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Alumni Engagement News

Current Alumni News

Professor Nancy Lough standing in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

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People | December 11, 2020

Alumna and sports journalist Cassie Soto returns to UNLV-TV's studios to co-host Tuesday's ceremonies.

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Campus News | November 5, 2020

New head of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement understands the key role UNLV plays in expanding opportunities for the Nevadans.

A man sits on a couch with his wife and four children
People | October 6, 2020

Integrated Health Sciences Alumnus of the Year Edwin Suarez's interest in physical therapy started with an injury of his own.

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People | September 29, 2020

Alumnus Oliver Wu now recruits UNLV students for their career ambition, can-do attitude, and ability to communicate with diverse people.

A man holds up a UNLV license plate reading "Piotr"
People | September 23, 2020

College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year Piotr Tomasik has been involved in several startups since his 2009 commencement.

Alumni In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 31, 2020

University of Nevada Las Vegas Alumni Association installed Stacey Purcell as president.

Nevada Business
November 22, 2019

Goodwill of Southern Nevada is proud to announce the addition of Rick Arpin to their board of directors. Arpin, seasoned finance and operational professional, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Currently, Arpin serves as an executive with NRT Technology, a provider of financial services technology and other hardware and software products to the gaming industry.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 21, 2019

Half a century after graduating from UNLV, 105-year-old Audrey James was back on campus last week as honorary homecoming queen.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 12, 2019

Rebel pride to take over the valley with UNLV Homecoming week.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 8, 2019

Rebels Give challenges the community to raise as much money as possible in 1,957-minutes. The fundraising challenge uses that specific number to honor the year UNLV was founded in 1957.

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.

Recent Alumni Accomplishments

December 7, 2020
Iris Martinez and Lisa Carnes (both Nursing) each received a $2,500 scholarship from the UNLV Alumni Association. The scholarships were made possible as a result professor Alona Angosta, director of the master of science - nursing program, receiving the UNLV Outstanding Faculty Award this year. Both students applied for and were recognized for...
April 30, 2020
Kassie Moore (Career Services) was published in the 29th edition of Journal of Student Affairs for her research "Career Advising and Development in Community College: A Review of the Literature and Implications for Practice." Her findings will pave the way for future research projects as well as provide community colleges with a different...
February 28, 2020
Lynn Meadors (Career Services) has been awarded an Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds to assist with attaining the certified...
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...
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...