Successful Spring Gala hosted by Ozarka College Foundation
Published on April 8, 2019
On April 4, 2019, the FNBC Student Commons Area at Ozarka College was filled with enthusiasm and positive energy from attendees of the Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala. Ozarka's Foundation hosted this event with the theme, "Your Story Starts Here " and the presenting sponsor was Centennial Bank. Dr. Richard Dawe, Ozarka College President, welcomed the crowd of more than 275 attendees and spoke about successes shared by the College this past year. After a short welcome by Foundation Board Chair, Pam Setser, Matt Rush, Ozarka College Foundation Board Secretary, offered a blessing followed by attendees enjoying a steak dinner prepared by Ozarka College's Culinary Arts Department. Sam Cooper, Lead Chef at Hawk's Nest, was the guest chef for this event.
Guests were served a wonderful meal followed by sponsor recognition and student speaker introduction by Suellen Davidson, Ozarka College Director of Advancement. Jennifer Campbell, Ozarka College Outstanding Alumna, spoke about her experience at Ozarka College. She is a graduate of both the Licensed Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing programs.
Mike Watson prepared guests for the live auction that would close out the evening's festivities. He announced that Sissy's Log Cabin donated a beautiful diamond necklace that each highest bidder would be entered into a drawing for a chance to win at the end of the auction. Auctioneer, Tony Watson, then auctioned off several items that were generously donated by local community members and businesses. Mike then shared closing remarks and thanked everyone who attended the 2019 Spring Gala.
Special thanks to presenting sponsor: Centennial Bank, and corporate sponsors: AIG Retirement Services, Arch Westmoreland, Bank of Cave City, Evolve Bank, First Community Bank, FNBC Community Bankers, Freedom Ford, Gammill Oil Company, Garry and Carol Anne Lawrence, G.H. Miller & Sons, Izard County Propane, Mark's Pharmacy, Mike Watson -State Farm, Ozark Adult Personal Care, Stone Bank, Sissy's Log Cabin, and White River Health Systems.