first-generation student

woman standing with street behind her
Jun 6, 2018
People

Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first in her family to graduate from college and now she’s helping other first-generation students get to the finish line, too.


UNLV engineering students
Dec 27, 2017
Campus News

News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.


woman with laptop next to sleeping man
Dec 11, 2017
Campus News

Some inspirational words from Rebels who've made it through another fall semester.


senior Amber Turner and alumna Lisa Danielson
May 3, 2017
Research

UNLV undergraduate and NASA intern Amber Turner shares her remarkable research journey, which may someday lead to human civilizations on other planets.


Images of four interns
Jul 19, 2016
People
From a senator’s office to an energy nonprofit and from Las Vegas to Costa Rica, UNLV students gain professional experience to match their lessons in the classroom.

Margie Toves
May 11, 2016
People

Margie Toves is among the first graduates from a program to produce social workers specializing in children’s mental health.


Students participate in a motion capture exercise
Jun 25, 2015
Campus News

UNLV hosts three-day college bound program for high-achieving Las Vegas students.


Nov 21, 2013
Campus News

This fall’s freshman class is the biggest, smartest class to date. Here’s how new strategies kept Nevada’s brightest in state and opened the eyes of first-gen college students to the opportunity at their doorstep.


Aug 20, 2013
People

College once seemed so unobtainable to academic advisor John Starkey. He'll share his inspiring story of rising from poverty with incoming freshmen this week.


Aug 21, 2012
Research

William on mentoring, the relationship between humans and flies, and how they both will make him a better doctor.