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GCC Nursing Alumni to host Gatsby Gala

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BATAVIA, N.Y. -- Genesee Community College's Nursing Program produces qualified and skilled candidates for positions in the healthcare each year. Under the direction of the Alumni Affairs Office, the Nursing Program Alumni are working hard to help qualified Nursing Program students overcome financial obstacles.

The GCC Nursing Alumni Committee established a new scholarship opportunity for future Nursing Program students to help mitigate financial obstacles to GCC student success. The entire community is invited to kick off National Nurses Week at the Batavia Downs on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for the first annual Gatsby Gala to support the GCC Nursing Alumni Scholarship.

The event will open at 5:30 p.m. for guests to register. A delicious sit-down dinner with a cash bar will begin at 6 p.m. during which, Emcee Scott Gardner, President of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce will introduce GCC's Director of the Nursing Program Laurel Sanger; Chase Hughes of Buffalo, NY who will testify to the difference qualified and passionate nurses made for him and his family; and Jennifer Sonricker of Warsaw, NY who will share her journey battling her daughter's cancer.

At 7:15 p.m. all guests have chances to win big with door prizes and a cash raffle! The evening will conclude with a beautiful dessert and dancing the night away to the DJ talents of students from GCC's radio station 90.7 WGCC.

Tickets are on sale now! RSVP online at https://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/alumni/alumni-events/gatsbygala/. You can also contact the Alumni Affairs Office at alumni@genesee.edu directly. Tickets to the Gatsby Gala cost $100 per person and all proceeds go directly to the GCC Nursing Alumni Scholarship.

The Nursing Scholarship is generously sponsored by the following:

Bronze Sponsors:
Summit Family Dental Care
Laurel Sanger
Jerilyn Constantino
Brenda Schiavone
Michelle Grohs
Jeffrey Erickson Law Office

In-Kind Supporters:
Bobette and Dan McCormick
Tops Friendly Markets in Warsaw
Healing Hands Massage & Spa, LLC
Steuben Trust Company
Envision Salon & Spa
Michelle Grohs
Jeffrey Erickson Law Office

Additional Donations:
Robert O. Holley

There are still opportunities available to sponsor Nursing Program scholarships at many levels. For online details go to: https://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/alumni/alumni-events/gatsbygala/ which offers commitments of $100 - $3,000 and also includes In-kind Support for those wishing to customize their sponsorship. All sponsorship levels include a variety of benefits from free advertising to photos, and GCC Foundation recognition.

For more information, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Jennifer Wakefield at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6265, or via email at jgwakefield@genesee.edu.