Bruce Caprara

January 27, 2022
  Bruce Caprara, '82 BS Hotel Administration, is the managing partner of Seminole Reef Grill, a new fresh seafood and sushi restaurant that opened in January in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It is described as the ultimate seafood experience where Key West casual meets Palm Beach elegance. In addition to Seminole Reef Grill, Caprara is the co-founder of Waxins, a Swedish/American fine dining establishment in Palm Beach Gardens. His hobbies include playing golf and traveling to Italy, France, and Fiji. The father of one son, he lives in Palm Beach Gardens.  

Jennifer Hostetler

January 11, 2022
Jennifer K. Hostetler, '04 BA Criminal Justice, '10 JD, has been promoted to partner at Lewis Roca.  She is a member of the firm's litigation practice group and focuses her practice in the areas of employment and business litigation. She represents clients in state and federal court against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and violation of wage and hour laws. Hostetler has practiced before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, representing employers against claims filed by employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  

Peggy Dursthoff

December 21, 2021
Peggy Dursthoff, '89 MS Physical Education, is a Realtor with HomeSmart Colorado. Her hobbies include road cycling, skiing, snow shoeing, and kayaking. She lives in Highlands Ranch.

Justin LeMay

October 25, 2021
Justin LeMay, '19 BS Nursing, is a cardiovascular ICU nurse.

Enrique Mazon Jr.

October 24, 2021
Enrique Mazon Jr., '11 BS Public Administration and '14 MPA, is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He currently is serving as the deputy director of the Agricultural Trade Office in Toky

Kathy Ewoldt

October 1, 2021
  Kathy Ewoldt, ’11 Master of Education, ’19 Ph.D. Special Education, became an assistant professor of special education at University of Texas, San Antonio, after completing her doctoral studies at UNLV. This year, she received the Council for Learning Disabilities 2021 Outstanding Researcher Award for her 2018 dissertation, "Reverse Engineering an Expository Paragraph for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities and English Learners." To promote and recognize research, the Council for Learning Disabilities annually presents this award for an outstanding manuscript-length paper on learning disabilities based on a doctoral dissertation completed within the last five years.  

Deanne Moyle-Hicks

October 1, 2021
  Deanne Moyle-Hicks, ’93 BS Education, was named 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and State Superintendent of Instruction Jhone Ebert. She is currently a fourth-grade teacher from Natchez Elementary School, located on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, after having taught every K-6 grade level, serving as a literacy coach and coaching high school volleyball. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts and served as a 2020-21 Teach Plus Nevada Senior Policy Fellow.  

Lori Shehane

September 30, 2021
Lori Tierney Shehane, ’93 BS Nursing, has been happily practicing nursing for 41years. She lives in Monmouth, Oregon.

Zhuo Wang

September 26, 2021
Zhuo Wang, '04 MS Hotel Administration, is a director of finance at Expedia Group. He is the recipient of multiple company awards since starting in 2009 as a senior analyst of business intelligence. He welcomed his twin children in 2018. The family lives in Seattle, and this summer has been filled with discovering a different local playground or park each week.

Pj Perez

September 24, 2021
Pj Perez, '07 BA Journalism and Media Studies, recently completed his first feature-length film, the documentary Parkway of Broken Dreams, premiering Oct. 13 in Las Vegas, and coming to streaming platforms later this year and public television stations in spring 2022. He and his spouse Sara Gorgon, ’16 MBA, recently purchased a home in Anaheim, Calif., with a view of the nightly Disneyland fireworks.

Gloria Ayala

September 21, 2021
Gloria (Leija) Ayala, ’93 BA Education, has worked as an educator with the Clark County School District for 27 years, during which time she earned her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2004.  

Mark S. Bacon

September 20, 2021
Mark S. Bacon, ’93 MA Communication Studies, released his fourth theme park murder mystery book, Dark Ride Deception, in September. Based in part on real-life tech and imagination, this story of corporate espionage, kidnapping, and murder takes place in Nostalgia City, a sprawling Arizona theme park that re-creates a small town from the 1970s. Recently, the first book in the series, Death in Nostalgia City, was recommended for book clubs by the American Library Association. After graduating from UNLV, Bacon taught journalism writing at UNLV for a number of years. Most recently, he was a correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle. As a reporter, copywriter, and author, Bacon has written for TV, radio, newspapers, online and print magazines, and books.