Feb. 16, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – On Monday evening, The Making it Count Program, a partnership with Monster and Bank of America, kicked off the first life skills event of the spring semester.
The event took place at 7:00 p.m. in the UNLV Athletics Lied Auditorium and was centered around essential money skills, including how to use credit appropriately, the basics of banking, investing for your future, taking control of student loan debt and protecting your identity.
Kelvin Alston, a Making It Count trained and certified speaker, delivered the Ultimate Money Skills presentation. He combined his knowledge and expertise with enthusiasm and positive energy, taking advantage of crowd involvement to make the presentation a success. There were 74 student-athletes in attendance at this recommended life skills event.
The Making it Count program services to teach students how to succeed in college and best prepare themselves to maximize their opportunities upon graduation, reaching more than 20 million students in more than 650 colleges in all 50 states.
Kelvin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in corporate communications with a focus in business. Since graduation, he has worked within the fields of real estate, advertising and sales.
The NCAA Life Skills Program at UNLV is coordinated by Marissa Nichols, a graduate assistant in Student-Athlete Affairs.