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Obituaries — Fall 2018

From UNLV Magazine fall 2018 issue

People  |  Sep 4, 2018  |  By UNLV News Center

Kenneth Dalton

Dalton, a professor of accounting, died in April. He came to UNLV in 2014 and still was on the faculty at the time of his death, teaching accounting information systems. A California native, he earned his doctoral degree in accounting from the University of Kansas.

Lawrence Golding

Golding, professor emeritus of kinesiology, died May 14. A UNLV distinguished professor, he joined the faculty in 1976. The South Africa native served as executive director of the Southwest chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and was editor-in-chief of the ACSM Health and Fitness Journal. In 1995 he received the YMCA National Treasure Award. In 2016 he was inducted into the YMCA Hall of Fame. He retired from UNLV in 2013 at the age of 87.

John Horvath

Horvath, professor emeritus of criminal justice, died May 20, following a long illness. He died on his 81st birthday, having celebrated with a shot of Maker’s Mark whisky and Frank Sinatra’s version of Fly Me to the Moon. He came to UNLV in 1970 to join its newly created criminal justice program, planning to stay just a few years. He retired in 2003.

Teresa Jordan

Jordan, professor emeritus of educational leadership, died June 3. She joined the UNLV faculty in 1990 and retired in 2011. She served as both interim dean and associate dean of the College of Education and as chair of the department of educational leadership.

Helena Lagos

Lagos, a student in the Lee Business School, died April 9 in an airplane crash in Arizona. A native of Honduras, she was majoring in international business with a minor in global entrepreneurship. She was executive director of the Rebel Venture Fund, a student-run group that invests in businesses throughout Southern Nevada. A world traveler, she was trilingual.

Robert Mendenhall

Mendenhall, a prominent UNLV donor died June 2. His family led the funding campaign for the Mendenhall Center basketball training facility. The founder of Las Vegas Paving Corp., he not only was instrumental in funding the center, but also founded the Mendenhall Innovation Program in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and the Mendenhall Innovation & Design Laboratory. During his career he was granted more than 50 patents, including one for recycling asphalt-aggregate compositions, and was inducted into the Nevada Inventors Hall of Fame by the Lee School of Business and into the inaugural class of the College of Engineering’s Academy of Engineering. In 2006 he received an honorary doctorate of law degree from UNLV.