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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

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Campus News | June 29, 2023

The new initiative raised $7,742 within the first seven months.

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Campus News | May 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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Campus News | April 21, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

COE 303 Student textbook
Campus News | April 5, 2023

COE 303 is a new course helping student veterans transition into academia and a normal life.

UNLV ranked top 10 school for veterans.
Campus News | March 8, 2023

Annual ‘Military Friendly Schools’ ranking evaluates more than 1,800 schools nationwide for commitment to student veteran success.

UNLV Engineering team's robot shaking hands with student
Campus News | December 5, 2022

A roundup of students and faculty whose innovation and expertise made news headlines.

Military and Veterans Services In The News

Military Times
July 26, 2023

The Veterans Protection from Fraud Act — introduced by Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Ted Budd, R-N.C., on Wednesday — would add up to 10 more years in prison for individuals convicted of mail fraud and similar crimes when the victim is a veteran. In many cases, that could double the sentence already allowed under federal law.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 10, 2023

A new report has ranked UNLV as one of the top choices for military veteran students in the US.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 14, 2022

Army veteran Franklin La Rosa Diaz credits UNLV’s Military and Veterans Support Center for helping ease his transition from the service to civilian and academic life.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 14, 2022

“I wanted to serve to make my parents proud.” Andrew Ho, 30, enlisted in the air force and served for 7 years. When his contract ended, he said continuing his education was his goal, but adjusting to civilian life was not easy. “It was rough,” said Ho. “I didn’t know too many people. My high school friends had graduated college. It was a different experience.”

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.

Recent Military and Veterans Services Accomplishments

July 16, 2023
Madeline (Maddy) Anderson, Erika Busbee, and Melissa Barber recently presented on "Leveraging Hybrid Teams In the Modern Certification Environment" at the Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists (WAVES) conference held this year in Reno, Nevada. The trio are VA School Certifying Officials (SCOs) on staff within the UNLV Military…
April 12, 2023
UNLV Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 for Student Veterans Ross Bryant is the director of UNLV’s Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC), which is part of the Division of Student Affairs. The annual "Military Friendly Schools" ranking evaluates more than 1,800 schools nationwide for commitment to student veteran success. Currently, there are 1,…
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…