A major celebration for one of the largest growing communities in Las Vegas, the Asian and Pacific Islanders, will kick-off the nationally recognized heritage month celebration on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 11am-3pm at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The focus of the event is to recognize over 700 API student who will graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “This is an exciting and one-of-a-kind event that recognizes the accomplishment of our API students in Las Vegas,” said Vida Lin, President & Founder of ACDC. “It’s also a great opportunity to bring our communities together to celebrate our diversity within the API community.” A highlight of the four-hour
event will be a career fair where attendees can speak to recruiters from companies and organizations including Caesars Entertainment, MGM
Resorts International, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Panda Express and Tesla. Families and friends of the graduates can also learn about civic engagement opportunities with non-profit organizations in Southern Nevada.
The “GraduAsian” ceremony will be hosted by Nia Wong, Reporter/Anchor for KLAS-TV/Channel 8 and will include cultural performances, a keynote speaker and special appearances by federal elected officials. Each graduate will receive a commemorative gift that can be worn to the commencement event the following week.
“Caesars Entertainment seeks to support the vibrant, diverse, and healthy communities in which we operate,” said Gwen Migita, Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship. “ACDC is a great collaborator and leader for this event and in celebrating Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.” Migita will deliver the keynote address during the GraduAsian ceremony. The career fair portion of the event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required at the door.