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This video features an oral history from Barbara Hampton Givens, one of our first students.

UNLV History  |  Video  |  Mar 30, 2015

This video features an oral history from Barbara Hampton Givens, one of our first students. Givens shared her memories of organizing the first Rebel Yell, school dances, and other collegiate activities with the UNLV University Libraries Oral History Research Center. She graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1954 and enrolled in the first matriculated teacher’s program at the Southern Regional Division of the University of Nevada (now known as UNLV). She taught at Rancho High School and Chaparral High School for many years and in 1980 obtained her master’s in education from UNLV.  Even though she is now retired, Givens teaches adult education classes on “Star Trek,” her favorite show, at UNLV’s Paradise Campus in her spare time. (Photos courtesy of University Libraries Special Collections and UNLV Photo Services.)