UNLV Graduate Student, John Starkey

John Starkey, '10 UNLV BA Marketing, current Academic Success Center coach and graduate student in higher education. For most young kids, Disney World is the place of dreams and wonder. Not John Starkey. He vividly recalls watching a TV special on the happiest place on Earth when he was 8 or 9. It crushed his spirit because he couldn't imagine ever escaping small-town poverty and his family's cycle of addiction to make that trip. He's been there twice now and, with the support he found at UNLV, is taking on much bigger challenges.