plans to open more locations in the Las Vegas Valley.

Aurora Buffington

Aurora Buffington, ’05 BS Nutrition Sciences, ’08 MS Exercise Physiology, has been a health educator for the Southern Nevada Health District since 2008. She focuses on increasing access to healthy food in the community through policy, systems, and environmental change. President of the Nevada Dietetic Association, she is a licensed dietitian. She now is pursuing a doctoral degree in public health at UNLV.