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The 2018 Class: Rebels Who Inspire
All the hard work has paid off for these students. On May 12, 2018, they'll join the ranks of the UNLV alumni as they turn their tassles at commencement. Watch the videos and read more about the students featured.
The Las Vegas native completed her undergrad at Reno and returned home for law school. After graduation, she’ll head north again for a clerkship in Carson City.
Boppre channeled her childhood experience into a lifelong goal of bringing changes to the incarceration system in order to help people rebuild their lives.
Berry transferred to UNLV so he could mash up communication studies with business to prepare for a career in the music industry.
The nontraditional student worked as a flight attendant and juggled motherhood as she discovered her path to becoming a storyteller.
After graduation, the Reno native is heading to Portland, Oregon, for a year to complete her general practice residency at Oregon Health & Science University.
DiBenedetto came from New York to study with leading professors and live in a different part of the country. “And Las Vegas is that,” she said.
The research he’s done at UNLV has set Eggleston on a path to addressing movement-related impairments in children with developmental disorders or disabilities.
The president of the grad student association and UNLV employee added another Rebel degree to her credentials.
At UNLV, the Las Vegas native found a welcoming community. Now she hopes to recreate the positive learning environment she experienced.
The commencement speaker is exploring the way ethnic violence explodes, in a bid to eventually help stop crises before they start.
Pechous got involved in several student organizations, was Lee Business School Ambassador, joined the Honors College, and became a new student orientation leader. Next up: Law school.
The first-generation student became president of Student Technologists Association in Radiological Science and plans to return this fall for another degree in MRI pathology.
Sometimes they find that by helping others, they also help themselves.
New composter for campus food waste vastly decreases what ends up in a landfill, all while serving as a point of research for biology students.
International students make a big bang by repping their native countries.