Keith Davis, '63 BS Zoology, retired after working for the U.S. government for 37 years. In June he will celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary. He is the father of three and the grandfather of five. His hobbies include fly fishing, hiking, and working out at the gym. He lives in Bend, Ore.
Jacqueline Mongeot, '65 BA Education, '70 MA English, is enjoying retirement. Her pastimes include reading, working on a second book, painting landscapes, traveling, and doing water aerobics. Before her husband, John, died in 2011, the couple traveled extensively, making 30 trips to Europe as well as journeys to Latin America, Tahiti, and most of the 50 U.S. states. A native of France, she taught French at Western and Valley high schools for 23 years before retiring from the Clark County School District in 1989. After that she served as a lecturer in foreign languages at UNLV for five years. The San Diego resident has two children, Francoise and Veronica, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Diana Armstrong Winn, '68 BA English, is operations manager of Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, a local nonprofit organization that offers repairs to elderly and disabled homeowners. The signature event, National Rebuilding Day, took place the last Saturday in April with two volunteer teams from UNLV participating.
Leonard Paul, '74 M.Ed. Educational Administration, is the Northwest U.S. regional director for AdvancED. The company offers school improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types through three regional accreditation agencies, accrediting more than 30,000 institutions in more than 70 countries.
Jerry Chernik, '75 BS Zoology, retired in 2010 after 31 years practicing dentistry. For 21 years he was in private practice in Wasilla, Alaska. Before that, he served 10 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, attaining the rank of major. Traveling is his hobby. The resident of Palmer, Alaska, spends winters at his condo in Hawaii.
Deborah Levy, '82 BS Business Administration, teaches art for kindergarten through third grade at Henderson International School. She also owns and manages Art Starts Here. She is a board member for Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and serves on the Displaced Homemakers board for the state of Nevada. She is the wife of Andrew and mother of Sarah Levy Petrocelli, '05 BS Hotel Administration, and Jenna Levy, '09 MS Kinesiology. Her hobbies include interior design, walking, reading, and vacationing at the beach and in Brian Head, Utah.
John Dube, '84 MBA, is president of Dube & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services. He enjoys travel, single malt Scotch, paleontology, and numismatics.
Marsha Garrison Michaud, '84 BS Elementary Education, is retiring from teaching in Clark County after 27 years. She plans on working fulltime as a Mary Kay independent consultant. She is married and has five grandchildren. Reading is her hobby.
Bill Hemphill, '85 BS Hotel Administration, works in facilities management for Sodexho where he is general manager of a custodial account on the Oregon coast. Previously, he spent 15 years working in the hospitality industry with Radisson and DoubleTree hotels. He also spent five years in the health care industry. He is married with two grown children. His hobbies include hiking, fishing, and listening to music. He lives in Toledo.
Mary Lynn Ashworth, '86 BS Business Administration, is the first ombudsman in the nation for common-interest communities, also known as homeowners associations. Previously, she worked as a business analyst for the city of Las Vegas and as a banker. Her hobbies include anthropology, astronomy, and ornithology. The Reno resident is the mother of two daughters and one son.
Mark Hutchison, '87 BS Business Administration, was elected to a four-year term in the Nevada Senate last fall, representing District 6. He serves on the Judiciary and the Commerce, Labor and Energy committees. He ran on a platform of working hard to create jobs, focusing on education, bringing more value to government, and defending Nevadans' rights. He was featured in a full-length article in the 2012 Mountain States edition of Super Lawyers magazine. The article focused on his representation of Nevada in the 26-state constitutional challenge to the health care law, his founding of the now 45-lawyer firm of Hutchison & Steffen, and his ranking in the top 100 of Mountain States' lawyers.
Leon Symanski, '87 BS Management, '01 JD, has worked at the Craig P. Kenny & Associates law firm since 1997. He practices in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, and traffic tickets. He is president of Legends Foundation, a nonprofit comprised of UNLV men's basketball alumni who are committed to providing funds and guidance toward continuing education and community service. He and his wife, Lisa Gentile Symanski, '87 BA Communication Studies, live in Henderson.
