The 2018 Class: Rebels Who Inspire

Favorite memories, biggest challenges, and what it means to be a Rebel.

In This Series

Michael Moncfrieff
People | May 7, 2018
The commencement speaker is exploring the way ethnic violence explodes, in a bid to eventually help stop crises before they start.
Breanna Boppre
Research | May 8, 2018
Boppre channeled her childhood experience into a lifelong goal of bringing changes to the incarceration system in order to help people rebuild their lives.
man outside in skeleton tshirt
People | May 9, 2018
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.
woman outside
People | May 9, 2018
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.
People | May 9, 2018
The nontraditional student worked as a flight attendant and juggled motherhood as she discovered her path to becoming a storyteller.
woman outside
People | May 9, 2018
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.
woman outside by rose garden
People | May 9, 2018
At UNLV, the Las Vegas native found a welcoming community. Now she hopes to recreate the positive learning environment she experienced.
woman outdoors
People | May 9, 2018
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.
man outside
People | May 9, 2018
Berry transferred to UNLV so he could mash up communication studies with business to prepare for a career in the music industry.
woman outside in medical scrubs
People | May 9, 2018
After graduation, the Reno native is heading to Portland, Oregon, for a year to complete her general practice residency at Oregon Health & Science University.
woman outside
People | May 9, 2018
The president of the grad student association and UNLV employee added another Rebel degree to her credentials.
man outside
People | May 9, 2018
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.

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