The 2018 Gala at PCCC

President Rose addresses the audience

By Erica Russelman

On April 26, 2018, the PCCC Foundation’s 26th Annual Scholarship Gala was held at the Hamilton Club building. College faculty, students, government officials, and community members came out to show their support by raising money for PCCC scholarships.
The event included basket bidding, delicious food prepared by PCCC’s own culinary program, and speeches given by previous recipients of scholarships.
Various organizations in the PCCC community donated baskets that guests bid on.

Gala Event – Newspaper Staff: Visions College Newspaper, left to right: Co-Editor-in-Chief, Erica Russelman; Advisor, Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer; Co-Editor- in-Chief, Katherine Tapia; Staff Writer, Janiece Carter; and Man- aging Editor, Stephany Ayala.

The bidding money goes toward the PCCC Scholarship Foundation. Not only did the basket bidding provide enjoyment to the guests, but PCCC’s growing culinary program also made a great

PTK Advisor, Professor Jennifer Gasparino pictured with Jennifer Greco, recent elect as Middle States Region President of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

impression on all attendants.

Star pupil Sally Segovia returned to the Hamilton Club to serve food at another major PCCC event. Previously, Segovia made an appearance at the Faculty Party of 2017 to serve some of her delicious creations. Towards the end of the gala, guests got to hear from the stars of the night: the recipients of the scholarships from last year. Hearing about how much donations to the foundation help is motivating for other students to strive and for donors to help students.
The 26th Annual Scholarship Gala reminded all in attendance what education can do, and what donations can do for students’ academic experience.