Kari Carlson Deike, '88 BS Elementary Education, is the librarian at Desert Oasis High School. She has worked for the Clark County School District since 1988. She was Mrs. Nevada United States for 2012 and enjoys serving many nonprofit organizations, including the UNLV Beverage Management Club, Project Teddy, Goodie Two Shoes, Living Grace Home, and Spread the Word. Her hobbies include reading, working out, and volunteering. She is married to Robert Deike, '89 BS Management. They have two sons currently attending UNLV. Robert is majoring in engineering, while Thomas is studying criminal justice. The family lives in Henderson.
Antonio Castanon, '90 BS Business Administration, was promoted to general manager of the Sears portfolio for Citi Retail Services, which requires cross-functional expertise and partner management experience. He also serves as site president for the Kansas City location where he is responsible for site plans and logistics for more than 1,500 employees. He volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Kansas and is a member of the Corporate Advisory Council for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has three grown children. He and his wife live in Westwood, Mo.
Becky Albiston Pintar, '90 Master of Education, '93 Ed.D., '01 JD, founded the law firm of Pintar Albiston with her son, Bryan Albiston, '01 BS Business Administration, '12 JD. Their practice consists mainly of business law and family law. Before earning her law degree she worked at the Clark County School District as a teacher and an administrator for dropout prevention programs. Timothy Albiston, '99 BS Business Administration, also is her son.
George Cartwright, '91 BS Business Administration, has been named president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada.
Matt Engle, '91 BS Business Administration, is a commercial insurance broker at Cragin & Pike. He recently was elected to the board of directors of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. He chairs its Expansion Committee as the museum makes plans to upgrade and relocate in downtown Las Vegas. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married 20 years and have two daughters.
Darren Hankel, '91 BS Business Administration, joined CIM Marketing Partners as a principal in March.
Rand Higbee, '91 MFA Playwriting, wrote the play A Girl Named Destiny, which was named one of the best plays of 2012 by DC Metro Theater Arts. The play premiered at the Venus Theatre in Laurel, Md., in March 2012.
Mannetta Braunstein, '93 BA Anthropology, volunteers as an instructor in UNLV's art history program, teaching Museum Practices. Previously, she taught Pre-Columbian Art of Ancient Mesoamerica. She also volunteers as a special curator of Pre-Columbian art at the Marjorie Barrick Museum on campus, researching the collections and assisting with exhibits.
Cheryl Sawyer Lyons, '93 BA Sociology, is director of residential life at Ohio State University. Previously, she worked as a coordinator of student development in residential life at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She lives in Columbus.
Marian Samela Dingus, '94 BA Communication, recently started a company called the ReDun Dancers Project for professional dancers over 40. The company's first performance is scheduled to take place at the Summerlin Library in June.
Nora Luna, '94 BA Criminal Justice, is the Hispanic/Latino program manager at Nathan Adelson Hospice. From 2008 to 2012 she was a faculty member at the UNR Cooperative Extension. Before that she was an administrative faculty member at the UNR Center for Substance Abuse Technologies.
Linda Marie Gray Norcross, '94 BA Political Science, '04 JD, is an attorney in the intellectual property group at Lewis and Roca. She primarily practices trademark law. She and her husband, Matt, had a baby boy, Beckham Bradford Norcross, on Nov. 23. The couple also has two daughters, Shelby and Jameson.
Allen Klevens, '95 BA Music, recently launched a new business venture, Tooshlights Inc. The company has developed an LED sensor lighting system that allows patrons of theaters, arenas, stadiums, airports, casinos, and other public restroom facilities to know when restrooms are available, decreasing the time patrons stand in line. If the light is red, the stall is occupied. A green light means it's available. He lives in Calabasas, Calif.
Douglas Crook, '97 BS Business Administration, works in commercial real estate development, brokerage, investment, and property management.
Eric Ortega, '97 BS Business Administration, recently was promoted to vice president at Citibank, working as a disaster recovery/continuity of business project manager. He and his wife, Kristy Kruse Ortega, '00 Nursing, have four daughters. His hobbies include technology, photography, and amateur radio. The family lives in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Lori Shultz, '98 BS Clinical Laboratory Sciences, recently was named laboratory manager of West Texas Medical Associates. She is in charge of a lab that serves more than 100 physicians and is a full-service reference laboratory. She spent the last year traveling to Canada where she worked as a consultant in British Columbia for Med Tech for Solutions. While there she supplied comprehensive training to burgeoning andrologists in the infertility field. When she married David Riese in 2011, she was walked down the aisle by her son, Trenton Balogh, who now is a UNLV freshman studying computer science. Her hobbies include yoga, volunteering at a nursing home, and mentoring future lab science majors. She lives in San Angelo, Texas.
