LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2008 — The College of Southern Nevada Foundation is pleased to announce the 2009 Legacy of Achievement award recipients, who will have endowed scholarships at CSN in each of their names.
The honorees are selected based on the overall and lasting impact of their contributions to the Southern Nevada community and will receive their award on Saturday, April 25, at the annual CSN Foundation Legacy of Achievement Gala, which each year helps raise thousands of dollars from the community for CSN students. This year the event is being hosted by the brand new M Resort.
The 2009 Legacy recipients are Anthony A. Marnell II, founder and CEO of Marnell Corrao Associates; Thalia M. Dondero, the first woman elected to Clark County Commission and former Nevada System of Higher Education regent; Dr. Candace Kant, CSN professor emerita of history for more than 30 years; and community philanthropist and local businessman Bruce Layne.
“The CSN Foundation is proud to recognize these community leaders, who have had a dramatic impact on the Southern Nevada hospitality industry, on education and on health care,” said Robbie Graham, chair of the CSN Foundation Board of Trustees. “Our students and future community leaders will benefit from the educational opportunities afforded by Legacy scholarships created in each Legacy recipient’s name.”
The CSN Foundation Legacy of Achievement Gala will have the honor of being the first local, major event at the M Resort. All funds raised at the event will go toward scholarships and athletics programs at CSN, the largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution in Nevada.
The presenting sponsor will be NV Energy, which provides funds to endow the named scholarships. As of this year, NV Energy has contributed $180,000 toward the college. Premier sponsors for the event include: NV Energy, the M Resort Spa Casino, DeLuca Liquors & Wine, Ltd., United Healthcare, Freeman and the Las Vegas Hospitality Association.
NV Energy Sr. Vice President Tony Sanchez will serve as emcee for the event.
Table sponsorships, congratulatory journal ads and tickets for the event are available now through April 20 from the CSN Foundation.
Founded in 1971 and educating thousands of students a semester, the College of Southern Nevada (www.csn.edu) is the state’s largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution. CSN offers more than 200 degree and certificate options in more than 130 areas of study, including 25 degree and certificate programs available entirely online. Students create flexible, personalized schedules including day, evening and weekend classes taught on three main campuses and multiple locations throughout Southern Nevada. CSN -- Your future starts here.
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