Dr. Laura Henkel developed a first-rate educational component and established collaborations with such educational institutions as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, serving as both a learning facility and public resource.  She also developed an effective visitor-outreach program that brought international attention.   In addition, she conceived, planned, built, and curated many art exhibits and events that were well attended and well covered in local and national media.  Laura’s commitment, connections, and vision, I believe, are invaluable.