Robyn Campbell-Ouchida, '00 MA Communication Studies, received a Gold Award from the Collegiate Advertising Awards for her work as editor of Nevada State College's Black & Gold magazine. The first edition of the magazine was published in October. She enjoys juggling working from home and caring for her two young sons. The family lives in Henderson.
Pamela Graves-Longley, '00 MS Sport & Leisure Service Management, is director of sales and marketing/public relations for Lespri Resorts. The company owns and operates boutique hotels, restaurants, spas, and large property management companies in numerous U.S. and Canadian locations. The company, which has its corporate headquarters in Park City, Utah, is expanding into other vacation destinations both domestic and international. Her hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, show jumping, and "living the Park City lifestyle." She and her husband, Brendon Longley, live in Park City.
Adam Lopez, '00 BS Hotel Administration, is a client project manager with Bally Technologies. He is responsible for some on the largest Las Vegas accounts, including Boyd Corporate and Caesars Entertainment. He assists customers in finding the best solutions for their casino management system, including new marketing campaigns, resolving issues with current architecture, and advice on growing their systems. He and his wife, Alicia, are the parents of 23-month-old twins, one boy and one girl. Scouring yard sales every Saturday "looking for the next treasure" is his hobby. The family lives in North Las Vegas.
Kathryn Null, '00 BS Education, '07 Master of Education, has owned the Enchanted Florist since 2006. Before that, she taught six years for the Clark County School District.
M. Elena Diaz-Pina Otter, '00 BS Hotel Administration, has joined Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects as its marketing manager. She manages both the marketing and business development departments. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society for Professional Marketing Services, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the Young Contractors Forum, and the American Public Works Association. She is cofounder of the Las Vegas chapter of Commercial Real Estate Networking & Beer.
Phillip Dart, '01 BS Education, is the performance, data, and training manager in workforce development services at Vincennes University. He is responsible for monitoring several workforce programs under the Workforce Investment Act, including adult services, dislocated worker services, and youth programs. He and his wife, Judy, live in Bloomington, Ind.
Adrienne Hester, '01 BA Communication Studies, is a marketing and communications strategist and event consultant. She owns TwoGirlsConsulting, a firm developing effective messaging and clear and concise marketing and communication strategies from research, planning, and evaluation to build awareness and grow businesses.
Brian Weems, '01 BS Business Administration, '04 Master of Education, teachers math and coaches boys' varsity soccer at Sandia High School in Albuquerque, N.M.
Marion Smith, '02 BS Education, was appointed principal of Lowell Elementary School is Seattle in August 2012. Previously, he was assistant principal of Madrona K-8 School in Seattle and founding director of culture at Young Scholars Frederick Douglass, a K-8 turnaround school in North Philadelphia, Penn. Before that he worked for the Clark County School District in a variety of positions, including teacher and dean of students. He currently is enrolled in the executive leadership superintendent program at Seattle University.
Jennifer Critchley Toledano, '02 BS Education, recently retired from the U.S. Army for medical reasons after more than 21 years. A combat engineer who led and commanded forces in battle, she participated in all campaigns from the Gulf War to Afghanistan. Married for 21 years, she has two children in college, son Emile and daughter Yvette, who plans to attend dental school at UNLV. She lists her hobby as "returning to civilian life." She lives in Bridgport, Vt.
Robert Caldwell Drollinger, '03 MS Biomedical Engineering, says his hobbies include art, music, and space. Before a car accident led to a disability retirement, he taught in the medical magnet program at Rancho High School for seven years. He lives in Romania.
Jacqueline Hager-Bodnar, '03 BA Interdisciplinary Studies, is a professional writer. She has written more than 2,500 articles that have been published in magazines, newspapers, and elsewhere. She also is a prolific blogger. She is the author of the book Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger, which is scheduled to be published by Skyhorse Publishing in June. She recently became a Florida Master Naturalist and also started and runs the Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, reading, writing, traveling, and collecting seashells. She has two children. The family lives in Port Orange, Fla.
Mary Beth Hartleb, '03 JD, has been appointed to the Workforce Investment Board by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. She lives in Henderson.
