Accomplishments: Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

April 2, 2019
Camisha Fagan (English and Sociology) and Vanessa Núñez (Sociology) presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference in Oakland, California. Their presentation was titled "SLICES of Research: Service Learning as a Means to Engage Youth in Research." This project was conducted through the SLICES (Service Learning Initiative for Community Engagement) organization. Fagan is an undergraduate, while Núñez is a graduate student. Fagan also presented "Anti-Queer Microaggressions...
April 1, 2019
The TRIO, GEAR UP, AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions), and NSF LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) programs, along with elected officials, community partners, and Clark County School District (CCSD) administrators, came together with students and families in February to celebrate the achievements of program participants, both past and present. Eleven alumni of the Center for Academic Achievement and Outreach were honored for...
February 26, 2019
Micajah Daniels (Public Health) is the first recipient of the Audre Lorde Student Leadership Award, which was given out at the first Inaugural Black Carpet, the main event for Black History Month. This event was hosted by student diversity and social justice to celebrate Black Excellence, Black Love, and Black Joy. Audre Lorde was a black writer, intersectional feminist, womxnist, librarian, and civil rights activist. The award named in Lorde's honor is meant to recognize a student leader at...
July 9, 2018
UNLV School of Dental Medicine hosted 134 local high school students during the annual Upward Bound event, which provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The dental school’s faculty, staff, and students hosted tours of the campus and...
April 2, 2018
Musiette McKinney (CAEO) has been selected by the Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame to be recognized with her former team, the San Francisco Pioneers, and the entire WBL, Women's Professional Basketball League. It was the first professional league for women from 1978-81. Plans are to celebrate these women as "Trailblazers of the Game."  The ceremony will take place at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, in June.
March 23, 2018
Musiette McKinney (CAEO) has been named the recipient of the inaugural University of Nevada, Reno, Las Vegas office for prospective students Bruce Shively Advocate of the Year Award. The word “advocate” has many definitions: champion, supporter, promoter, spokesperson, campaigner, and crusader.  McKinney, the UNLV GEAR UP coordinator, has proven to be all of those and more in her long career of assisting and supporting students from diverse backgrounds throughout Southern Nevada in achieving...
October 25, 2017
The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) was awarded one GEAR UP grant for $29.4 million, which includes  $14.7 million from the federal government and $14.7 million from a non-federal, in-kind match. The center also received a TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) grant of $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education.  The GEAR UP program will serve more than 7,500 middle and high school students over the seven-year grant period. Using a cohort model, the program is...
August 11, 2017
Caleb Green (Law) recently received the Cultural Diversity Foundation Scholarship award. Currently a Boyd School of Law student, Green, '15 BA Computer Science, is a former McNair Scholar. He continues to excel academically while giving back to the university and the community. He has participated in the law school's community service program and has helped create a pro bono service project that conducts legal research for the public defender’s office on proposed legislation. He serves as...
October 19, 2016
Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (The Center ) has been awarded a fifth TRIO Talent Search (TS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant, which will total $1.25 million over five years, will serve 500 low-income and/or first-generation middle and high school students annually.    TS's Purpose: The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic,...
October 17, 2016
The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach has received funding from the FY2016 Title III Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program for a project. The funding totals $1.75 million over five years. Thus, for 2016-17 to 2020-21 The Center will be home to another Title III AANAPISI project. This new AANAPISI STEM project annually serves 180 UNLV undergraduates, of whom: At least 50 percent will be Asian-American or Native American Pacific Islander...
September 28, 2016
The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) received funding for its Title III Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) proposal. Thus, for the next five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) The Center will be home to another Title III AANAPISI project. This new project annually serves 180 UNLV undergraduates, of whom: At least 50 percent will be Asian-American or Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) students No less than 67 percent will be low-...
July 27, 2012
The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach has been awarded three discretionary/nationally competitive TRiO Upward Bound grants totaling $4.5 million. Each is a five-year grant. The grants will serve more than 1,000 high school students in the Clark County School District. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their...