Ninth & Tenth Mentored Students!

Corrina Snodgrass

Corrina Snodgrass is the Ninth (9th) student that the HUD Las Vegas Office staff has mentored from the Summer Business Institute. This is her 2nd year in this program. The Institute is sponsored by a partnership of the Clark County Government and over 70 Southern Nevada Businesses.

She was placed with HUD this summer and was assigned to work with a variety of program areas. She recently graduated from Arbor View High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. She was involved in such clubs as Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) and Drama Club.

She has dedicated her past summers to community service in recreation centers while volunteering at local elementary schools. She plans on attending College of Southern Nevada (CSN), first two years of college and transferring to a University in order to major in Business Administration.

Corrina stated that she was very grateful for the experience of working at HUD.  She quotes, "This has been a valuable experience for me because I have gained so much knowledge and met amazing people." Corrina felt that HUD was the perfect place to intern because her future aspirations are to become a professional in the federal government.

Edgar Vargas

Edgar Vargas became the Tenth (10th) student to be mentored this year from the Summer Business Institute.

Edgar graduated with high honors from Advanced Technologies Academy with a 4.2 GPA. In the fall he will be attending Seton Hall University in New Jersey where he will major in Diplomacy. Throughout high school he was active in several groups including: Student Ambassadors, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Global Studies Club.

He has spent countless hours tutoring children battling cancer at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, as well as middle school students at Bridger Middle School. He also was interning for Family Promise, a homeless agency in the city. Edgar's long term goal is to someday become a diplomat and work at the American Mission to the United Nations.

The Las Vegas Field Office Director, Kenneth J. LoBene states, "It's so great again to open HUD for the ninth (9th) year, partnering up to provide opportunity to attract young adults into public sector and for the youths to understand the importance of giving back to their neighborhoods and communities." Corrina and Edgar were both assigned to the Office of Field Policy Management (FPM). They directly performed various tasks assigned directly from the Director.

Both Corrina and Edgar were supervised by the Director of Las Vegas Field Office, Kenneth J. LoBene. Mentorship was shared by Vickie L. Henry, Field Operations Specialist and Bernie C. Yergeau, Field Operations Analyst.


Content Archived: October 21, 2013