May 3, 2016
May is definitely off to a fast start. I am excited to announce Touro University Nevada’s solar energy initiative which will allow us to reduce our carbon footprint, save in overall energy costs and, most importantly, continue to expand our campus in the unfinished spaces of our building. NV Energy and Blue Oak Energy are our partners in this massive project that makes our rooftop array of 3,420 panels the second largest rooftop project in Southern Nevada. This system will provide approximately 60% of the university’s total energy needs.
Wednesday, May 11, we welcome our generous scholarship donors to campus for a luncheon in their honor. Scholarships allow our students focus on their studies rather than worry about the financial burden of an advanced degree.
Families and friends of the graduating classes of 2016 are getting ready to celebrate commencement on Sunday, May 15 at the Rio Hotel, Pavilion Ballroom. It will be a long and fun day. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will start at 9:00 am with a pinning ceremony followed by the School of Occupational Therapy pinning ceremony at 11:00. At 12:30, a special military recommissioning ceremony will be held, then the main ceremony procession will start at 2:55 pm.
At the end of May, we will be celebrating the re-opening of an updated free clinic space for the Shade Tree Shelter. After operating in a thrown-together space since 2009, we gathered community partners together to enhance the space to provide for better healthcare to the women and children of the shelter.
I invite the community to learn more about Touro University Nevada and the amazing work our graduates, students, faculty and staff do for Southern Nevada. Please contact my Office of Advancement at (702) 777-3100 to schedule a tour.
All my best,
CEO and Senior Provost
Touro University Western Division