Michael Huerta, '03 BA Philosophy, recently wrapped up what he describes as a great first year as a sole practitioner attorney in New York City. He focuses on personal injury, criminal defense, and bankruptcy law.
Lorraine Jurist, '03 Master of Social Work, is a social worker in a dialysis clinic. Her hobbies include hiking, dancing, and advocating for an improved health care system.
Pablo Sanchez Ortiz, '03 BS Business Administration, works in the IT department of Heidelberg Cement as an SAP Finance business analyst. He has traveled extensively all over the world and now is concentrating on Eastern Europe. He says he and his wife have only one hobby -- their Harley Davidson. They live in Heidelberg, Germany.
Laura Stanzione, '03 BA Communication Studies, graduated from Anderson University with a master's degree in elementary education and now works as a tutor. She specializes in working with students with learning disabilities and uses the Orton-Gillingham approach. The mother of a 6-year-old son, she takes ballet lessons and enjoys reading juvenile literature. They live in Anderson, S.C.
Wanda Brister, '04 Doctor of Musical Arts, is an associate professor of voice at Florida State University. She lives in Tallahassee.
Randee Dickman Busch, '04 BS Hotel Administration, is catering and conference manager for the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Her daughter, Morgan, was born June 21, 2012.
Lori Fulton, '04 Master of Education, '12 Ph.D. Teacher Education, won the 2013 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for her dissertation titled "Writing in Science: Influences of Professional Development on Teachers' Beliefs, Practices, and Student Performance." Her dissertation was completed under the direction of education professor Jian Wang.
Josh Haldeman, '04 BS Business Administration, is a vice president and a commercial loan officer of Bank of Nevada. He married in 2001 and has five children. His hobbies include running, watching college basketball, and coaching children's soccer and baseball teams.
Alma Myers, '04 BS International Business, is a registered representative of NYLIFE Securities, an affiliate of New York Life Insurance Co. Her passion is to help those who want to be helped. Her hobbies are networking, yoga, and volunteering for any good cause.
Timothy Rainey, '04 BA Communication Studies, is the program director for WDZH-FM, a CBS Radio top 40 station in Detroit. He lives in Royal Oak.
Zhuo Wang, '04 MS Hotel Administration, is a senior manager of finance at Expedia. Now a resident of Seattle, he previously worked and lived in Texas.
Timothy Anderson, '05 BA Film Studies, completed his first film, Two Hundred Thousand Dirty, which currently is playing in festivals. It is a dark comedy about some blue-collar losers who work in a mattress store and plot to kill someone. It stars Mark Greenfield, Coolio, Rocio Verdejo, and C. Clayton Blackwell. It was the only North American film selected for showing at Italy's 2013 Rome Independent Film Festival. Among the other festivals it has played or will be playing are those in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Anchorage, Alaska; Boston; and Santiago, Chile. It had its Nevada premiere at the Vegas Indie Film Fest. He lives in Littleton, Colo.
Zlatan Coralic, '05 BS Biology, was a 2012 recipient of a new investigator research grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation. He will use the $20,000 grant to conduct a study titled "Root Cause Analysis of Adverse Drug Events Leading to an Emergency Department Visit" in conjunction with a senior investigator. He was one of only two pharmacist investigators in the nation to receive the grant last year. He is a clinical pharmacist in the department of pharmacy and emergency medicine at the University of San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Pharmacy.
Elio Montes, '05 BA Economics, is founder and CEO of Montes Enterprises. Among the most notable companies he has launched are Bolivia's leading online jobs site; the largest real-estate classifieds site in Bolivia; a social media agency that works with some of the largest corporations in the country, including 3M and Banco National de Bolivia; and a sales outsourcing company in the telecom industry. He lives in Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia.
Scott Turner, '05 BA Psychology, was named wide receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns in January. He joined the professional coaching ranks in 2011 as offensive quality control coach for the Carolina Panthers. Previously, he had served as both wide receivers coach and offensive assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. At UNLV he was quarterback and a three-year letterman. He is the son of former NFL head coach and current Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
Thomas Cahill, '06 M.Ed. Special Education, teaches special education math courses at Tiffin Columbian High School in Tiffin, Ohio. He lives in Galion.
Donna Childers, '06 BS Education, teaches kindergarten at Bell Elementary School. This is her seventh year of teaching. In August she will celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary. Her son is Charles Childers, '12 BA Film Studies.
