UNLV Alumna of the Year

UNLV Alumna of the Year

An award from your alma mater is one of the highest forms of praise a professional can receive. After decades of volunteer service and professional contributions in the field of public relations, Sarah Thornton, APR was recognized the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affair’s Alumna of the Year Award on November 14, 2019. Sarah Thornton, APR at Lake Las Vegas. Sarah joins a prestigious group of recipients of this award. Among those, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a four-time Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild honoree, government officials, and other esteemed professionals. Sarah was selected to receive this honor for her extensive work supporting local non-profits and advancing the field of public relations. Graduating in 1996, Sarah earned her bachelor’s in communications studies from UNLV. She worked in the field for 11 years before opening her firm – Sarah Thornton Public Relations. In 2019, she rebranded her firm to Connected Communications as her agency has grown to serve the needs of her clients. Her firm has helped...
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Over 67,000 New Toys, Shots and Meal Vouchers Given Away

at the 7th Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toy Shop Denver non-profit organization Dolls For Daughters gave 66,786 toys, books, winter jackets and other items to 4,609 Colorado children in need at its 7th Annual Dolls For Daughters and Toys For Boys Toy Shop on December 3. Dolls For Daughters was founded by Jessica Bachus in 2007 in honor of her daughter Kenzi who was stillborn. It is now one of the state’s largest providers for underprivileged children during the holidays. This was the first year the Toy Shop expanded from Denver into Ft. Collins and Longmont, where more than 1,000 additional children were served between the two locations.“I feel so incredibly thankful toeveryone who made this year’s Toy Shops such overwhelming successes,” said Bachus, who also serves as executive director. “The generosity of more than 400 volunteers and dozens of sponsors has made a difference to the children and their families. I am humbled that my daughter’s memory lives on...
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