Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2020! Liberal Arts majors are invited along with their supporters to join Dean Keene and college faculty and staff as we salute our newest Master’s and Bachelor’s degree holders. View the recordings of our class of 2020 ceremonies below.
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Timothy Gupton, '97 BA Romance Languages, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for his research project "Language Innovation in Cibaeño Dominican Spanish" in the Dominican Republic in fall 2018. An associate professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Georgia, he lives in Athens.
May 17, 2018
John Piro, '05 BA Criminal Justice, '10 JD, recently celebrated his sixth year as a public defender, now serving as chief deputy public defender for Clark County. This summer he will graduate in the Leadership Las Vegas class of 2018. In April he completed his first triathlon and plans to compete again in October. He is married to Leslie Nino Piro, '06 BA Political Science, '09 JD.
May 1, 2018
Bryan S. Moody, '08 BA History, joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2016. He carries a diplomatic passport, is a contracting officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and was recently stationed in Nairobi, Kenya, to work out of the U.S. Embassy there. He is married to Katerina Madarkova Moody, '16 BA Psychology, who also carries a diplomatic passport. She is just a few classes away from completing a degree in neuroscience at King's College in London. The couple has two daughters, Scarlett, 5, and Caroline, 3. Bryan says they are a long way from Southern Nevada, but never will forget their Las Vegas roots.
April 30, 2018
Audrey J. Beeson, '04 BA Political Science, '07 JD, will graduate in May from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law with an LLM in alternative dispute resolution with a focus in mediation. She has been selected as a mediator for the statewide juvenile dependency mediation program. Previously, she was a mediator - outsource provider as well as a parenting coordinator - outsource provider for Nevada's Eighth Judicial District Court.
April 26, 2018
David Schugar, '17 BA Philosophy, says philosophy, guitar, and golf are his hobbies. He is the father of Lauren Schugar, '02 BA Communication Studies.
April 12, 2018
Aaron MacDonald, '07 BA Political Science, '11 JD, is a lawyer at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Soccer, fly fishing, snowboarding, traveling, and cooking are his hobbies.
April 12, 2018
Michael S. Gobaud, '10 BA Philosophy, '14 JD, started Gobaud Law, a personal injury law firm, in 2017. His hobbies include power lifting, dance, drums, atheist activism, and comedy.
April 9, 2018
Thomas W. Stewart, ' 11 BA Political Science, '13 Master of Public Administration, '16 JD, is an associate at the law firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing. He previously served as a law clerk to Nevada Supreme Court Justice Mark Gibbons.
March 16, 2018
Aaron McArthur, '05 MA History, '12 PhD History, has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor at Arkansas Tech University (ATU). He is director of the public history program and assistant director of the ATU Museum. He lives in Russellville.
March 15, 2018
Michael Roitman, '09 BA Political Science, soon will begin practicing corporate transactional law at Sklar Williams. He recently returned to Las Vegas after attending the University of Virginia School of Law and practicing corporate law in New York City at White & Case. His hobbies include ultimate Frisbee, making chili and pickles, and caring for his pet dog and bearded dragon