The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV held its annual Vallen Dinner of Distinction April 26, 2012 to honor leaders in the hospitality industry at The Venetian Hotel & Casino.
The Harrah Hotel College recognized the accomplishments of Sheldon Adelson, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., and Paula Eylar, a UNLV graduate and Vice President of Business and Technology at Boyd Gaming Corporation.
Adelson received the Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year award and Eylar received the Alumna of the Year award at the hotel college's annual Vallen Dinner of Distinction. The event honors Jerome Vallen, founding dean of the Harrah Hotel College. Proceeds from the Vallen Dinner and the silent and live auctions benefited faculty, staff and students at the hotel college.