Urban Affairs Alumni Stories

Sage Sammons
May 31, 2018
People

Communication Studies grad Sage Sammons is helping to spread the word of an improbable Stanley Cup finalist as the Vegas Golden Knights' director of communications.


woman outside
May 9, 2018
People

The president of the grad student association and UNLV employee added another Rebel degree to her credentials.


May 9, 2018
People

The nontraditional student worked as a flight attendant and juggled motherhood as she discovered her path to becoming a storyteller.


Breanna Boppre
May 8, 2018
Research

Boppre channeled her childhood experience into a lifelong goal of bringing changes to the incarceration system in order to help people rebuild their lives.


Portrait of Yuri Graves, UNLV's first emergency manager, stands by a call box.
Mar 23, 2018
People

The university's emergency manager comes by his experience with crisis planning courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.


Wesley Hirni and Chuck Akin in their studio.
Dec 20, 2017
People

When The Killers wanted to film a video in their hometown this year, they called UNLV grads Chuck Akin and Wes Hirni to guide their way.


Vanessa Hauc
Sep 28, 2017
People

As climate change and hurricanes dominate the news, alumna and Telemundo journalist Vanessa Hauc is raising awareness on the impact in Latino communities.


Portrait of Jason L Wasden
Sep 18, 2017
People

This new director of government affairs said he was drawn to UNLV where innovation knows no bounds.


Group of police officers
Aug 17, 2017
Campus News

Students in UNLV's crisis and emergency management program focus on preparedness for potential disasters


Sara Leoni
Apr 25, 2017
People

Sara Leoni, the College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year, finds that a great team can last a lifetime.