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

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Campus News | December 23, 2021

Latest award bolsters the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach in its mission to support students in middle, high school, and beyond.

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

‘Let’s Talk UNLV’ Airs Three Times a Week on KUNV

career fair booth
Campus News | October 14, 2021

Alumni volunteers encouraged to give back by helping students develop their professional skills.

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Campus News | October 12, 2021

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

A student works outside on a computer
Campus News | October 4, 2021

Confused about the FAFSA process? Here are a few tips to help you get started.

college students in classroom
Campus News | September 21, 2021

Headline speaker Marcela Cuellar notes that student participation helps the university eliminate obstacles that stand in the way of academic success.

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

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…
August 20, 2021
UNLV's Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach was awarded five Educational Talent Search grants through the Department of Education. Combined these grants are funded for $7.6 million and will serve more than 3,000 low-income and/or first-generation middle and high school students at 18 Clark County target schools over the five-year grant…
August 16, 2021
Kristine Jan C. Espinoza and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Lawrence Letourneau (Academic Enrichment and Outreach), Judd Harbin (Student Affairs), and Brent M. Drake (Decision Support) have received a $10,000 research grant award from APIA Scholars to fund a research project entitled, “Oceania in the Desert:…