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Current Foundation News

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Campus News | September 10, 2020

College receives $5 million gift from Panda Express co-founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng to support new program in rapidly growing field.

People | August 11, 2020

A Scholarship Fund Honoring Regent Sam Lieberman Draws Community Support

woman hugging a student around a crowd
People | July 21, 2020

Diana Bennett, who assumed new role in May, says leadership starts with listening.

closeup of someone wearing a UNLV School of Medicine doctor's coat
Campus News | June 17, 2020

A bequest from Patrick Thomas Rose will help Nevadans seeking medical degrees.

unlv president marta meana is wrapped in a blanket by audrey martinez and lynn valbuena
Business and Community | February 24, 2020

Thanks to a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, UNLV’s College of Hospitality and Boyd School of Law will develop multiple education initiatives related to tribal gaming and hospitality.

People | January 10, 2020

From busboy to COO of one of the world's largest resort brands, Bill Hornbuckle has never forgotten those who helped him get to the top. Now, he’s determined to help others get there too.

Foundation In The News

Hospitality Technology
October 29, 2020

Volan Technology has been recognized with the Lee Prize Nevada Innovation Award by the UNLV Lee Business School. Selected from 250 proposals submitted from 32 states and nine countries, Volan Technology, one of eight winners, won due to its advanced solution for enterprise-scale, precise and private contact tracing software enabling hospitality operators to make dramatic improvements in virus prevention and save millions of dollars in manual tracing. The AI-based technology also enables organizations to report and respond to emergencies with extraordinary speed and accuracy.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 28, 2020

Five teams of entrepreneurs have been awarded $900,000 combined to help the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

QSR
September 11, 2020

Fast-casual dining is dominating the restaurant industry, and its growth is expected to continue at a rapid pace in a post-pandemic economy.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 12, 2020

Department of Commerce Chief of Staff Mike Walsh spent the last two days in Las Vegas to announce a grant for UNLV and to learn more about the area’s “uniquely hard hit” economy.

Las Vegas Sun
May 4, 2020

It’s unnaturally quiet these days on the UNLV campus, which normally would be swirling with students preparing for final exams coming.

Crunchbase
April 29, 2020

As states begin reopening after shutting down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, certain industries, such as hospitality, entertainment and travel, may not bounce immediately back until both guests and employees feel safe being close to one another again.

Recent Foundation Accomplishments

November 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of...
August 15, 2019
Joakim Nyoni (Foundation) was selected and participated in the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in July. IEM is a comprehensive executive education program that prepares senior leadership in higher education to address challenges and opportunities that face institutions of higher learning.
February 4, 2019
Caleen Johnson (Foundation) and Stine Odegard (Service Learning and Leadership) have been announced as members of the 2019 cohort of Jameson Fellows.  In 2013, Gard Jameson developed the program to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. This program will enrich the work currently being done by these departments and better...
August 23, 2018
UNLV has received two 2018 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honors are given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. UNLV is one of six public universities nationwide with endowments of less than $350 million to be honored for...
February 13, 2018
Kim Nyoni, Carrie Ahlborn, Russel Kost (all Foundation), Chad Warren (Alumni), Alexandra Liebman, and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been invited to make presentations at the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) western region’s premier conference in San Francisco in March.  Kim Nyoni (Foundation) will lead a session...
February 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services...