UNLV honors legendary entertainer Phyllis McGuire during an awards ceremony to induct her in to the 3rd Annual Hall of Fame at UNLV at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2005 in the Artemus Ham Concert Hall on the UNLV campus. The event will feature celebrity guests, including 2004 honoree Tony Curtis, a performance by McGuire, and much more.
"We are honored to recognize legendary entertainer and philanthropist Phyllis McGuire as the 2005 inductee in to the Hall of Fame," said UNLV President Carol Harter. "Her remarkable career, dedication to the arts community, business savvy, and generosity make her the ideal recipient of this honor. We are proud to call Ms. McGuire a friend of UNLV and the College of Fine Arts."
"Ms. McGuire's extraordinary career and her generosity with the College of Fine Arts and the local art community in general has created a tremendous positive impact on Southern Nevada and UNLV," said Jeffrey Koep, Dean of the College of Fine Arts. "It is our privilege to honor Phyllis McGuire for her many contributions to the betterment of the arts in Nevada."
It was Phyllis McGuire who first introduced George Sidney to UNLV and the College of Fine Arts.