Monica Marie Miller, '96 BSBA Management and '96 BA Psychology, is a property appraiser for the Clark County assessor's office.
James "Jimmy" Durbin, '91 BS Hotel Administration, is a therapist, licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. In 2017, he earned a master of social work degree from Widener University. He lives in Henderson. He is the father of James Durbin, '18 BSBA - Finance.
Joel Antwi, '14 Master of Education, an associate in the litigation group at Goulston & Storrs in Boston, has been named to the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. The list recognizes Black attorneys from each state who are rising stars in their respective areas of the law. Antwi focuses his practice on disputes involving intellectual property, employment, real estate, and professional liability. He represents individuals, owners, trustees, and other fiduciaries, as well as a broad range of corporate entities. Before pursuing a legal career, Antwi was a high school teacher through Teach For America and interned for then-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
Zhe Zhang, '19 BA Art, since graduation has been working on projects with the Lied Library creating a series of watercolor paintings for its 20th anniversary in January 2021. Now all five of my paintings depicting the library from different perspectives are on display at the library through 2021. To me, it is a great honor to show the beauty of my school with my skills. Happy anniversary, the Lied Library?
George J. Molnar, '12 MS Crisis and Emergency Management, is senior director of technology for radio station WTOP. He lives in College Park, Maryland.
Lance Patterson, '12 BS Hotel Administration, is a middle school teacher at Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon in Henderson. He has two children Lauren M Patterson and Liza S Patterson who are undergraduates at UNLV. Both are majoring in education.
Rachel Klem, '98 Bachelor of Music - Education, is in her 15th year at The School at Columbia University (TSC), a K-8 Independent School in Manhattan. In 2016, she completed an M.Ed in Urban School Leadership at Teachers College Columbia University. Her thesis focused on reimagining education in juvenile detention centers in major urban areas. At present, she is happily working with families, faculty, and staff in grades 3-5 at her school as a division director. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Kurt Hildebrand, '88 BA Communication Studies, in October received the Nevada Association of School Boards award for print reporting. He is the editor of the Gardnerville Record-Courier. The last working journalist covering Douglas County, he reported on his first Douglas County School Board meeting in September 1989. In 1994, Hildebrand was named Nevada Outstanding Journalist and has been editor of the Record-Courier since May 2004. While at UNLV he served as editor of the student newspaper. A U.S. Navy veteran, he makes his home in Genoa with artist Jennifer Hollister.
Jim O'Brien, '93 MPA Public Administration, '05 PhD Environmental Science, is retired from his job as emergency management director for Clark County.
Ahiddibah Tsinnie, '00 BA English, is the author of the recently published book Yes, I Took My Meds, a raw, intimate dive into finding peace amongst the chaos. Dive into Tsinnie's world of family, culture, and motherhood while navigating her way through the ins and outs of bipolar disorder. Her story is one of courage and learning from mistakes. She lives in North Las Vegas.
Diane Shearer Dierks, '95 BA Communication Studies, is the author of a new novel, Back to Life. In the book, protagonist Kate Mulligan is given a chance to relive her life. After a fatal accident, she is told she can have a do-over and begin again as a child, only this time with the wisdom she learned the first time around. Intrigued and convinced she can remedy a lifetime of mistakes, Kate opts to go back to 1976, the year her 9-year-old brother drowned. Dierks, who also is the author of another novel and two non-fiction books, donated some of the royalties from this latest book to Atlanta-area food banks. She lives in Dacula, Georgia.
Tamia Dow, '87 BA Criminal Justice, is a filmmaker who creates socially conscious films addressing community issues such as veterans, homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and child cyber stalking. Her award-winning sex trafficking awareness drama “Why Should I Care ? “ has been screened at
film festivals and for private groups. She also is a writer, director, and producer as well as a best-selling author and a professional development trainer. While at UNLV she served in the Army ROTC and the Nevada National Guard. After graduation she served as a military police officer in the Army. Now, she is a director on the board of the UNLV Alumni Veterans Club. From 1989 until her retirement in 2012, she was an officer in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Her last assignment was as a domestic violence detective.