The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV will honor some of hospitality industry’s most notable leaders at the seventh annual Vallen Dinner of Distinction. The event features silent and live auctions to benefit the hotel college’s alumni relations program and the Stuart H. Mann Endowment Fund, which supports professional development opportunities for Hotel College faculty, staff and students.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Aria Resort & Casino, Ironwood Ballroom, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas
The following individuals and companies will receive awards:
Alumnus of the Year
Guy Fieri, ’90, host of Food Network shows including “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Big Bite,” and NBC’s “Minute to Win It”
Gaming Management Association Award
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., President & CEO of the American Gaming Association
Caesars Entertainment Excellence in Innovation Award
Industry Executives of the Year
- Christopher W. Silva, President and CEO of St. Francis Winery
- Thomas A. Jingoli, ’96, CEO & Chief Compliance Officer of Konami Gaming, Inc.
- Chris Meyer, ’84, Vice President for Convention Sales at the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Tickets are $100 for Alumni Association Members and $125 for non-members. For more information, call (702) 895-3148.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.