When Bette and Paul LaCombe moved to Las Vegas in the early 2000s, they weren't sure if the city could ever feel like home. It didn't take long for Las Vegas to feel like home and for Bette to find a special connection to UNLV.
Victoria Mitchell is one of four students from the inaugural class of Hixson-Lied Success Scholars to complete the program and graduate from UNLV. The students are a living legacy to the philanthropy of Christina M. Hixson and the late Ernst F. Lied.
Public health is a true passion for Mary Guinan. As a founding dean of UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences, she has brought that passion to UNLV, which she has extended past her lifetime through a gift in her estate plan.
Throughout their careers, Tim and Lisa Jones held positions that dealt with the health and well-being of others. Now retired, they are still helping to create a healthy environment for others with an estate gift to support research and education at UNLV.
Sometimes what seems like a casual conversation between teacher and student has an indelible impact. That is what happened when a young Edward Gordon was coming down the stairs in junior high school carrying an armload of library books.