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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 | December 5, 2022

This fundraiser is the ultimate hype woman – and she makes a mean chocolate chip cookie, too!

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People | November 22, 2022

The Brayden Smith Group Study Room acknowledges the time the alumnus spent studying at Lied Library.

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Campus News | November 11, 2022

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?”

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People | October 12, 2022

This former Alumni Association president continues to build relationships by connecting Rebels to each other for career development.

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People | October 11, 2022

Nancy Rapoport has always pitched in to smooth things out. Now she's the Alumni Association's 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award winner.

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People | October 4, 2022

Nursing Alumnus of the Year Robert J. Vadovic is as committed to mentoring fellow nurses as he is to helping patients.

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

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.
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…
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…