Accomplishments: Student Union and Event Services

June 5, 2020
Keith McMath (Student Union and Event Services) has been elected as the Region I director for the Association of College Unions International. He will be working with member institutions from Nevada, California, Hawaii, Arizona, and New Mexico to further the efforts of college unions through education and outreach. College unions serve as a bridge between the academic, social, and co-curricular needs for university campuses — serving in a variety of capacities and aiding in retention efforts...
May 18, 2020
While we can't be together for the annual Campus Life Top Tier Awards this year, please join us in recognizing this year's nominees and winners. These awards span the different values of the Campus Life cluster including social justice, student and staff development, student engagement, economic viability, infrastructure, academic impact, assessment, and recognition. "Biggest Fan"/Excellence in Recognition — The Student Diversity & Social Justice Latinx Team of Alex Romero, Nicole...
August 12, 2019
Debra Gorov, Riley Sullivan, Ron Buncombe, Keith McMath, Jay Schneider (all Student Union and Event Services) and the entire SUES team are being recognized for their hard work and dedication towards the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union Public Service Forum event. This event, held earlier this month, featured 19 presidential candidates coming to campus and through the Student Union. Recognition goes out to the SUES student staff and other full-time staff who...
May 10, 2019
The Campus Life Achievement awards were held May 7 in the Student Union Ballroom. These awards span the different values of the Campus LifeCluster including Social Justice, student and staff development, student engagement, economic viability, infrastructure, academic impact, assessment, and recognition. This year’s award winners are: Excellence in Student Engagement—Eli Williams (Service Learning and Leadership) Excellence in Infrastructure – John McElrath (Campus Recreational Services)...
December 17, 2018
Student Union & Event Services (Student Affairs) and UNLV have been recognized as a "Top Pick College and University in the US Mountain Region” by Unique Venues. Unique Venues markets conference and event services nationally. UNLV and SUES were recognized as a premier location to partner with for events, conference housing, intern housing, and other services.  From Unique Venues: "There ain’t no mountain high enough that planners in collegiate conference services departments won’t climb to...
September 25, 2018
Jay Nietling (Physics and Astronomy), Katelyn DiBenedetto (Graduate College), Anabel Chavva (Service Learning & Leadership), Sara Tajalli (Writing Center), Shanna Kinzel (Student Union & Event Services), and Jill Zimbelman (Research and Economic Development) are this year's recipients of the Professional Development Awards. These $500 awards are granted to individuals who would like funding for a professional development endeavor. Six are granted each year and can be used toward...
April 4, 2018
Heather Rappaport (Student Union and Event Services) received the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award at the national conference of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors, International last month. She serves as the director for Region 1, which includes 13 U.S. states and three Canadian areas, and is the assistant director for sales & business operations in the Student Union and event services department.     
March 24, 2017
Heather Rappaport (Student Union & Event Services) has earned the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional Certification by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International. Candidates for this certification are required to provide evidence of substantial professional experience, provide volunteer service to the profession, and complete a lengthy research-based examination. She will be recognized at the association's annual conference in Orlando, Florida,...
November 22, 2016
Heather Rappaport (Student Union and Event Services) has been elected the Region 1 director for the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors - International (ACCED-I) professional association for 2017-18. She will be involved in leadership decisions and working with conferences and events for the association as a part of its leadership team. 
November 3, 2015
UNLV was chosen as the 2015 Best Venue to Host a Youth Meeting or Sports Camp by Unique Venues at its annual marketing conference in Washington, DC. Unique Venues is an international organization that connects more than 90,000 event planners with nontraditional event properties. The award was accepted by the Student Union and Event Services department.