The UNLV golf program has had much success on and off the course, and now recently one of our former players, Daron Dorsey, a member of the 1998 national championship team, has been named the 2017 Alumnus of the Year by UNLV’s Boyd Law School. It is a tremendous honor and just one more example of how our former and current players continue to make a positive, indelible impact at UNLV.
Dorsey, a ’98 BS-BA Business Administration and ’01 Juris Doctor, is general counsel for the Americas at Ainsworth Game Technology. He was part of the first Boyd School of Law graduating class and started his career in private practice, locally, focusing on commercial, regulatory and administrative law. Currently, he also serves as an officer and co-general counsel for the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers.
Dorsey says he is a proud Rebel and thankful for his time at the school.
“Opportunity is the single greatest gift someone can receive from a university. Whether that opportunity is a great education, a job, a lifelong personal or professional connection, the chance to transition into the next phase of one’s life or some combination thereof, it is then up to each person to take that opportunity and do something with it.
“Opportunity has been the constant for my entire UNLV experience, starting when I met Coach Dwaine Knight when he and JT (then-assistant coach JT Higgins) recruited me to play golf at UNLV. They believed in me and told me that if I became a Rebel, I had an opportunity to obtain a great education, be part of an elite team that competes for national championships and could decide who I wanted to become as an adult. I was fortunate enough to listen and became a Rebel, knowing it has always been my obligation to do something with each UNLV opportunity. I will be forever indebted to those at UNLV who believed in me throughout the years, whether they were my coaches, teammates, classmates, professors, administrators, colleagues, or fellow alumni.”