Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach News

The mission of the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (The Center) is to provide traditional and innovative educational opportunities to a diverse community through targeted services and research that promote personal success.

Current Academic Enrichment and Outreach News

campus signage that reads rebels make it happen
Campus News | May 26, 2023

Hundreds of Clark County School District students will be on campus to take part in academic instruction and workshops.

environmental portrait of UNLV Goldwater scholarship recipients
People | April 13, 2023

Undergraduates Vesper Evereux and Faria Tavacoli selected for the Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most coveted STEM awards in the country. 

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.

female student in lab working with science equipment
Campus News | February 15, 2023

Educational organizations meet up on campus to discuss best practices for making sure STEM initiatives in K-12 through graduate programs are accessible to all students.

young man in suit at poster presentation event
People | December 7, 2022

UNLV programs, faculty, and fellowships help propel student research and future careers in academia.

Academic Enrichment and Outreach In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 22, 2021

He designed affordable bungalows for first-time homeowners and luxurious mansions for Southern California’s elite, though as a Black man he wouldn’t have been allowed to live in some of the neighborhoods where those mansions were built.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
July 16, 2020

UNLV's upward bound program still helping a diverse number of first-generation college students.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 17, 2018

Scores of Las Vegas Valley residents are expected to take in the sights and sounds of the 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Monday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 17, 2018

The four boys were ready for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. One tipped his blue plastic hat and grasped a banner bearing a picture of the civil rights leader and peace activist.

April 29, 2016

First-generation college students have it tough – especially if those students are also low income.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 1, 2016

UNLV has earned a $1.5 million federal grant to assist poor and minority undergraduate students.

Recent Academic Enrichment and Outreach Accomplishments

October 24, 2022
Kyle Ethelbah (Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach) co-presented with Joseph Givens from the Louisiana State University McNair Scholars Program, "Affecting Institutional Change: Approaches and Obstacles," at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by Princeton University on October 21, 2022.…
September 9, 2022
Cice Morgan (Enrichment and Outreach, TRIO) has recently been elected to serve on the Administrative Faculty Committee. 
December 2, 2021
William W. Sullivan (CAEO) and Esther Langston (Social Work and CAEO) will be inducted in Historical Westside Legacy Park on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Langston and Sullivan are educational and community pioneers. The park will include plaques with historic information on those people honored there. The park is located at 1600 Mount Mariah Drive in Las…
November 5, 2021
Kyle Ethelbah (Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach) served on a national webinar, "Best Practices for Student Success,” on Nov. 1 alongside Margaret Mbindyo of Millersville University and Bernard Rowan of Chicago State University to share effective ways to approach serving at risk students on the college campus. The webinar was hosted by…
November 1, 2021
Chartae Witherspoon (CAEO) and 10 students from the Upward Bound Math & Science Center participated in the Good Trouble Book Club, sponsored and initiated by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) in honor of late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The club met twice over the course of six weeks to discuss the chapters of Lewis' Across That Bridge…
September 7, 2021
UNLV's Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) was awarded two Educational Opportunity Search grants. Combined these grants are funded for $2.7m and will serve over 2,000 low-income and/or first-generation adults (in zip codes with low four-year degree attainment) per year over the five-year grant period.  Educational Opportunity Center…