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Alumni & Friends

Alumni of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs truly understand the meaning of our motto, "making a difference." Graduates from all college disciplines go on to make great contributions to the community, but never forget their Rebel spirit.

Get Connected

Stay connected by joining the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs chapter. For more information, please contact Izack Tenorio, Chapter President: urbanaffairsalumni@unlv.edu.

Joining the UNLV Alumni Association is a wonderful way to be part of the college tradition, stay connected with peers, and give back to UNLV. We have two chapters dedicated to our alumni:

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumni Chapter

Board of Directors

  • President, Izack Tenorio
  • Vice President, Linett Posada
  • Secretary, Patrick Smith
  • Treasurer, Christian Salas
  • Member-at-large, Kanani Espinoza

Board Members

  • Andrew VanNess, ’02 BA Criminal Justice

Urban Affairs Alumni Stories

Class Notes

Shannon Phenix

Shannon Phenix, ’14 Master of Social Work, ’14 JD, is a deputy public defender for Clark County.

Ryan Brunty

Ryan Brunty, '09 BA Journalism and Media Studies, is a Las Vegas-based visual artist whose work has been featured in print, television, and in various forms such as murals, toys, and public speaking engagements. He founded Depressed Monsters in 2012 after the passing of his grandfather ignited a self-portrait that came to be known as Yerman. Murals of Yerman, the main character of Depressed Monsters, can be found throughout Las Vegas and has been featured in popular television shows such as America's Next Top Model. Depressed Monsters is a lifestyle brand that was the first of its kind to donate a portion of proceeds to top mental health agencies to fight the stigma around the conversation of mental illness. He has shared his story with such organizations as Clinton Foundation, Jed Foundation, The Moth, and Peacelove. Depressed Monsters has raised thousands of dollars for mental health agencies. The company's clothing can be found online. His hobbies include drawing, graphic designing, painting, drumming, video games, and public speaking.

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Support the College

Everyone benefits from a strong and vibrant university, and your gift is a way to make a difference in the future of our students and society. Friends of the college are excellent champions of our mission, and there are many ways to give.

UNLV Urban Affairs Alum Jon Castagnino, The Rebel Report