The Vallen Dinner of Distinction


Nov. 30, 2017, 6pm

Office/Remote Location

Golden Nugget, Grand Ballroom


The Vallen Dinner of Distinction is the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality's signature event honoring excellence in hospitality. The purpose of the event is to recognize alumni and leaders in the hospitality industry who have made significant contributions to the industry and hospitality education. The event is named in honor of Hotel College founding Dean, Jerome Vallen.

This year is particularly special given that the college is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and event programming will focus on the college's five-decades of excellence in hospitality education. The college will honor its 2017 Alumnus of the Year, Kathy Clark-Dyke; highlight members of the college's first graduating class; and pay special tribute to the life-time achievements of Dean Vallen, who in 1967 launched a fledgling "hotel" program that would grow into one of the most successful hospitality colleges in the world.


  • $150 for UNLVVIP members
  • $175 for Individual Tickets

For special room rates, attendees can call 1-800-634-3454 and mention the Vallen Dinner of Distinction or visit Golden Nugget online with offer code: GSVDODG.

Sponsorships & reserved tables:

  • Silver Sponsor: $1,750
  • Scarlet Sponsor: $2,500
  • Platinum Sponsor: $5,000

Admission Information

To register, visit the Vallen Dinner webpage.

Contact Information

Harrah College of Hospitality
Maggie Hausbeck

Event Sponsor

By Dzign, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirts, Golden Nugget Las Vegas and the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.