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Alumni Engagement News

Current Alumni News

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Campus News |

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

Audrey James rides in the first car in the Homecoming Parade.
People |

Audrey James was one of the few African Americans in UNLV's earliest classes and a lifelong educator.

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UNLV History |

Homecoming brings students and alumni to gether to celebrate at traditions like the golf cart parade, festival, and football game.

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Campus News |

Investing in the future is a defining principle for longtime finance professor whose donation created new experiential learning program.

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People |

UNLV's Tribal Education Initiative gives its new director an outlet for advocacy and Native students the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Campus News |

The new initiative raised $7,742 within the first seven months.

Alumni In The News

British Universities' International Liaison Association

Enabling a story-telling environment to allow international educators to develop and build intercultural confidence is gaining ground with a UNESCO-backed initiative and global rotation of a Chair in Intercultural Competences.

Las Vegas Review Journal

“To infinity and beyond” has a special meaning for UNLV alumna Samantha Gruwell, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film in 2005 and now works as a department manager in the feature film production division of Pixar Animation Studios.


Today, Governor Sisolak joined UNLV Alumni for the 2022 UNLV Rebel Advocates Spring Luncheon at Fleming’s in Las Vegas today. The event brought together Alumni who participate in the Rebel Advocates program by supporting higher education, university priorities, and the interests of the UNLV alumni community.


I lost a friend not long ago, and so did Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal

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

Nevada Business

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.

Recent Alumni Accomplishments

UNLV Alumni Association's "DisruptHERs: How women are leading change in the sport industry” was presented by Nancy Lough (Education), director of the intercollegiate and Professional Sport Management program, and co-director of UNLV's Sport Innovation Initiative. Women’s sport is on the rise. Viewership, attendance, sponsorship investment,…
Dr. Jeff Cummings (Brain Health) published "Trial of Pimavanserin in Dementia-Related Psychosis" in the New England Journal of Medicine.       
John Starkey (Business), Savannah Baltera (Campus Life), Amy Carito (Business Affairs), Amber Sevart (Student Engagement and Diversity), and Liane Lee (Alumni) headed an awareness and fundraising event in April on behalf of the Administrative Faculty Committee that benefited the local nonprofit Project 150. Project 150 is an organization dedicated…
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…
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…
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…