Kelley Nyquist Goldberg, '06 JD, is a shareholder in the Las Vegas office of the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. She heads the intellectual property and technology department in Las Vegas. Her practice focuses on establishing, protecting, and defending intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad.
Yvonne Randall, '06 Ed.D. Special Education, is director of the School of Occupational Therapy at Touro University Nevada. She is completing a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her hobbies include following Lady Rebels volleyball and basketball.
Wendy Starr, '06 BS Architecture, has joined the interior design team at Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects. She is working on numerous projects, including Ameristar Resorts Lake Charles and the Zappo's.com Photo and Video Studio.
Robert Taylor, '06 MS Hotel Administration, in February was named general manager at Chocolate Pizza Company's newest retail location, Eastgate Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati. He and his wife, Eva, have three children, Sean, 18; Bradford, 15; and Chloe, 11. His hobbies include rowing, swimming, and lifting weights. The family lives in Amelia.
David Bell, '07 BA Economics, owns and operates a small design and engineering company that focuses on providing contractors, architects, and other companies and consultants with engineering and technical services. He has 10 years of experience in engineering and design. His hobbies include surfing, reading, working out, and cooking. He lives in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Douglas Carpenter, '07 Bachelor of Music, won the $15,000 first prize at the 15th annual Lotte Lenya Competition held at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., in April. The international theater singing contest recognizes talented young singer/actors, ages 19-32 who are dramatically and musically convincing with a wide repertoire. Carpenter, a baritone, impressed the judges with a dynamic program that included "Tanzlied de Pierrot" from Korngold's Die tote Stadt and "Molasses to Rum" from the Sherman Edwards musical 1776.
Dana Covotsos, '07 BS Hotel Administration, is an account executive at ML International. Her hobbies are traveling, playing sports, and hanging out with friends and family. She and her husband have two sons, Dylan and Easton. The family lives in Naperville, Ill.
Laura Graves, '07 BA Art, launched a company, Top Banana Photography, shortly after graduation. She specializes in weddings. This year the company was recognized by WeddingWire as being in the top 5 percent of wedding professionals nationwide. In 2012 the company was given the Rising Star Award by Las Vegas Bride magazine and she was included in a write-up in examiner.com as one of the top five wedding photographers in Las Vegas. Her hobbies include business development, public speaking, teaching photography, painting, drawing, reading, kickboxing, gardening, home decorating, and cooking.
Michael Kanet, '07 BS Management Information Systems, launched iTernal Networks in 2009 and recently added his third employee. The company provides managed IT support services to small- and medium-sized businesses and considers itself the IT department for companies that do not have their own internal IT departments. The company manages networks, servers, and computers to prevent downtime. He and his wife have three children, Ellie, Reagan, and Mason, ranging in age from 5 years to 12 months. His hobby is attending UNLV basketball games.
Tescily Maguire, '07 BA Journalism & Media Studies, works for Ohana Broadcast Co. on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where she has learned marketing, commercial traffic, and sales in the radio industry. She coaches the varsity volleyball team at Kapaa High School. Previously she worked at WBKO in Bowling Green, Ky., as news editor, environmental blogger, news producer, and writer and at KVVU in Las Vegas as a news producer. She was part of the group that won an Emmy in the best team coverage category from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for coverage of the fatal crash of racecar driver Dan Weldon. Her hobbies include volleyball, cooking, crafts, throwing themed parties, and taking her dog to the beach. She lives in Kapaa.
Tony Masini, '07 BA Psychology, recently graduated with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. He has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.
Jamie Albright, '08 BA English, earned her master's degree in writing at UNR in 2012. This fall she will begin UNR's Ph.D. program in rhetoric and composition. She wrote a feature-length script for her master's thesis, which she has been submitting to contests and agents. She since has begun work on another screenplay. She says she has a passion for roller skating, film, raising her daughter, and yoga. Additionally, she is becoming a more accomplished vegetarian cook. She shops at locally owned used bookstores and has started a collection of first editions. She lives in Reno.
Adrienne Davis, '08 M.Ed. Educational Leadership, is manager of hospital services for United Blood Services. They collect and manage the inventory of blood and blood products for the Las Vegas area. She has three children who are college graduates, including Staci Davis, '09 BA English, who teaches at Clark High School, and Scott Davis, '12 BS Education. Her hobbies include reading, studying the Bible, and volunteering in the community.
