Nevada State College announced that the Nevada System of Higher Education approved its newest bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary data science. Pending approval from NSC’s accrediting body, the program will become the only one of its kind in Nevada. A degree in the program will allow students an opportunity to pursue careers such as data analyst, operations manager, database administrator and software engineer.
Goodwill of Southern Nevada announced the addition of Karen Marben as the new chief mission services officer. She will lead Southern Nevada’s programming for job seekers and employer partnerships. Marben is responsible for developing programs and trainings that will enable job seekers to overcome barriers preventing them from landing a job.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters received the No. 1 ranking in the 2020 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Helicopter Tour in North America. The Mob Museum ranked No. 1 for Best Las Vegas Attraction. The awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels and things to do. Nominees for all categories are chosen editorially by a panel of relevant experts.
Brandon Rizk joined Planet Home Lending, a national lender and servicer, as branch manager for a new branch at 2485 Village View Drive #150, Henderson. Rizk has been in the financial industry for nearly two decades and in the Southern Nevada community for more than 14 years.
The Penta Building Group earned three award recognitions for Engineering News-Record’s Regional Best Projects 2020: “Best Project” for its work on Caesars Forum; “Excellence in Safety” for Caesars Forum; and “Excellence in Safety, Award of Merit” for Wynn Las Vegas South Convention Center. Penta also promoted Alex Whitmer to senior project engineer. Initially joining Penta through the company’s internship program,