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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 Holly Woodward, 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, Holly Woodward, ’06 BA Environmental Studies
  • Vice President, Ashley Miller,’02 BA Communication Studies
  • Secretary, Ivet Santiago, ’09 Master of Social Work
  • Treasurer, Sarah Schiffman, ’05 BA Communication Studies; ’08 MA in Communication Studies

Board Members

  • Andrew VanNess, ’02 BA Criminal Justice

Urban Affairs Alumni Stories

Class Notes

John Santana

John Santana, '95 BA Communication Studies, saw his debut novel novel, Bastards of Young, released in May by Black Opal Books. In it, Nick Karenka is lost in Sin City. His band’s singer has navy SEAL aspirations, his dad’s marrying a young stripper, and why does his girlfriend’s family make such a big deal about eating with your elbows on the table? Nick holds LA as some sort of utopia, until a chance encounter with a kilt-wearing, hearse-driving, drum-playing college freshman named Gremlin starts to bring out who Nick really is. They begin to explore the world beyond the desert island that is Las Vegas until they finally realize that their future isn’t in Southern California, but with a bunch of lumberjack-dressing misfits in the Pacific Northwest. Santana lives in Nassau, New York.

Jackie Hwang

Jackie Hwang, '04 BA Communication Studies, is Jucee Liu on HOT 97.5 KVEG. Southern Nevadans can listen to her on the air from 3 to 7 p.m. She has been with the radio station since 2003. She says her 2-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter keep her busy. Photography and dance are her hobbies.

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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