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    The Doctor Is Out — of Debt

    Scholarships for the charter class relieve financial burden for future health care providers.

  • Receiving a Helping Hand to Start Over

    Nontraditional student scholars benefit from re-entry scholarships.

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    Faculty-Staff Holiday Card Goes Digital After 53 Years

    As the holiday card itself changes, it continues to change lives through scholarships.

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    Success in Life? She Has a Spreadsheet for That

    Kiara Sims is one first-gen student who is making the donors who support her education — and her mother — proud.

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    New Medical Education Building Construction Begins

    With donor funding through the Nevada Health & Bioscience Corp., the 135,000-square-foot building is expected to open in summer 2022.

Philanthropy News

Jul. 2, 2021

The Optum Dr. Tony and Renee Marlon Endowed Chair at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has been awarded to the man who created the state's first orthopaedics residency program.

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Jun. 30, 2021

Marjorie Barrick’s involvement in UNLV and the community went far beyond her time in the classroom. Here's the story of one of our campus' pioneers.

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May. 10, 2021

HOPE Scholar Theresa Butler earns her bachelor's and dives into public policy based on her experience.

Alumni News

A woman holds a pink fan featuring Britney Spears' face and the words "Free Britney"
Jul. 14, 2021

On the eve of a court hearing that could have a major effect on a pop music icon, a UNLV alumnus looks back at his role as a champion of the 'Free Britney movement.'

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May. 7, 2021

2015 alumna Fawn Douglas uses her art and Nuwu Studios collective to be a fierce advocate for Native Americans, women’s issues, and more.

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Mar. 26, 2021

Las Vegas ophthalmologist and UNLV alum Dr. Mark Doubrava was an early proponent of the need for a "homegrown" medical school.

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