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Alumni Engagement News

Alumni Engagement offers services and opportunities that support 140,000+ alumni and their families. This includes hosting regional and annual events, as well as communicating occasions for networking and career development.

Current Alumni News

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Arts and Culture |

Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart welcomes MFA candidate Karla Lagunas through Sept. 14; Lagunas created an installation, Meta-Telos III.

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People |

With an artist's attention to detail, the administrative assistant and BTS 'stan' leaves an early impression on on her Lee Business School colleagues.

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People |

Recent UNLV graduate Jalen Valdecantos shares his appreciation of the culture and landmarks he observed as part of Lee Business School's Global Entrepreneurship Experience.

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Research |

Working in the field of immunotherapy, Amani Makkouk’s career was set in motion by her time as a master’s student in the School of Integrated Health Sciences.

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People |

The UNLV professor, one of only 60 certified midwives in Nevada, explains the holistic approach to childbirth that nurse midwives bring to a medical setting.

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People |

UNLV students explore local culture and sights as part of Lee Business School's Global Entrepreneurship Experience.

Alumni In The News

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal

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

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…