College of Fine Arts Alumni of the Year

Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.
’11 BA Music

Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. is a prolific songwriter and musician. His band – The Killers – signed with a major record label in 2003. They toured the world and released several platinum selling records in over 50 countries. He has appeared in TV shows and movies, has been featured on the cover of magazines, and has become an icon in the drumming world.
Vannucci completed most of his music studies before 2003 in the area of music education with aspirations of teaching elementary music in Las Vegas. He maintained his connection with UNLV and returned to complete his degree in 2011.