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Friday, November 21, 2014

All Boyd Dinner Honors Outstanding Alumni

From left: Keith Brown '05, Elda Sidhu '01,
and Terry Johnson '11
The William S. Boyd School of Law recently honored three alumni at the All Boyd Dinner held as part of the Boyd School of Law Alumni Weekend on Oct. 18 at ARIA Resort & Casino.

Keith Brown ’05, associate general counsel at Southwest Gas Corporation, was presented with the Alumnus of the Year Award. The recipients of the Alumnus/a of the Year award have demonstrated a history of outstanding service to UNLV, to the community, and to the law school. Their personal and professional achievements bring acclaim to UNLV and its academic programs.

Elda Sidhu ’01, general counsel at UNLV, was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is given to a graduate who has attained exceptional professional achievement through his or her service to the legal profession, the legal community, and the Boyd School of Law. As general counsel and member of UNLV’s President’s Cabinet, Sidhu provides advice and counsel to the president on matters regarding policies, procedures, and strategic planning.

Terry Johnson ’11, a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, was presented with the Young Alumni Award. This award is given to a graduate less than five years out of law school who has distinguished himself or herself for outstanding contributions to the legal community. Prior to being appointed to the Gaming Control Board by Governor Brian Sandoval in 2012, Johnson served in Governor Sandoval’s cabinet as state director of business & industry. In 2013, he was named Nevada Legal Services’ Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.