Topic: first-generation student

A photo of Akaisha Cook delivering a speech at the 2019 UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner.
Campus News | November 22, 2019
Honors College student Akaisha Cook one of just 30 nationwide to receive 2020 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
Man stands with back to a whiteboard, talking to students
Campus News | September 27, 2019
Criminal justice mentorship program helps first-generation students navigate college
Michael and Gloria Flores
People | May 20, 2019
Gloria Flores and her son, Michael, share a stage as they both earn degrees on the same day.
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.
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.