In The News: School of Public Policy and Leadership

Cheddar News
May 18, 2023

We know the world can be tough sometimes, so we'd like to take a moment to share One Good Thing happening in the world today. With graduation season in full swing, the reality is that some of our loved ones aren't always able to be at the ceremony in-person, but one father was willing to travel over 30 hours from the Middle East for the special day. U.S. Navy petty officer second-class Douglas Hernandez coordinated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to surprise his daughter Pamela at graduation.

ABC News
May 17, 2023

The father and daughter hadn't seen each other since last summer.

Cafe Mom
May 17, 2023

Whether it’s kindergarten or an advanced degree, graduation is a joyous time in the lives of students and their parents. Completing an academic program takes determination, dedication, and perseverance when things get daunting. So walking across that stage is a moment you usually want to share with all of your loved ones, especially the parents who helped get you to this point in your life.

Good Morning America
May 17, 2023

Douglas Hernandez flew in from overseas to see his daughter graduate!

Good Morning America
May 16, 2023

A Navy service member who had been stationed in the Middle East since last summer traveled more than 30 hours to surprise his daughter at her graduation on May 12.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 16, 2023

There was a big surprise for one UNLV student at her graduation ceremony on Friday.

Sunny 106.5
May 16, 2023

A commencement ceremony turned into an emotional reunion for a UNLV graduate and her military father. During Friday's graduation, Pamela Hernandez received the surprise of a lifetime when she was reunited with her father after almost a year apart.

May 15, 2023

Pamela Hernandez was excited to walk across the stage at her college graduation, but the moment got even sweeter when her military father was able to travel from overseas to surprise her at the ceremony.

May 14, 2023

A commencement ceremony in Las Vegas turned into a heartfelt reunion between a military father and his daughter. For Douglas Hernandez, watching his daughter graduate was a moment he simply couldn't miss again.

May 12, 2023

Father who has been deployed since July surprises daughter at UNLV graduation.

May 12, 2023

On Friday night, a military father who has been deployed in the Middle East since July surprised his daughter at her UNLV graduation.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
March 1, 2023

Fundraisers often don’t realize they’re headed toward burnout until it’s too late. Their commitment to the mission and drive to meet development goals can keep them laser-focused on the work at the expense of their own well-being.