The SHANNON BYBEE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD COMMITTEE coordinates the solicitation of student written scholarly papers and selection of first and second place winners from among the participants who are honored with cash awards in addition to recognition. It is co-chaired by Trustee Tom Auriemma and Jennifer Roberts.


alt           TOM AURIEMMA  is one of the casino industry’s leading gaming attorneys and consultants with a wealth of knowledge based on almost 40 years of experience.  He is currently a member of the Penn National Gaming, Inc. Compliance Committee.  From 2007 to 2011, Auriemma was also the Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer of Penn National Gaming, Inc. and the president of a number of its subsidiaries. Auriemma is also a strategic advisor to gaming and other companies and was a casino regulator in New Jersey for over 28 years.

alt           JENNIFER ROBERTS focuses her practice on gaming law, including gaming licensing, gaming compliance and gaming law development; federal, state and local alcohol beverage licensing control; land use and zoning; business licensing and regulatory and administrative law. She regularly appears before the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission, as well as local councils and commissions. She is also an adjunct professor of gaming law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.