Message from Tim Lam

Summer is almost over and school is starting again. Morning traffic will be a little more difficult! September, as with the beginning of any semester, is a fresh start. We look forward to excited and enthusiastic students coming to class to learn and explore in a non-threatening surrounding.
What can be better than learning with fellow enthusiasts, exploring new ideas, new careers and seeing where one fits in. School is a laboratory. Where everyone is free to experiment with little to no consequence.

We look forward to welcoming the fall semester. There will be much learning, much laughter and new friendships. To those joining TISOH, welcome! To our dear alums and industry colleagues, consider coming back to share your knowledge. Let us build the next generation together.


TISOH Executive Director

TISOH Fall Back into Summer Alumni Mixer Recap

The latest TISOH mixer was a blast!  TISOH alums, current students, industry friends, administrators and faculty were on hand to mix and mingle at the trendy NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus.  Behind the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip, DJ Tunix provided the tunes as the attendees enjoyed great food and signature beverages.  The night was capped off by a wonderful talk featuring the inimitable Scheme Events team, Rissa, Tara, and Traci.  These three enterprising women are among our most illuminating alums and they return to share their remarkable story of entrepreneurship as they recount the early days of setting up their now 5 year old and highly successful event and wedding planning business.

TISOH unveils second iteration of the Design Lab

The TISOH Design Lab has a new look!  Special thanks to our incredible design team led by Lenny Talarico CSEP Director of MGM Resorts Event Productions, our primary sponsor for this most creative space.  The current design is a wedding theme with two beautifully decorated rounds and a sweethearts corner.  This Design Lab was featured in Special Events magazine.  We are so proud and honored to have such excellent sponsors help showcase the latest trends and lighting and decor to our aspiring professional students!

Meet Anthony Lai, TISOH Student Affairs Program Manager

Bio: Anthony has worked in hotel industry for over 10 years in roles including hotel operations, concierge, revenue management and hotel software implementation. He has worked for notable hospitality & gaming brands including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Peninsula Hotels, MGM Resorts, and Caesars Entertainment. Born and raised in Las Vegas, his childhood consist of attending every casino opening (1986 and beyond) and visiting the many attractions within the Las Vegas Boulevard Strip. He is passionate in sharing his industry experience to all the students of TISOH and having some fun in the crazy world of hospitality!
Job Duties: Anthony's job duties include assisting students with career questions, advice, and counseling. He is also responsible with working with potential hospitality employers to create job events and opportunities for TISOH students. If you have any questions about the school, work, life, or whatever, please feel free to see Anthony!

Fun Facts: I have met a lot of prominent figures of the world during my hotel career. I shook hands with President Obama, walked Hugh Jackman's dog, and sold cigarettes to Lindsay Lohan just to name a few. 

Likes: Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Traveling around the world

Dislikes: Cheese, condiments, and waking up early in the morning

Distinguished Alumni Award Series - Christina Perna 2008

As part of our oncoming 10th year anniversary celebration, we continue to highlight a graduate each year!  In 2008, Christina Perna completed the Wedding Coordination and Design program. Tina had a dream of being a wedding planner on the Las Vegas Strip. As the Celebrations Manager at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, She oversees all weddings and party events and sales throughout the property. As a strong supporter of TISOH, Tina believes in giving back and supports our externs by teaching them how to become successful wedding planners.

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