How did Administrative Assistant IV/Office Manager Sharon Altman take a journey from a clerk trainee to UNLV Classified Employee of the Year? Read about it here.
Sharon Altman, administrative assistant IV/office manager with the UNLV Division of Educational Outreach (DEO), was named UNLV’s Classified Employee of the Year for 2015 at the Classified Staff Awards Luncheon & Ceremony on June 22. The award recognizes the employee who has exceeded the normal duties of their job. Sharon received a plaque as well as a monetary award.
After 37 years in higher education administration, Dr. Liz Baldizan has decided to retire from UNLV effective Monday, August 31, 2015.
Community2Campus (C2C) recently collaborated with the City of Henderson to share information about UNLV academic opportunities with city staff. On April 9 over thirty employees scheduled academic consultations to have one-on-one advising about areas of interest. Some employees expressed an interest in earning a graduate degree, while others sought to complete an undergraduate degree or train in a new field. These academic consultations allowed for individual discussion and advisement regarding financial aid, timelines, resources, and managing the admissions pathway to UNLV.
The UNLV Paralegal Certificate Program is a nationally recognized program because of the efforts of a dedicated few. Among them is Margaret Pickard, who has been an instructor for the UNLV Paralegal Certificate courses since 2003 and developed the UNLV Cooperative Parenting program. She is a phenomenal instructor, who is very passionate about what she does.
Toniann DeSousaProgram Coordinator
The March/April 2015 edition of Outreach Insights is now available. Read our enewsletter to learn more about exciting continuing education courses, the UNLV Summer Term, Cannon Survey Center, and the upcoming OLLI at UNLV summer session.
In an effort to bring Nevadans more options for electricity, NV Energy and the Department of Energy jointly sponsored a trial program for single-family residential customers called Choose When You Use. NV Energy enrolled volunteer households and then supplied them with new time-varying rates, programmable thermostats, and digital energy education. According to NV Energy, approximately 5,000 customers in southern and northern Nevada are taking part in this two year trial program.
UNLV and its Division of Educational Outreach celebrate Women’s History Month with a special presentation, “Doing Science from the Back of the Bus: Science and Civil Rights in the Life of Roger Arliner Young.” Sara P. Díaz, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Gonzaga University, will discuss the life of Roger Arliner Young, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in zoology (1940). Fifty years after her death, Young’s professional experiences continue to resonate with many women of color in science and the academy.
The 2015 Summer Term course schedule is now available online at summerterm.unlv.edu. Registration opens March 16; exact registration windows are based on anticipated class standing, with priority given to upper level students.