LAS VEGAS – Marcelle Cruzado, a graduate of Southwest Career & Technical Academy (SWCTA) and recipient of the Bank of Nevada Forward Together Scholarship, will pursue a degree in business in the fall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Cruzado was among 34 applicants for the scholarship which is awarded to an SWCTA student based on academic skill, grade point average, community service and essay. The $3,000 scholarship was presented May 18, 2016, at the Public Education Foundation Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. This is the fifth year the Forward Together Scholarship has been offered to an SWCTA student by Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank.
While at SWCTA, Cruzado was enrolled in the Hospitality program and maintained a 3.88 cumulative GPA. She held the position of SWCTA DECA Historian her sophomore year and SWCTA DECA Vice President her junior year. As a junior, she was elected DECA Vice President of Southern Nevada, just recently completing her term in February of 2016.
About Bank of Nevada
Bank of Nevada is a division of Western Alliance Bank, the go-to bank for business in its growing markets. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services, plus superior service to meet the needs of local businesses. With 11 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s robust national platform of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued partner for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. With more than $15 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the fastest-growing bank holding companies in the U.S. and recognized as #10 on the Forbes 2016 “Best Banks in America” list. For more information, visit www.bankofnevada.com.
About Western Alliance Bank
With more than $15 billion in assets, top-performing Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the fastest-growing bank holding companies in the U.S. and recognized as #10 on the Forbes 2016 “Best Banks in America” list. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, is the go-to bank for business and succeeds with local teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services. Western Alliance Bank operates full-service banking divisions: Alliance Bank of Arizona, Bank of Nevada, Bridge Bank, First Independent Bank and Torrey Pines Bank. The bank also serves business customers through a robust national platform of specialized financial services including Corporate Finance, Equity Fund Resources, Hotel Franchise Finance, Life Sciences Group, Mortgage Warehouse Lending, Public and Nonprofit Finance, Renewable Resource Group, Resort Finance, Technology Finance and Alliance Association Bank. For more information, visit westernalliancebancorporation.com.