Vicki Holmes (English Language Center) was recently designated Associate Professor Emerita effective July 1, 2017. Holmes retired on June 30, 2017 after 27 years of service as director of the English Language Center. During her years at UNLV, she won five faculty awards including: the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award (2003), the Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award (2002), the Nevada Board of Regents Outstanding Faculty Member Award (1999), the UNLV Alumni Association Faculty Student-Centered Award (1998), and the Faculty Excellence Award, Division of Continuing Education (1997). She was twice nominated for the CASE U.S Professor of the Year (2006, 2005) and for the Board of Regents' State Teaching Award (2005).
In addition to her 18 articles published in refereed journals, Holmes published a book with Cambridge University Press in 2000. She was very devoted to her professional organizations, serving on editorial boards and governing boards as well as presenting workshops and conference papers several times yearly during her long tenure. Holmes wishes to thank the many departments, faculty, administrative assistants and students she worked with to further the success of international students at UNLV.