John Green, '08 Ph.D. Civil Engineering, and his wife, Margaux, welcomed the birth of their second son, Joseph William, on Dec. 19. The family lives in Plainfield, Ill.
Brittany McCoy, '08 BA Journalism & Media Studies, has been named resource development director of Communities in Schools Nevada.
Ashley Drozd Zimmerman, '08 BA Communication Studies, says she has found her dream job working as a birth doula. Her job is to support a birthing mother and her partner physically, emotionally, and spiritually during childbirth with the goal of helping them achieve their dream birth. She, herself, had a doula during the birth of her second child. She and her husband of five years, Benji, have two children, Lexi, 3, and Jude, 1. Her hobbies include birth education, essential oil education, natural healing advocacy, reading, hiking, yoga, and meeting friends for coffee dates.
Amanda Hurst, '09 BA Sociology, '11 MA Criminal Justice, is program manager for the nonprofit organization White Horse Youth Ranch, the only free horsemanship training program in Clark County for socially challenged youths between the ages of 8 and 18. She is engaged to Michael Gordon, '08 MA Public Administration, who is working on a doctoral degree in public administration and who serves as president of UNLV's Graduate & Professional Student Association. She is a board member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and a member of Vegas Young Professionals.
Julius Scarlett, '09 BS Hotel Administration, Borko Bojanic, '07 BS Hotel Administration, and Jessica Perahia, '11 BS Hotel Administration, launched an online travel agency, Scarlett Hospitality Group, a hotel consulting firm and online search engine. In November the company was part of the Luxury Travel Convention in Las Vegas.
Kristopher Munn, '10 BA Economics, is a partner in Marino-Munn Partners, a company that does development consulting work in Asia, focusing on resorts and golf courses. The company recently opened offices in Vietnam and Cambodia when it added Southeast Asia projects to its existing projects in Northern China.
D. Christopher Perkins, '10 MFA Creative Writing, teaches writing and literature at the College of Southern Nevada. He also is staff editor of Red Rock Review, a literary and visual art journal. He has written several chapbooks, including Tradition of Bedrock & Derivatives and For If He Flees. Additionally, he has translated poems by Guy Thomas and Alain Suied from French into English. He enjoys hiking, swimming, and traveling.
Trevor Hewitt, '11 Master of Hotel Administration, owns and operates two nightlife venues in San Francisco and three nightlife venues in Sacramento. He plans to open his first Las Vegas venue, Pizza Rock Las Vegas, downtown this fall with chef Tony Gemignani. He lives in San Francisco.
Andrew Insigne, '11 BS Hotel Administration, works as the marketing manager at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan. He also is a celebrity assistant at major live award shows in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, including the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. He has served as a production assistant at large-scale events, including the Electric Daisy Carnival and the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
Charles Childers, '12 BA Film Studies, is completing his first year of graduate study in film at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. His mother is Donna Childers, '06 BS Education.
Angela Douglas, '12 MBA, works as associate director for the Center for Entrepreneurship at UNLV. In March she was recognized as a member of the class of 2013 Las Vegas Business Press Rising Stars for her work with the center.
Christopher Humes, '12 JD, has joined the litigation department of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate. His practice will focus on employee benefits. Previously, he served as a judicial law clerk for the 5th Judicial District Court in Nye County and as a paralegal for the gang crimes unit of the Clark County district attorney's office.
Kristine Leavitt, '12 MS Nursing, is a board-certified nurse practitioner in the neurosurgery practice of Dr. Aury Nagy. She previously worked as transplant services coordinator for University Medical Center (UMC) and as a registered nurse for both UMC and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.
Donna Weiss, '12 BS Education, is executive assistant to the dean of UNLV's Lee Business School. She started at UNLV in 1990 as a management assistant II in the College of Education. She had begun pursuing her bachelor's degree in 1985 in Cleveland. She suspended her studies in 1992 while raising two children. She returned to her undergraduate studies in 2008. Now she is considering beginning a master's program in education this fall. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, billiards, and attending music performances.
Mohammad Saadeh, '12 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, is a tenure-track assistant professor at Southeastern Louisiana University. He and his wife, Hanaa Shaheen, '12 MS Kinesiology, have two sons and are expecting a girl. The family lives in Hammond.