Topic: People

brandi planet standing with arms folded
People | February 5, 2021
Alumna puts communication, law degrees to work while co-founding new firm.
A doctor in scrubs points to a medical image
People | February 5, 2021
A bout with malaria put Oluwafunmilola Okuyemi on the path to becoming a physician. Today she and UNLV colleagues have pioneered a way to lessen COVID-19 spread during surgery.
Portrait of Holly Samayoa is the Rookie of the Year in the Classified Employee of the Year Awards for 2020
People | February 3, 2021
After more than a decade, Holly Samayoa earned her UNLV degree and now has been recognized as the university's Rookie of the Year.
Sabra Newby
People | February 2, 2021
New Vice President of Government and Community Affairs Sabra Newby is ready to advocate for UNLV as a new legislative session dawns.
Michael Chin with his replica wrestling championship belt.
People | February 1, 2021
Jumping out of a plane at age 30 inspired professor Mike Chin to take more risks in his career as a writer — and in his love life.
A woman prepares a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine
People | January 29, 2021
UNLV Medicine workers part of the COVID-19 battle as vaccine rollout is just beginning.
Portrait of Theresa Boucher is the 2020 Classified Employee of the Year recipient.
People | January 27, 2021
Theresa Boucher, the top 2020 Classified Employee of the Year, keeps her dean's office running while mentoring first-gen students.
woman posed on playground
People | January 26, 2021
UNLV’s early outreach coordinator promotes higher education to expand the college-going pipeline and build bridges between UNLV and the community. 
Erin Zimmerman, director of the UNLV Writing Center leaning on a railing.
People | January 25, 2021
Writing isn’t a talent of a select few; it’s a skill we all can improve upon, says the new director of the UNLV Writing Center.
Portrait of Colin Tewey is an Admin Services Officer 1 in University Services.
People | January 20, 2021
Colin Tewey, a 2020 Classified Employee of the Year, keeps the stream of mail moving smoothly across campus. On weekends, it's trout-filled streams that call to him.
man seated at picnic table with red typewriter
People | January 19, 2021
A cross-country move at the start of a pandemic proves perfectly timed for the new director of communications for Student Affairs.
A man and woman pose in front of a Maryland Parkway building
People | January 15, 2021
Alumnus and former professor acknowledges role UNLV had in his career through planned gift.