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The 2018 Class: Rebels Who Inspire

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

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.

 

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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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