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Student Affairs Accomplishments

Aug 2, 2018
Janna Bernstein (Service Learning and Leadership), recently presented at the Association of Leadership Educators conference in Chicago. Her presentation, "What are Funds of Knowledge? A Collaborative Approach to Leadership Education," focused on the importance of using the identities of both student and teacher to facilitate culturally conscious conversations in leadership courses. Attendees learned how engaging “funds of knowledge” in the classroom encourages inclusive and holistic learning environments and provided best practices for classroom implementation.

Jul 27, 2018
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) completed the first year of his two-year term as co-chair of the National Leadership Symposium with the 2018 symposium in Tampa, Florida, earlier this month. The event, a 28-year-old program that draws together academic and co-curricular leadership educators to explore timely aspects of leadership education in an intensive cohort experience, is a partnership between the National Association of Campus Activities and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. This year's symposium was titled Leadership & Democratic Engagement: The role we play and messages we send. 

Jul 11, 2018
Arthur Hockwald (Campus Recreational Services) made two presentations at the UC Fitcon Conference at the University of California, Riverside in June. The topics were "Clean Slate: Creating a Personal Training Program" and "Motor Learning: Internal and External Focus." Hockwald, a graduate assistant, also took a leadership role as operations captain during the IDEA World Convention in San Diego in June.

Jul 9, 2018
UNLV School of Dental Medicine hosted 134 local high school students during the annual Upward Bound event, which provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The dental school’s faculty, staff, and students hosted tours of the campus and provided demonstrations in the simulation laboratory. This is the second consecutive year the School of Dental Medicine has participated.

Jun 22, 2018
Jennifer Bonilla (Registrar and Health Care Administration) has been appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to the Board of Directors of the Public Employees' Benefits Program. Her appointment to serve NSHE employees and other Nevadans will run from July 1, 2018, to June 20, 2022.

Jun 4, 2018
Yuri Graves (Police Services) became president of the Nevada Emergency Preparedness Association (NEPA) on June 1. In that position, he can effect change and cooperation as well as facilitate assistance with emergency management and public safety issues among various Nevada jurisdictions, tribes, and other stakeholders across the state. And, UNLV now has first-hand access to a team of Nevada's most dedicated emergency professionals, whose mission is for a more prepared and safe Nevada. As Graves dives into his presidency, partnering with Nevada's Division of Emergency Management (NV DEM) and adjacent state and international preparedness associations, he will bring a wealth of knowledge and support to campus. Graves, who spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, has led disaster preparedness, response, and recovery missions through typhoons, tsunamis, and volcanoes.  

May 2, 2018
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) is this year's recipient of the prestigious Michelle Chino Dissertation Scholarship awarded by the School of Community Health Sciences. The award was presented at the school's honors recognition reception in April. He also works as a graduate assistant in the registrar's office.      

Apr 4, 2018
Heather Rappaport (Student Union and Event Services) received the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award at the national conference of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors, International last month. She serves as the director for Region 1, which includes 13 U.S. states and three Canadian areas, and is the assistant director for sales & business operations in the Student Union and event services department.     

Apr 2, 2018
School of Dental Medicine and the Military & Veteran Services Center received the $10,000 first-place prize in the NV Energy Foundation’s “Power of Good Giveaway” competition. More than 110 nonprofits statewide that support active duty military or military veterans participated in the contest. Nevada residents voted to determine the top three organizations in the northern and southern regions. The dental school will use its half of the award to support the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Clinic, which serves the dental needs of underinsured and uninsured veterans.

Apr 2, 2018
Musiette McKinney (CAEO) has been selected by the Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame to be recognized with her former team, the San Francisco Pioneers, and the entire WBL, Women's Professional Basketball League. It was the first professional league for women from 1978-81. Plans are to celebrate these women as "Trailblazers of the Game."  The ceremony will take place at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, in June.