50th Anniversary

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Looking back, Moving forward

Over the span of five decades, the Harrah College of Hospitality has remained true to its mission of delivering highly-trained, highly-promotable professionals to the hospitality industry. While celebrating 50 years of accomplishments, the college is also setting its sights on the future—ushering in a new era of excellence in hospitality education with a new name, a new home, and a renewed commitment to the industry we love.

Read the dean's thoughts on our 50th anniversary

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Hospitality's 50 Intriguing Alumni

The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is celebrating its 50th anniversary with stories of graduates from all walks of life.

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Jan. 30, 2018
Five graduates forge their own paths in the hospitality industry.
Five businessmen
Jan. 4, 2018
UNLV's hospitality school alumni work in all corners of the industry. Here are just a few stellar standouts in food and beverage.
Dec. 6, 2017

A discussion with Bill Paulos, Pat Moreo, John Porter, Roger Wagner, and Jay "Bill" Sanderson — alumni who helped pave the way for generations of hotel administration students.

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Dec. 1, 2017
Five hard-working Millennials are storming the Strip with a fierceness that is shaking the hospitality business to its core.
Group of five women
Nov. 16, 2017
The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is celebrating its 50th anniversary with stories of graduates from all walks of life. Here, we celebrate women at the top of the industry.
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Oct. 30, 2017
The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is celebrating its 50th anniversary with stories of graduates from all walks of life. Here, we celebrate the Rebel families among its college grads.