Corporate Bits | Adelson family foundation donates nearly USD2 million to USJ

The Adelson Family Foundation presented a ceremonial cheque of more than USD1.9 million (approximately MOP15.4 million) yesterday to the University of Saint Joseph (USJ)  to assist its recovery efforts after Typhoon Hato and subsequent storms that caused major damage to its new campus in August and September.

Executives from Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Sands China Ltd. presented the ceremonial cheque to Fr. Peter Stilwell, rector of USJ, at the university’s new campus. 

The basement level of the university’s new Green Campus on Ilha Verde was flooded after the storm last year, submerging nearly all its equipment – both installed and in storage – under 3 metres of water. Five days of pumping was required to drain the basement.

Adelson Family Foundation donation will go towards addressing four critical areas of need at the university including the library, server room, audio-visual studio and its fitness room and recreational corner.

MGM supports UM’s study tour to Las Vegas

A group of 48 students from the University of Macau (UM) recently toured MGM properties in Las Vegas and met with the senior management team to gain an in-depth understanding of the operations of MGM Resorts International as well as the hospitality and gaming landscape in Las Vegas. According to a statement issued by MGM, the gaming operator has supported the UM for its study tour since 2005.

 The participants consisted of 41 students, who are in their third and fourth year of the Gaming Management Program and Convention and Hospitality Management Program, plus three accompanying faculty members. In addition, four representatives from the Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Service Office joined the tour to enhance their skills and knowledge associated with the responsible gaming services to contribute to the Macau scene.

To offer the group the opportunity to explore non-gaming elements and responsible gaming measures in the world’s leading hospitality and entertainment company MGM Resorts International, the Company arranged hotel site inspection tours at its properties including Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand and T-Mobile Arena. An Executive Panel met and exchanged ideas with the MGM senior management team, which was followed by the appreciation of the featured show “O” at Bellagio.

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