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PAR-SIGHTED VISION: PGA Golf Management Program at UNLV aims at all of the sport’s hospitality potential

A sage knows that age isn’t just a state of mind. It’s a state of play. Assuming the sage swings a mean five-iron — whatever their age.

“Now you’re going to throw a little ball into that trashcan over there,” says the college student pretending to be a teacher, trying to teach other college students pretending to be 7-year-olds.

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T.G.I. MAN FRIDAY: The Palms’ Joe Yalda is a new breed of butler catering to the rich, famous and royal

For many, the word “butler” evokes the image of a formal older fellow with a British accent, perhaps wearing a waistcoat. Think Batman’s Alfred Pennyworth or Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey.

But this is Las Vegas, and Joe Yalda is a new breed of butler.

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MENTORSHIP SHAPE-UP:  Students meet their instructors for new class of college mentorship program

When UNLV student Meredith Hall missed the deadline by one day to apply for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s (LVCVA) inaugural College Mentorship Program last year, she couldn’t wait to apply for the second class, which got underway earlier this month.

Hall and 30 other students will be mentored by local sports marketing leaders and other special events and tourism experts in the six-month program. Students met their mentors during a luncheon Oct. 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center — the first of several networking events planned.

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