Topic: first-generation student

Exterior of residence halls
Campus News | January 23, 2019
The themed residence hall floor, named for the county's first black landholder, offers students a place to explore African American identity.
People | October 10, 2018
Kris Engelstad McGarry and the Engelstad Family Foundation are helping make the dreams of dozens of UNLV School of Medicine students come true.
woman standing with street behind her
People | June 6, 2018
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
Campus News | December 27, 2017
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
Campus News | December 11, 2017
Some inspirational words from Rebels who've made it through another fall semester.
senior Amber Turner and alumna Lisa Danielson
Research | May 3, 2017
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
People | July 19, 2016
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
People | May 11, 2016
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
Campus News | June 25, 2015
UNLV hosts three-day college bound program for high-achieving Las Vegas students.
Campus News | November 21, 2013
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.
People | August 20, 2013
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.
Research | August 21, 2012
William on mentoring, the relationship between humans and flies, and how they both will make him a better doctor.