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Alumni Engagement News

Current Alumni News

Renee Rivera-Ghelfi smiling while working at her computer.
People | April 26, 2021

The alumni engagement events coordinator makes the plans to make people happy.

Close-up of Lisa Danielson with her head thrown back, laughing.
People | March 31, 2021

UNLV alumna shoots for the stars and lands at NASA and Los Alamos.

Campus News | March 24, 2021

Nontraditional student scholars benefit from re-entry scholarships.

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Business and Community | March 1, 2021

Annual Rebels Give event turns to the sometimes subtle and rich ways that philanthropy ties together UNLV and Las Vegans.

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Business and Community | February 26, 2021

Rebels Give is a 1,957-minute fundraising drive (in honor of the date of UNLV’s founding) that encourages the community to get involved and support campus programs.

Navy Commander Stephen Col, facing camera in uniform and saluting
People | February 22, 2021

Naval commander Stephen Col leaves a legacy of transformation and growth following his time at UNLV’s Army ROTC.

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

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...
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...