Dr. Guy: Fieri Awarded Honorary Doctorate at UNLV Commencement

Dec. 19, 2012

UNLV alum turned celebrity chef honored for commitment to his alma mater during fall commencement Dec. 18.


By Tony Allen, UNLV Media Relations, (702) 895-3102

The 1990 Harrah Hotel College grad has parlayed his fascination with food into a successful career as a restaurateur, a New York Times best-selling author, and most notably as the face of numerous Food Network programs.

Throughout his rise to stardom, Fieri has held strong to his Rebel roots. UNLV faculty and students have been featured on his show “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” and he regularly returns to his alma mater to motivate and share his experience with students. For that, he now has a new title: Dr. Guy.

Fieri was honored Dec. 18 at UNLV’s fall commencement ceremony with an honorary doctorate for his public service, for maintaining a strong connection with UNLV students, and for supporting hotel college fundraising efforts.

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