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Alumni Engagement News

Current Alumni News

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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?”

man posing at large outdoor statue of coach Jerry Tarkanian
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.

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People | September 30, 2022

Before it was UNLV, it was Nevada Southern — and the starting point for Marydean Martin's career in library science, as well as her passion for accessible programs in literacy.

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People | September 15, 2022

Nevada's superintendent of public instruction found inspiration to become a teacher out on the slopes.

Alumni In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 15, 2022

“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.

NV.gov
May 12, 2022

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.

KNPR News
November 13, 2021

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

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.

Recent Alumni Accomplishments

July 29, 2021
Dr. Jeff Cummings (Brain Health) published "Trial of Pimavanserin in Dementia-Related Psychosis" in the New England Journal of Medicine.       
May 5, 2021
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…
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…