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Current Foundation News

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People | July 13, 2022

Undergraduate research experiences helped Jordyn Farewell strengthen her academic performance and get into med school.

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UNLV History | November 1, 2021

Campus tradition raises funds for scholarship while spreading holiday cheer. Here's the back story and how you can participate this year.

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People | August 24, 2021

Philanthropist and Lee Business School namesake remembered for his generosity and commitment to education.

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Campus News | July 2, 2021

The Optum Dr. Tony and Renee Marlon Endowed Chair at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has been awarded to the man who created the state's first orthopaedics residency program.

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UNLV History | June 30, 2021

Marjorie Barrick’s involvement in UNLV and the community went far beyond her time in the classroom. Here's the story of one of our campus' pioneers.

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People | May 10, 2021

HOPE Scholar Theresa Butler earns her bachelor's and dives into public policy based on her experience.

Foundation In The News

GGB News
October 11, 2021

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) has announced the appointment of gaming industry veteran Daron Dorsey as its new executive director, effective March 1, 2022. Dorsey will succeed Marcus Prater, who has served in the position since 2008.

Yogonet
October 5, 2021

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced yesterday the appointment of gaming industry veteran Daron Dorsey as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2022.

iNTERGAME
October 5, 2021

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers has announced the appointment of gaming industry veteran Daron Dorsey as its new executive director, effective March 1, 2022.

Inside Asian Gaming
October 5, 2021

Former Ainsworth Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Group Compliance Officer Daron Dorsey has been named as new Executive Director of industry trade body, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
October 5, 2021

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today the appointment of gaming industry veteran Daron Dorsey as its new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2022.

Travel Weekly
November 17, 2020

One-time-use, recyclable bed sheets; a durable cleaning robot; and a virus-capturing HVAC system were among the winners of the competition spearheaded by the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Recent Foundation Accomplishments

June 14, 2022
Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) was appointed as the first Mel Larson Endowed Chair in Marketing. The endowed chair in was created to honor in perpetuity the memory and exemplary career of marketing pioneer Mel Larson and allows the Lee Business School department of marketing to recruit, retain, and recognize faculty for…
June 14, 2021
Andrew Thomas-Reyes (Nursing) received the 2021 UNLV Research Foundation and UNLV Foundation grant to fund his work, "Testing the Feasibility of Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Smartphone App Intervention for College Student Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Randomized Controlled Trial.” He will be working with Christopher…
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…
August 15, 2019
Joakim Nyoni (Foundation) was selected and participated in the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in July. IEM is a comprehensive executive education program that prepares senior leadership in higher education to address challenges and opportunities that face institutions of higher learning.
February 4, 2019
Caleen Johnson (Foundation) and Stine Odegard (Service Learning and Leadership) have been announced as members of the 2019 cohort of Jameson Fellows.  In 2013, Gard Jameson developed the program to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. This program will enrich the work currently being done by…
August 23, 2018
UNLV has received two 2018 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honors are given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. UNLV is one of six public universities nationwide with endowments of less than $350 million to be honored for…