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New Faces 2017

Mallory Poole talking to a student.
Dec 18, 2017

The prospect of helping student-athletes pursue their dreams and the opportunity to work again with Desiree Reed-Francois drew this new member of the athletics department to UNLV.

Portrait of Kurt Houser
Dec 11, 2017

Mentoring future health care leaders is a priceless opportunity, according to this Community Health Sciences faculty member.

Portrait of Dr. Abraham "Jim" Nagy, Acting Chairman Department of Neurology, UNLV School of Medicine. 
Dec 4, 2017

This neurologist is passionate about helping children — and about improving the medical infrastructure in Southern Nevada.

Natesse West Melendez
Nov 27, 2017

One of the first in her family to graduate from college, this new human resources employee feels at home on UNLV’s “rainbow” campus.

Portrait of Marieta Simeonova Pissarro
Nov 13, 2017

The new director of the English Language Center says collaboration is key to helping international students attain English proficiency.

Michelle Tomasino portrait
Nov 6, 2017

This recent hire ensures that clinical research trials transfer to UNLV’s new School of Medicine smoothly.

Portrait of Miles Boulton
Oct 30, 2017

An advisor with an unexpected career path

Emily Shreve working with students at table.
Oct 23, 2017

Having experienced a terrible first semester in college, this staff member is determined to make sure UNLV freshmen don't have that same misfortune.

Portrait of Aaron A. Bellow Jr.
Oct 16, 2017

This professor says being able to positively impact people’s lives makes nursing a satisfying career choice.

Michael Bruner
Oct 3, 2017

Performance poetry led the new chair of communication studies to a career studying the power of persuasion.