The Division of Educational Outreach is proud to recognize the impressive accomplishments of the following staff. Your hard work and dedication is noticed and appreciated!
Summer Term Director Trish Suske was honored for 25 years of service to UNLV at a breakfast banquet with university president Neal Smatresk in early April. Trish started working in continuing education in December 1988. She gained skills, experience, and responsibility though her many roles. When asked to reflect on changes during her time at UNLV, Trish joked about all the versions of stationery she used over the years. Logos changed, departments evolved, offices moved, and leadership shifted, and Trish thrived though it all. Congratulations on this important anniversary, Trish!
Speaking of service anniversaries, April Reckling just celebrated 10 years with the university.
Director of Administration and Budget Melissa Closek has retired from UNLV. Tami Tateka has been promoted to fill the director position. Wish Tami success in her new role—she will continue to be an asset to our division.
Edward Collins, project coordinator/research and assessment manager for the Cannon Survey Center, was chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Doctoral Student Conference Grant from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE). Additionally, Collins was chosen as a Fellow for the 2013 National Data Institute on the datasets of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and National Science Foundation (NSF). The Institute is scheduled for Washington, D.C. in July. Collins will make a poster presentation, Toward a Model of Graduate College Choice: Does Perna's Framework Apply?, at the 2013 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum in San Diego in May. Collins completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at UNLV in 2012. Impressive work!
Jennell M. Miller, Ph.D., Science and Research Programs Coordinator with the Public Lands Institute, co-edited an extensive report published by the U.S. Geological Survey, A Synthesis of Aquatic Science for Management of Lakes Mead and Mohave. The report increases understanding of the natural resources of Lakes Mead and Mohave, and the issues that may affect their management. The report was prepared cooperatively by the U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Southern Nevada Water Authority, BIO-WEST, University of Nevada, Reno, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Continuing Education student worker Jorge Guillen will graduate May 19 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Counseling. He will begin graduate school at UNLV in the fall to pursue a master’s degree in school counseling (M.Ed.). Way to go!
Jason Owen, Fitness and Health Education Coordinator, will move to Mississippi in August to begin his doctoral work in management at Ole Miss. Jason plans and schedules all the physical activity classes (about 100 each year) and supervises 30 part-time instructors. He has made a powerful and positive impact for our UNLV students. The number of students participating in activity courses during spring semester reached nearly 800 students! We wish Jason and his family only the best in this new journey. We are grateful for his dedication and skills.
Charlee Zingraf in Continuing Education completed VetSERV training
Be sure to give these co-workers a pat on the back the next time you see them! If we've missed an important staff accomplishment, be sure to email Amy Tartaglia Johns with details so we can share the good news in the next Outreach Insider!