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UNLV Hospitality

New Name, New Home, New Era

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Fifty years ago, a visionary named Jerry Vallen embarked on a grand adventure to help a fledgling “hotel” department at a little-known university in the desert get off the ground. Thanks to Vallen's groundwork, the Harrah College of Hospitality blossomed over the next five decades into UNLV’s flagship program and one of the top-ranked hospitality colleges in the world. And with the college's new state-of-the art academic building Hospitality Hall opening in spring 2018, 50 never looked so good!

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Located in the heart of the hotel, gaming and tourism industries, UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is uniquely positioned to offer students the real-world skills they need to succeed in the dynamic field of hospitality.

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Junghoon Yoon
Mar. 13, 2018

Facing several restricting government laws, this Southern Korean alumnus jumped through hoops to open his breweries.

Esther Oh Kostecky
Mar. 13, 2018

A meeting at a hospitality college career fair led this alumna on an adventure around the world.

Jung-Ho Suh
Mar. 13, 2018

Now executive of an international hotel chain, this double-degreed alumnus learned about various cultures through UNLV.

Mar. 13, 2018

The hospitality industry requires patience and empathy, and this international alumna has it mastered.

Two photos showing esports co-founder Milo Ocampo raising the championship trophy above his head surrounded by teammates as well as a stage with six computers on each side battling it out in League of Legends.
Mar. 12, 2018

At the inaugural Mountain West Esports Showdown, UNLV’s 8-bit esports team made history by winning the championship.

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