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

commencement profile (josh hawkins/unlv)
People |

President Keith E. Whitfield honors six graduates who have shown exemplary commitment to both the community and their studies.

Campus News |

Yearly ‘Military Friendly Schools’ ranking evaluates over 1,800 schools nationally on efforts to create sustainable paths for student veteran success.

two women sitting at a table during the MSI Student Success Summit
Campus News |

Faculty, staff, students, and administrators came together to discuss recent initiatives and how to improve as a Minority-Serving Institution.

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Campus News |

Rebel Vets discussed benefits, health care, and education in this one-of-a-kind visit.

group of four students walking on a campus sidewalk
Campus News |

UNLV's introduction of the Institutional Aid Application and Rebel Edge program kept the delay of financial aid for incoming students at bay.

man speaking to audience with "Rebel Ready Week" sign behind him
Business and Community |

The Student Affairs head focuses on fostering upward mobility on campus and in the community.

Academic Enrichment and Outreach In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

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

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

Las Vegas Review Journal

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

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.


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

Las Vegas Review Journal

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

Recent Academic Enrichment and Outreach Accomplishments

Cicely Morgan and Rebecca Rogers (both Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach) presented to TRIO professionals at the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, Nov. 6. During the Southwest regional TRIO conference, the duo presented on the power of communication…
Kyle Ethelbah (Academic Enrichment and Outreach) presented with Sari Byerly (Idaho State University) and Erick Montenegro (PELL Institute for the Study of Higher Education) the session, "I Belong at the Table: Strategies for Surviving and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome," at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) National Conference…
Cicely Morgan and Rebecca Rogers (both Academic Enrichment and Outreach) recently presented at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) conference. Titled, "Collaboration Works: GEAR UP/TRIO Best Practices to Enhance College Readiness Programming," the interactive session allowed the presenters to share…
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.…
Cice Morgan (Enrichment and Outreach, TRIO) has recently been elected to serve on the Administrative Faculty Committee. 
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…