Tag Archives: alumni

Comprehensive Research Study: UNLV Alumni Take Pride In Their University

Results of the UNLV Alumni Mindset Survey remain in, offering insights into former and present trainees’ perceptions, attitudes, experiences, and viewpoints of their alma mater.

The Alumni Mindset Study becomes part of nationwide, multicollege research study. Over 250 universities and colleges have actually performed this research study with their alumni, offering an abundant database of equivalent data. Outcomes existed to campus leadership, communicators, and broadly to school.

” This study made it clear to us you appreciate UNLV. We’re sharing your feedback throughout school so we can enhance programs for both existing trainees and our alumni,” stated Chad Warren, senior associate vice president of UNLV alumni engagement and annual giving and executive director of the UNLV Alumni Association.

General Findings

Below are excerpts supplied by Performance Enhancement Group to UNLV.

Alumni take pride in UNLV and promote the university when consulting with prospective students and peers.
Alumni are most faithful to the university as an entire followed by commitment to their college/school.
Alumni wish to hear news about scholarship awards, achievements of students, the university’s engagement with the community, and upcoming alumni events.
Alumni seem like participating in UNLV was a good option.
Alumni want access to Profession Solutions after graduation.
Alumni want to mentor students.
Alumni need to know that the value of their degree is greater today than the day they finished and they want to understand exactly what the university is doing to increase that worth.
Alumni are concentrated on how their degree helped them in their lives and particularly how the degree is an improvement to their career.
Alumni desire varied events with more focus on career advancement and social work. Events offer an intriguing issue for UNLV. We understand that many will never go to an event. In spite of this, the survey shows that they still would like to know that their university is having events which crucial things are occurring at them. Therefore, interactions about successful results of occasions can be an essential gauge of success, possibly more so than the variety of attendees.

Download the complete study report.

About the Study

Thanks to the financial support of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Alumni Association had the ability to carry out a comprehensive alumni study at the end of 2017. UNLV previously conducted this research study remained in 2007. The results of the 2017 study were compiled from respondents.

There were 3 groups of survey questions that rate particular products based upon both significance and performance:

Concerns about the student experience of the alumnus/a.
Concerns about exactly what alumni ought to do (the correct role of an alumnus/a) and how well the university or alumni association supports alumni in doing those things.
Concerns on the importance of different methods of interactions and how reliable the university is at providing that communication.

The association welcomes more feedback from alumni. Complete the feedback kind or directly email Chad Warren.

Alumni Veterans Band Together

Eight years in the Marine Corps comes with plenty of certainty: where you’re sleeping, when you’re consuming, with whom you’re sharing your living quarters. The progression from Marine to UNLV trainee includes it’s own proscriptions: what classes to take, what requirements to satisfy.

So when Bruno Moya, who signed up with the Militaries in 2001 and received his master of sociology degree in Might, finally had his paper in hand, it was a bit of a minute.

“The day came when I graduated, and it was, ‘Holy crap, I have to get a job,'” Moya stated. “My other half resembled, ‘Yeah, you do. Can’t remain here forever, pal.'”

He may not stay on campus permanently, but as the interim president of the recently formed Rebel Veterans Alumni Club, Moya is remaining involved with UNLV well after graduation. Oct. 13 saw the first authorities Rebel Veteran Engage Breakfast, a once-per-semester networking event for existing and former UNLV vets. About 180 student, alumni, and staff committed to veterans services came to the Richard Tam Alumni Center to become aware of the chances readily available to veterans in Las Vegas. The effort belongs to the UNLV Alumni Association’s efforts to diversify its programming for its significantly diverse base of graduates.”If you’re a young veterinarian going to school, you could be sitting throughout the table from an older guy who’s a veteran

and is now the CEO of a big company, “stated Ross Bryant, director of UNLV’s Military and Veteran Solutions Center, stated of the brand-new program.”It’s that networking piece that is the crucial part.”For the first breakfast, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ‘Doug McCloskey, a U.S. Army veteran and director of IT quality at the resort, used gathered veterans the possibility

to get in touch with moms and dad business Blackstone’s veterans effort, which aims to employ 100,000 veterinarians by 2022 throughout all its companies. In 2009, UNLV had around 300 veterans on school. That number has actually increased sixfold today to 1,800, with 955 veterinarians now working in the neighborhood. For veterans like Moya, that work has actually switched on continuing the objective he began when he was president of the Rebel Vets Club. He presently is a labor force case supervisor at U.S. Vets, a transitional real estate

service for veterans.”I’ve been able to detect exactly what I’m great at,”Moya said.”What you’re good at, you stick with that. Exactly what you’re bad at, you establish with time. Being a Rebel Vet, doing whatever I have actually done, going out

to U.S. veterinarians, I have actually been able to profit from my experiences. “On Nov. 8, Rebel Vets and the Veterans & Military Provider Center will hold an event at school’ Veterans Memorial outside Artemus W. Ham Auditorium to honor Samantha Bivens, a CSUN senator whose hubby, Craig, a Marine Corps veteran, died from pancreatic cancer, ruled a result of complications from serving in Desert Storm.

