Happy Memorial Weekend

Operation 10,000 cookies was a success!  The CSN Culinary Club along and community volunteers, including those from CSN’s Phi Theta Kappa honors society, spent two days last week, baking 10,261 cookies for our troops overseas.

In case anyone is wondering, it takes 154 USPS priority boxes to mail that many cookies. Each box contained 65 sugar, chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal cookies and letters of appreciation to those serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and Nevada National Guard from our students and volunteers for their service and sacrifice.

The photos below were taken by CSN student Rowena Drinkwine, treasurer of the CSN Culinary Club.

Enjoy and happy Memorial weekend everyone. Please take a moment to give thanks for the men and women who have bravely served this nation.

 

About Michael.Richards

The Board of Regents unanimously selected Dr. Michael D. Richards in May 2008 as the eighth permanent President of the College of Southern Nevada, where he supports the College’s mission to create an educated and diverse workforce for Southern Nevada. Dr. Richards came to CSN in 2005 as the vice president for academic affairs, leaving his position as associate provost at Southern Utah University after 23 years. While at SUU, he also had the positions of vice president for planning and technology, vice president for university affairs and associate professor of business. He began his career in higher education as an adjunct faculty member at a community college in Alabama, and in the mid-1970s was on the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He brings a wealth of collegiate and business, four-year and two-year institutional experience to the College. He has taught English and management courses and has developed a record of scholarship through publications and presentations at state, regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Richards holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy (1970) from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, a Master of Arts in English from Utah State University (1972) and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Denver (1979). The Board of Regents appointed Dr. Richards as interim president of CSN in August 2007 after the departure of President Richard Carpenter (2004-2007). The regents then selected Dr. Richards for the permanent position following a national search by the ad hoc CSN President Search Committee. As President of the College, Dr. Richards is responsible for 2,274 employees, approximately 43,000 students and a budget of more than $130 million.
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