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Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement News

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with UNLV alumni, and stewarding private investment in the university.

Current Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement News

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People | November 14, 2023

Architect Aaron Malmedal leads the design of the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix’s pit building.

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People | November 13, 2023

The web communications specialist is here to turn your content from mid to Gucci. No cap.

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People | November 8, 2023

Alumna Rosedaveia Howell is the first UNLV recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association's Minority Scholarship.

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Campus News | November 3, 2023

The Holiday Card Scholarship campaign has raised over $160,000 and awarded scholarships to over 50 UNLV students. 

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UNLV History | November 2, 2023

Amanda Osse is the first recipient of the award named in honor of Nathan Lindsay, who passed away after a 15-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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People | November 2, 2023

The U.S. Department of Education administrator has built a career in supporting public school students and adults with disabilities.

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement In The News

Sports Handle
November 13, 2023

'Pioneering' grant announced one day before ESPN BET sportsbook launch

Vegas Inc
March 30, 2023

Cindy Rivelli is a seasoned fundraiser and manager who found her calling while studying and working abroad. After graduating from the University of Oregon, she taught English in Lille, France, before moving on to pursue her master’s degree in international relations at King’s College London. While there, Rivelli stumbled into fundraising after taking a job at UNICEF UK.

Pahrump Valley Times
September 20, 2021

Former Nevada Democratic Congressman James Bilbray has died at 83, officials said Sunday.

El Tiempo
September 20, 2021

Former Nevada Democratic Congressman James Bilbray has died at age 83, authorities reported Sunday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 20, 2021

Former Nevada Democratic Congressman James Bilbray has died at 83, officials said Sunday.

September 1, 2021

As many U.S. colleges and universities prepare for a possible return to campus, what challenges will advancement professionals face?

Recent Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Accomplishments

October 18, 2023
Heather Torgersen, DPP (Liberal Arts; Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement) was chosen as a member of Leadership Las Vegas' class of 2024. Leadership Las Vegas is a 10-month executive leadership program sponsored by the Vegas Chamber designed to expand knowledge in the community so that participants become more effective leaders and change agents.
March 31, 2023
Cindy Rivelli (Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement), senior associate vice president for development and principal gifts, was featured in Vegas Inc.'s "40 Under 40: The Best and Brightest of Las Vegas" award series.
June 14, 2022
Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) was appointed as the first Mel Larson Endowed Chair in Marketing. The endowed chair in was created to honor in perpetuity the memory and exemplary career of marketing pioneer Mel Larson and allows the Lee Business School department of marketing to recruit, retain, and recognize faculty for…
March 31, 2022
Darren Vetter (Career Services) published recently with Barnes & Noble a book about what can happen when someone chases their dreams! The chasing takes place in the greatest city on earth. Everyone who has visited Las Vegas can relate to this book and likely can connect to the main character. Enjoy the fun, surprises, and greatness of this…
November 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of…
August 15, 2019
Joakim Nyoni (Foundation) was selected and participated in the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in July. IEM is a comprehensive executive education program that prepares senior leadership in higher education to address challenges and opportunities that face institutions of higher learning.