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Military and Veterans Services News

The Military & Veteran Services helps UNLV's student veterans and active duty military members successfully navigate the academic and administrative pathways of a college education.

Current Military and Veterans Services News

photo of Marine Corporal Justin Atkins
People | September 9, 2022

After serving in Iraq, Marine Cpl. Justin Atkins was inspired to become a doctor by the physicians who treated his injuries after an IED explosion.

Bronze sculpture Of military helmet, rifle, and boots
Business and Community | May 23, 2022

Student veterans and volunteers will carry military-style backpacks loaded with 7,000 dog tags 60 miles from Amargosa Valley to Las Vegas on May 28 and 29.

man on bench
Campus News | November 8, 2021

New partnership with the VA gets student veterans on-campus access to their military benefits and services.

man talking to woman
Campus News | October 12, 2021

Social work student mentors help veterans transition to campus life and conquer new challenges in the classroom.

A student poses in a boxing ring with "UNLV" letters drawn on the wall behind him.
Campus News | July 16, 2021

Enrique Nieto and a team of students are setting out to improve the health of the Las Vegas community.

A student wearing glasses works on a computer with a notebook open
Campus News | April 6, 2021

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Military and Veterans Services In The News

U.S. Army Reserve
June 25, 2021

First Lt. David Montes, 650th Regional Support Group (RSG) HHC Company Commander, was recognized for his outstanding performance and leadership during his time as an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) on June 13, 2021.

Vegas Inc
March 22, 2021

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation named Carole Fisher as the new president of the organization. Fisher has more than 35 years’ experience leading and transforming for-profit and mission-driven health care organizations. Tom Koutsoumpas, who co-founded NPHI in 2014 and has since been president and CEO of NPHI will continue to serve as CEO.

Las Vegas Sun
March 5, 2021

As an Air Force veteran, Andrew Ho felt out of place when he enrolled at UNLV.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 2, 2021

After seven years in the U.S. Air Force, Andrew Ho faced a new challenge in the civilian world: adapting to life as a college student at UNLV.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 25, 2021

Two Las Vegas students are in the spotlight for earning top honors.

February 24, 2021

For veterans returning from deployments and years of active military service, enrolling in and succeeding at college, and transitioning to civilian life, can be a daunting task. Add in a worldwide pandemic and the corresponding isolation, the transition can become even tougher.

Recent Military and Veterans Services Accomplishments

January 29, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing), Christopher Kearney (Psychology), and Ross Bryant (Military and Veteran Services Center) published an article "Student Veterans’ Construction and Enactment of Resilience: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study" and was considered as a top cited article for 2018-19 in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health…
January 27, 2020
The UNLV Military & Veteran Services Center (MVSC) recently hosted a Veterans Affairs (VA) education compliance survey specialist, who conducted a regular audit of VA benefit user files. No discrepancies were found and the auditor bestowed high praise for the team's orderly files and exceptional customer service. This is a testament not only…
February 20, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Beth Gersten (Lee Business School), Emily Shreve (Academic Success Center), Rosan Mitola (Libraries), and Ross Bryant (Military and Veterans Services) presented at the 28th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience.  The topic was "The Color of Success: First-Year Experience Programming at…
April 2, 2018
School of Dental Medicine and the Military & Veteran Services Center received the $10,000 first-place prize in the NV Energy Foundation’s “Power of Good Giveaway” competition. More than 110 nonprofits statewide that support active duty military or military veterans participated in the contest. Nevada residents voted to determine the top three…