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RTC hits the road with customized bus to engage residents
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is hitting the road with a retrofitted 40-foot bus that has been meticulously designed to get the Southern Nevada community engaged and excited to talk about their future transit plan – On Board.
Officially introduced at the September RTC Board of Commissioners meeting at the Clark County Government Center, the air-conditioned bus includes a kids zone play area, seating and countertops to accommodate iPad workstations for residents to take a short survey (in English and Spanish) and two wide-screen monitors for presentations.
CSN Announces Nevada Promise Scholarship Program Open for Applicants
The College of Southern Nevada is urging this year’s high school seniors to apply for a Nevada Promise Scholarship. It could mean an entirely tuition-free college degree. Nevada Promise is a state-funded program that will pay all tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by other forms of financial aid for those who are eligible. Students must apply no later than Oct. 31, 2017.
Southern Nevada’s Largest Medical School Announces Increase To Class Size
The American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Touro University Nevada unanimous board approval on August 26 to substantially expand its class size, thus the institution will continue leading the state of Nevada as its largest medical school.
“Touro’s presentation to the COCA board to expand and welcome additional students was met with resounding approval. This change in class size will increase the medical education pipeline and will have a positive impact on providing future health care providers for the entire state,” said Dr. John Dougherty, Dean of Touro’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Touro’s program has longstanding success in curriculum development, community partnerships, national board scores, and residency placement which played a key role in the expansion approval from the board.”
Touro University Nevada Holds Annual White Coat Ceremony for New Students
Nearly 300 students from Touro University Nevada were presented with their white coats as a symbol of their commitment to becoming quality healthcare professionals during a special ceremony with their friends and family in attendance.
“The White Coat ceremony is a symbolic event where our students begin their journey to become lifelong learners and empathetic, evidence-based practitioners,” said Dr. Ray Alden, Provost of Touro University Nevada.
Though the tradition of the White Coat ceremony began in the mid-1990’s, it has since been adopted by most medical schools across the country.
New Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino General Manager is Announced
Joseph DeSimone Jr., owner of the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino and Henderson based real estate firm, First Federal Realty DeSimone announced today the appointment of the property’s new General Manager, Joe Wilcock.
Mr. Wilcock brings over 35 years of experience working in the casino industry at properties including Caesars Palace, Caesars Tahoe, Sands, Dunes, Golden Nugget, Mirage and Treasure Island. He grew up in the restaurant business under the tutelage of his father, a chef. He attended Washburne Culinary School in Chicago and cooked in such prestigious kitchens as The Drake Hotel and The Standard Club of Chicago. He owned a successful restaurant and catering service in Las Vegas. While studying at the College of Hotel Administration at UNLV, he worked at the Tropicana and Frontier Hotels. Joe has a B.S. degree in Hotel Administration and an MBA in finance from UNLV. He teaches Casino Management classes at The William F. Harrah College at UNLV and also serves on the Executive Board of the PLuS Center at The International Gaming Institute.