Jeremiah Riesenbeck

Jeremiah Riesenbeck, '13 BS Education, has been teaching at Roanoke City Public Schools since 2021. He is one of the Virginia Council on Economic Education's Personal Finance Teacher Fellows. He previously taught at Centennial High School from 2013 to 2001. Riesenbeck is an avid technophile and presents professional development on the use of AI (LLM's) in the classroom across the commonwealth of Virginia. In his free time, he volunteers as an EMT with his local rescue squad. He enjoys spending time with his partner, Paige, and fur babies, Raleigh and Roscoe. He also likes Magic: The Gathering, PC gaming, video editing, and learning.

Mabior Ayuen

Mabior Ayuen, '11 BSBA Business Administration, is the director of the environmental services department at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. Ayuen received a Master of Business Administration from Regis University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Capella University. Ayuen and his wife, Jona, have four children: Nyanwel, Angeth, Alier, and Akuoc. He enjoys bowling, running, going out, and spending time with family.

Jensen Radley

Jensen Radley, '19 BS Athletic Training, works as a certified and licensed athletic trainer in the industrial setting for the Panasonic/Tesla Gigafactory. Radley is also the head athletic trainer for Truckee Meadows Community College men's and women's Soccer teams.

Grant Mercer

Grant Mercer, '17 BS Computer Science, co-founded a new local startup in Las Vegas called, focused on providing a digital-first approach to running member-based clubs. Mercer co-founded the startup alongside two other UNLV alumni Gabe Cleto, '13 BA Art, and Michael Gutierrez-Nery, '17 BS Biology, who help with product design and marketing. The app is already being used by several UNLV clubs and is provided for free.

David Galich

David Galich, '23 BA Psychology, is a psychologist. He enjoys reading, technology, RC’s, music, and extreme sports.

Paul Novack

Paul Novack, '95 BS Education, is a building and construction teacher for Central Technical Training Academy.

Tim Rainey

Tim Rainey, '04 BA Communication Studies, was tapped by iHeartMedia to be the new program director of heritage Top 40 KKRZ (Z100) and Rhythmic KXJM (Jam'n 107.5)/Portland. Rainey previously was the senior director of content marketing for the Southern California News Group. His most recent programming gig was Audacy Top 40 KUDL (106.5 The End)/Sacramento from 2015 until early 2021. His previous major programming stops include former CBS Radio Top 40 WDZH (98.7 AMP Radio)/Detroit and former Radio One Top 40 WNOU/Indianapolis.

Ronald L Smith

Ronald L. Smith, '98 MA Ethics and Policy Studies, is an executive with experience in international and domestic business, security affairs, military training, and diplomatic negotiations. A retired career Naval Officer, his previous positions include commanding officer; and  director of the Logistics Readiness Center for Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet for Operation Sea Signal. He was responsible for the rescue, housing, feeding, health care and security for more than 50,000 Cuban and Haitian migrants at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. At the conclusion of the operation, Smith identified and redirected $14.3 million of a $400 million budget to US Atlantic Fleet projects. He interviewed and took part in the vetting process with the White House liaison and the Secretary of Defense’s chief of staff for selection as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs.  Smith was a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2020. He was the only non-incumbent GOP candidate endorsed by the State Employees Association of North Carolina. He was appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives to the Judicial Standards Commission. Since August 2021, Smith has been working with Rescue From Chaos/Operation 620 and serves on the Global Friends of Afghanistan Advisory Committee. He is married to Joan M. Smith. They have three children: Ronald L. Smith, Jr.; Mark Smith, and Amy Smith.

April Stewart

April Stewart, '95 BA Communications and '05 M.Ed. Health Education, was appointed by Governor Joe Lombardo in May 2023 to serve as a Commissioner with Nevada Volunteers. Nevada Volunteers serves as Nevada’s primary resource for volunteer and national service efforts. As a pivotal link in a nationwide network of State Commissions since 1994, they utilize federal funding to oversee AmeriCorps State Programs across Nevada. The goals include fostering connections, cultivating resources, and amplifying the significance of service in the state. Each year, they recognize nonprofit volunteers with our Stars of Nevada event program.  Stewart has been a community volunteer for over 25 years in Las Vegas. Her organization involvement includes serving in leadership positions with local chapters of Clark County Medical Society Alliance, Daughters of the American Revolution, P.E.O. International, National Charity League of Las Vegas, UnLV School of Public Health Alumni Board, Junior League of Las Vegas, American Lung Association Nevada Las Vegas, and Southern Nevada Alumni Chapter Kappa Kappa Gamma. Stewart was also a parent volunteer at Faith Lutheran High School with the annual Crusader Knight dinner, the Conservatory of the Arts annual dinner, and World Vision.  Stewart enjoys reading and has been chair of the Clark County Medical Society Book Club for the past five years. She enjoys traveling to Southern California and Europe. Stewart and her husband are Las Vegas Golden Knights fans as well as USC Trojan Football fans. Their home is located in the historic area of Scotch 80’s and was included on the Nevada Preservation Historic Tour in spring 2024. 

Sheri Beyer

Sheri Beyer, '07 M.Ed. Higher Education Leadership, successfully defended her dissertation titled, "Muslim international students' perception of Islamophobia during their immigration journey to the U.S." The study explored the experiences of Muslim international students who arrived in the U.S. under former President Trump's Executive Orders restricting admission of citizens from specific countries. 

Denis Rudd

Denis Rudd, '74 BA Education, MBA, and M.Ed., is a university professor.

Bradley Werhun

Bradley Werhun, '14 BS Geology, is a log truck driver. He's a member of the UNLV boxing club.