Oscar Goodman, Showgirl, Drop in on Hospitality Hero

Merissa Viviano catches prestigious award from LVCVA, and a toast from the Happiest Mayor on Earth

Organisation & & Neighborhood|May 3, 2017|By Angela Ramsey Previous mayor Oscar Goodman dropped

by campus to award Hotel University student Merissa Viviano the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s 2017 Hospitality Heroes Award.( R. Marsh Starks/ UNLV Creative Solutions)William F. Harrah Hotel College student Merissa Viviano is no stranger to

the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Last summer, she was a star intern for the LVCVA’s Worldwide Sales Department. However think of Viviano’s surprise– after an unusual summon to the Dean Stowe Shoemaker’s

office– when she was welcomed by former mayor Oscar Goodman and provided with the LVCVA’s 2017 Hospitality Heroes Award in front of a shimmery audience of Las Vegas showgirls. Having actually operated in food and beverage and gone to college in Florida, Viviano came to UNLV already armed with an associate

‘s degree and a recognized resume. But her desire to stand out in this brand-new and highly competitive college environment triggered her to take on brand-new difficulties, like functioning as the chapter president for the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International student organization, taking part in the college’s year-long Coach Program, working as a trainee supervisor for UNLVino, and numerous other functions. Not to discuss, she did all that while juggling a full class load and a demanding work schedule as a server at Wolfgang Puck’s Cucina.”Merissa is the hardest-working student I have actually ever seen,”said Bobbie Barnes, director of the college’s Bob Boughner Profession Providers group.”Through her leadership, her work ethic, and her passionate desire to find out, she is the meaning of a model trainee. “The LVCVA Hospitality Hero award is provided to trainees who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, leadership qualities, and contributions to the hospitality field. It is an honor Viviano will carry proudly into this month’s graduation event and beyond as she releases her career in hospitality sales and marketing with a job

at Mandalay Bay.

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