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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

Alexandria Sawin poses for a photo with her daughter and husband.
Campus News | January 9, 2019

Alexandria Sawin named 2018 Student Veteran of the Year, UNLV Rebel Vets named finalist for Chapter of the Year.

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Campus News | October 29, 2018

Military Times magazine ranks UNLV 33rd nationally among four-year institutions in annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” edition.

UNLV veteran services flyers
Campus News | April 11, 2018

This is the 8th consecutive year UNLV has earned the designation from G.I. Jobs Magazine.

Ross Bryant
Campus News | January 5, 2018

A compilation of media coverage profiling just a few of the many people of UNLV who made news in 2017.

Campus News | November 21, 2017

The Military Times rankings are based on a survey of the veteran support services, special rules, accommodations, and financial incentives offered to students with military ties.

man in meeting with dog
People | November 9, 2017

For veteran Randy Dexter, man's best friend —and a campus organization — made all the difference.

Military and Veterans Services In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 21, 2019

Democrat Jacky Rosen stopped by the Las Vegas Readiness Center today, Feb. 20, one of the home bases for our National Guard, to take a look around and to talk about veterans getting jobs.

KXNT 840 AM
January 25, 2019

Office of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto will be hosting a career fair for veterans and their families this weekend.

Senator Cortez Masto's office will partner with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Military and Veteran Services Center, UNLV Career Services, and Work for Warriors Nevada to host this career fair for Nevada veterans and their families. The career fair will feature employers from federal, state and local agencies in industries such as technology, healthcare, engineering, teaching, public safety and government.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 8, 2019

When California native Alexandria Sawin graduated from in 2009, her family was in economic turmoil. Her dad, a construction worker, and her mom, a real estate agent, lost their jobs in the Great Recession.

MilitaryTimes
January 7, 2019

Some might see going to school full-time with a small child at home as a challenge.

Alexandria Sawin sees it as an asset.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 15, 2018

Most veterans using the Forever GI Bill to attend UNLV have not faced the backlog affecting thousands at other universities who have yet to receive benefits or have received them late.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 18, 2018

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen on Monday introduced a bill that would expand the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit to ensure that all student veterans using their GI Bill benefits can take advantage of paid internships or part-time work while in school.

Recent Military and Veterans Services Accomplishments

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...