Hillsdale College comes to NPRI

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Hillsdale College comes to NPRI

I’ve always been a big fan of Hillsdale College.

The school’s core curriculum alone is enough reason to warrant admiration, with its grounding in Western culture and tradition and its focus on the principles of the American founding.

Beyond that, there’s the fact that Hillsdale doesn’t accept a single penny in government funding. Lots of institutions around the country can say the same — including NPRI — but that Hillsdale can say it makes the school unique among American colleges.

And finally, there’s a reason that’s a bit closer to home: Three members of our staff here at NPRI — Victor JoecksJared Carl and Tyler Walton — are Hillsdale graduates, and we’ve been well served by all of them.

So it is with great excitement that we will welcome Dr. Larry Arnn, the president of Hillsdale, as the keynote speaker for NPRI’s 22nd Anniversary Celebration. The event, which serves as our chief annual fundraiser, will be held on Sept. 26 at The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas, and I want to invite you to attend.

We’ve still got room, but the space is filling up fast. For more information on the event or to secure your seat or table, please click here.

I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Arnn give a speech in Henderson last year, and what he offered was an incisive analysis of the challenges our nation is currently facing, as well as an uplifting and optimistic message about how we can, by returning to our founding principles, succeed in meeting them. If you attend — and I hope you will — you’re in for a real treat.

In the meantime, I’d like to suggest you check out a few courses that Hillsdale offers online free of charge. The subjects range from economics to history to the U.S. Constitution, and you can register for them here.

As always, thank you for your support of NPRI and our efforts to make the Silver State a better place to live.

Take care, and I hope to see you on Sept. 26!

Andy Matthews
NPRI President


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