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Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement News

Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs 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 | October 19, 2021

Silver State Award winner Miriam Shearing doesn't consider herself a trailblazer, but she has been a pioneer in state law and an important philanthropist for UNLV.

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People | October 15, 2021

Patrick T. Smith Achievement in Service Award Paul Chaffee helped revive UNLV's Real Estate Club, and has been an integral part of the Lied Center for Real Estate, working extensively to show the next generation of real estate agents the right way to do business.

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Campus News | October 14, 2021

Alumni volunteers encouraged to give back by helping students develop their professional skills.

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People | October 13, 2021

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year Caitlin Saladino helps provide significant insights into the Mountain West for researchers, policymakers, and the public alike.

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People | October 12, 2021

Volunteerism was an essential part of College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Zane Marshall's career path.

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People | October 8, 2021

School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year Brian Labus was instrumental in Nevada's fight against COVID-19, serving on the governor's task force and leading a small army of contact tracers.

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement In The News

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.

CASE
September 1, 2021

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

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 7, 2019

While UNLV’s homecoming is next week, there was an unofficial kick-off today with the 2nd Annual #RebelsGive fundraising drive Nov. 7 and 8.

Las Vegas Sun
March 15, 2019

Philanthropist and longtime UNLV supporter Robert “Bruce” Layne died Friday at the age of 73 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, the university announced today.

Recent Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Accomplishments

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.
February 4, 2019
Caleen Johnson (Foundation) and Stine Odegard (Service Learning and Leadership) have been announced as members of the 2019 cohort of Jameson Fellows.  In 2013, Gard Jameson developed the program to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. This program will enrich the work currently being done by these departments and better...
November 9, 2018
Amy Bouchard and Chad Warren (both Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement) were awarded the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Pinnacle Award for their work with the UNLV Alumni Association at a ceremony held this week. They won in the category for Tactics: Best Usage of Data/Analytics for the UNLV Alumni Attitude Survey from 2017. This...
September 18, 2018
The UNLV Student Alumni Association partnered with the Pack Shack to support the food insecurity needs of the campus community. Alumni and students teamed up and packed meals for those in need. More than 12,800 meals were packed by volunteers on Monday. All meals were delivered to the UNLV Food Pantry to help students and staff. Photos from the...
August 23, 2018
UNLV has received two 2018 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honors are given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. UNLV is one of six public universities nationwide with endowments of less than $350 million to be honored for...