Suggested Reading: Fiction by UNLV Alumni

Perhaps there’s been something sinister prowling on school. Writers who’ve just recently nurtured their early professions right here seem to have a bent for awesome scary and wicked humor. In the previous years, alumni from UNLV’s extremely related to graduate innovative composing program have actually been acquiring respected awards and evaluations. The program’s success in spotting, hiring, and supporting young writers has actually been bolstered by its association with the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI). Right here are a couple of works to contribute to your reading list.


W.W. Norton, 2015

Vu Tran, ’06 PhD English and a Schaeffer Fellow, is now an assistant professor in the practice of the arts at the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of 2009 Whiting Award and a 2011 finalist for the Vilcek Reward for Creative Pledge. In his first novel, Dragonfish, an American law enforcement agent searches in Las Vegas for his ex-wife, a Vietnamese refugee. The unraveling of her strange disappearance also reveals characters coming to grips with who they are in light of exactly what they’ve lost: kin, country, love, morals.

“Dragonfish is a strong very first book for its threat taking, for its collapsing of genre, for its classy language and its mediation of a history that is important to post-1960s American identity yet frequently disregarded.”– The New york city Times

“A familiar noir trope– the missing out on woman– blossoms darkly in Dragonfish as the story of a lost people, a theme that Tran renders exceptionally, rating the book a place on the top rack of literary thrillers.”– SFGate Going Anywhere. Leapfrog Press, 2014 David Armstrong, a 2014 BMI PhD Fellow, is now an assistant professor of English at the University of

the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. His newest stories appear in Story Magazine, The Publication of Dream & Sci-fi, Best of Ohio Short Stories, and elsewhere. The short story collection Going Anywhere won the Leapfrog Fiction Contest. His 2nd story collection, Reiterations, won the New American Fiction reward and will be published in 2016. “It is Armstrong’s gift to weave the great into the mundane in order to show us how normal lives are streaked with both horror and inflammation.

Even the stories that do not clearly roam into Golden Zone area are essentially about mystery: how we love, why we cannot, how we continue on regardless.”– The Literary Evaluation”Armstrong’s characters are the mundane everymen … raised to the heights of disaster through careful focus on detail and voice. He’s able to inhabit the skin of everybody from a Midwestern band geek handling his father’s coming out to a New Yorker attempting to unload his best memory of his dead better half with the help of a strange male.”– Las Vegas Weekly Your Presence is Asked for at Suvanto. Graywolf Press, 2010 Maile Chapman, ’10 PhD English and BMI Schaeffer Fellow, is now its artistic director and editor of Witness, as well as an English teacher at UNLV. Her debut novel was short noted for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center U.S.A literary award in fiction. It is set in a 1920s women’s convalescent medical facility in Finland. The story’s intensifying threat develops to a terrifying conclusion.”The actual power here comes from the pervasive, subtle menace Chapman develops. In Suvanto, she

has developed a world where the crust of civility, like the ice of the frozen bay outside, is fragile, underlaid by darkness and on the brink of giving way.”– The New York Times”Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto is a gem; unusual, vibrant and acrobatic, its intricacies are sophisticated, its position seductive and complex. This is an author of genuine power and aplomb. “– The Guardian That’s Not A Feeling. Soho Press, 2012 Dan Josefson, 04 MFA in Creative Writing, is the winner of a 2015 Whiting Award and the recipient of a Fulbright research study grant. He now resides in Brooklyn, New York. His first book is set in a”therapeutic”boarding school and concentrates on a 16-year-old who’s two times failed suicide. It was a New York Times Editors’Choice and Booklist Editors ‘Choice. “Josefson attempts a natty narrative trick by toggling in between first-person and third-person omniscient narrative modes, so that after Benjamin states a scene

of his own he right away switches to accounts of simultaneous(and consequently unwitnessed)occasions, with full-access passes to every character’s mind … Josefson’s deft, tempered prose style, however, supplies a procedure of


It’s unornamented however

never flat or blunted, so that the characters, not the sentences, heat the pages.”– The New York Times”That’s Not a Feeling is a sharp, advanced read, and with one book to his name Josefson has already proven himself to be a master of type. None other than David Foster Wallace described the book as a’amusing, mordant, and deeply intelligent launching.

‘”– The Atlantic Tampa. Ecco, 2013 Alissa Nutting, ’11 PhD in Innovative Composing and a BMI Schaeffer Fellow, will certainly be going back to UNLV as an English teacher. Her short story collection Dirty Jobs for Women and Girls (2010)won the Starcherone Prize for Ingenious Fiction. Her launching novel, Tampa, analyzes the desire behind its female character’s sociopathic determination to seduce a 14-year-old student. “Alissa Nutting’s astonishing launching, Tampa, is, like Nabokov’s Lolita, a story of illegal sexual fixation and corrupted innocence; its narrator a highly literate adult who exploits early adolescents. But Tampa

is a slimy, sticky inversion of the traditional old-man-meets-young-girl situation … And Nutting has announced herself as an author who is as gifted as she is strong.”– Shelf Awareness”Alissa Nutting’s debut book, Tampa, will certainly provide people something to talk about this summer and beyond. Though the novel’s subject is questionable, Tampa is likewise impeccably composed, loaded with smart cultural observations, and no small amount



Tampa is far bigger than the buzz, and more considerable than the catchwords that will unavoidably be connected to it.”– The Daily Monster