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Did you get a promotion, add a family member, or find a new calling? Share your latest news with your fellow alumni. We print Class Notes in UNLV Magazine and list them in the online alumni directory.

Apr. 30, 2018
Leon Symanski
Leon R. Symanski, '87 BSBA Management, '94 MPA, '01 JD, is an attorney with Craig P. Kenny & Associates. Golf, reading, music, horse racing, and basketball are his hobbies. He is married to Lisa Gentile Symanski, '87 BA Communication Studies. They have a daughter, Noelle.          

Apr. 27, 2018
Ann Goldes-Sheahan
Ann Goldes-Sheahan, '13 JD, is the equal justice coordinator for the State Bar of Montana. She is married to Brandon Sheahan, '13 DDM. The couple lives in Helena.

Apr. 26, 2018
David Schugar
David Schugar, '17 BA Philosophy, says philosophy, guitar, and golf are his hobbies. He is the father of Lauren Schugar, '02 BA Communication Studies.

Apr. 26, 2018
Michele Villagran
Michele Lucero Villagran, '01 BSBA International Business, will begin a new job this fall as an assistant professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University in California. Cultural diversity will be her focus. She lives in Alhambra.

Apr. 26, 2018
Jeanne Lambertsen
Jeanne Williams Lambertsen, '04 JD, is a family law associate attorney with Webster and Associates. Raising, training, and showing whippets is her hobby.

Apr. 17, 2018
David Klink
David Klink, '11 JD, is an attorney who is opening a second office location in Glendale, Arizona, focusing on plaintiff's personal injury law and health care licensing board representation for doctors and nurses. He and his wife have an 18-month-old daughter, Evie, and are expecting their second child in October. The family lives in Phoenix.

Apr. 13, 2018
Brittany Young
Brittany Birnbaum Young, '14 JD, is an attorney with Craig P. Kenny & Associates.

Apr. 13, 2018
Evangelin Lee
Evangelin "Evie" Lee, '06 JD, joined the Aerospace Corporation in April. She focuses on government contracts, real estate, and construction law. Previously, she was deputy general counsel at an international humanitarian organization. She also gained experience as a litigator for a construction and government contracts law firm and handled a broad range of contract matters. A member of the state bars of Nevada, Maryland, Michigan, and the District of Columbia, she earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Apr. 13, 2018
Montgomery Paek
Montgomery Paek, '99 BA Criminal Justice, '06 JD, an attorney in the Las Vegas office of Littler Mendelson, the world’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has been elevated to shareholder. He represents and advises employers and management on a wide variety of employment matters, including class actions, minimum wage and overtime, trade secrets and non-competes, discrimination and harassment, and executive contract disputes. He is married to Mia Paek, '07 MS Accounting, a CPA and auditor with Nevada Gaming Control. They have one daughter, Miranda.

Apr. 13, 2018
Michael Reed
Michael Reed, '15 JD, works for Watton Law Group, a consumer bankruptcy firm, as debtor's counsel. He lives in Layton, Utah.

Apr. 12, 2018
P. Owen Benito
P. Owen Benito, '12 JD, is an intellectual property attorney who is a California candidate for the U.S. Senate. Surfing is his hobby. He lives in Pacifica. 

Apr. 12, 2018
Aaron MacDonald
Aaron MacDonald, '07 BA Political Science, '11 JD, is a lawyer at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Soccer, fly fishing, snowboarding, traveling, and cooking are his hobbies.

Apr. 12, 2018
Michael Gobaud
Michael S. Gobaud, '10 BA Philosophy, '14 JD, started Gobaud Law, a personal injury law firm, in 2017. His hobbies include power lifting, dance, drums, atheist activism, and comedy.    

Apr. 12, 2018
Lee Gorlin
Lee H. Gorlin, '15 JD, began working for McCormick, Barstow, Shepard, Wayte & Carruth as an associate attorney late last year.

Apr. 12, 2018
Melissa Corral
Melissa Corral, '07 BSBA International Business, '14 JD,  began working as an immigration attorney at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in April.      

Apr. 12, 2018
Melissa Polsenberg Chytry
Melissa Polsenberg Chytry, '14 JD, is an associate attorney at Hurtik Law & Associates. She and her husband, Stephan Chytry, '02 BA Communication Studies, welcomed a baby girl in July 2017. The family lives in Henderson.

Apr. 9, 2018
Thomas Stewart
Thomas W. Stewart, ' 11 BA Political Science, '13 Master of Public Administration, '16 JD, is an associate at the law firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing. He previously served as a law clerk to Nevada Supreme Court Justice Mark Gibbons.    

Apr. 9, 2018
Sonya Boun
Sonya Parrish Boun, '04 JD, is "of counsel" at Jackson Lewis. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Apr. 2, 2018
Katy Crow
Katy Mills Crow, '86 BSBA - Accounting and Finance, recently was hired by the city of Edgerton, Kansas, as its development services director. Her department oversees planning and zoning efforts, economic development, building code enforcement, and animal control. Edgerton is the home to Logistics Park Kansas City, a 1,700-acre distribution and warehouse development served by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway's intermodal facility. During the last three years Edgerton has experienced more than $1 billion in development activities and the community continues to grow. She and her husband, Todd Crow, '86 BSBA - Accounting, and '89 MBA, live in Olathe.

Mar. 30, 2018
James Freeman
James Patrick Freeman, '17 Master of Special Education, is a teacher at J.D. Smith Middle School. The Henderson resident says poker is his hobby.