Mark Rivero’s ties to UNLV run deep. He earned his Ed.D. here. He completed a certificate in Human Resource Management here. He has served three years on UNLV’s Adult Learner Advisory Board. His daughter is a student here.
Dr. Rivero’s latest tie? He recently made a donation to support the first-ever scholarship to support veterans pursuing professional continuing education training. During a recent chat with Rivero, he provided insight into why he chose to direct his gift to veterans pursuing continuing education.
The August/September 2013 issue of Outreach Insights is available. Read about the lifelong learning activities and opportunities at UNLV's Division of Educational Outreach.
Community2Campus kicked off the fall semester with a luncheon honoring its 2013-2014 re-entry scholarship winners. On Sept. 5, the winners noshed and mingled with scholarship donors, representatives from the scholarship selection committee, and university representatives. The lunch was an opportunity to express thanks, share stories, and connect with other scholarship winners.
In the constantly-evolving fields of technology and information management, if you can’t pinpoint emerging trends and adjust your business plans accordingly, your professional relevance and effectiveness may be short-lived.
LAS VEGAS – Non-traditional students are becoming new traditional students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. These are students who had their education journey disrupted by family commitments, military service, finances, or other reasons. Not surprisingly, money is often a barrier for adult learners wishing to complete their degree. UNLV’s Community2Campus office within the Division of Educational Outreach administers several scholarships earmarked especially for students returning to college after an extended interruption.
Community2Campus Executive Director Liz Baldizan outlines scholarship opportunities available to non-traditional students at UNLV.
The college journey of a “typical” UNLV Rebel is ever-evolving and more complex. The average age of UNLV students is creeping upward; 25% of undergraduates are 25 or older, and 48% of graduate students are 30 or older. Nearly one-third of UNLV students are enrolled part time. When you examine these statistics together, it is clear that many UNLV Rebels do not fit the stereotype of a traditional college student.
The Office of Continuing Education will be closed Nov. 22-24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The information desk will reopen Monday Nov. 26 for normal business hours.