AAUW-ST GEORGE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP GALA TO BE HELD OCTOBER 14
Name: AAUW-ST GEORGE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP GALA TO BE HELD OCTOBER 14
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM MDT
The annual Scholarship Gala of the AAUW St. George Branch will be held on Saturday, October 14, at the Bloomington Country Club in St. George. The evening will begin with a Social Hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, followed by an elegant dinner and entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the AAUW St. George Scholarship Fund. Individual tickets and tables for 10 can be purchased at AAUW-St.George.org/Gala. Early reservations are encouraged, as only 150 tickets are available. The Gala’s theme is “A Night of Inspiration, Endless Possibilities.” The keynote speaker is Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin, PhD, the acclaimed President of Salt Lake Community College. SLCC is Utah’s largest, most diverse two-year college with more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses, an eCampus and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. As the President of Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs, applied technology courses, and transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions, Dr. Huftalin is a dynamic and inspiring speaker on the endless opportunities available to Utah residents for inclusive and transformative education. Dr. Huftalin has taught in the Education, Leadership and Policy program at the University of Utah and serves on a number of community boards and committees, including the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission, Salt Lake Chamber, EDCUtah, Envision Utah, and Utah Campus Compact. Nationally, Dr. Huftalin serves as a Commissioner and Executive Committee member for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a trustee for LeaderShape, and a member CEO for RC-2020, Inc. Before her 2014 appointment as President, Dr. Huftalin served SLCC as the Interim President, Vice President of Student Services, Dean of Students, and Director of Academic and Career Advising. Prior to joining SLCC in 1992, she held positions at William Rainey Harper College, Northwestern University, the University of Utah, Stanford University, and the Institute for Shipboard Education. Dr. Huftalin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, a master’s degree from UCLA and a doctorate in Education, Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. The American Association of University Women is the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since its inception in 1881, AAUW members have researched and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day: educational, social, economic and political. The AAUW St. George Branch is an extension of the national AAUW. Founded in 1981, it is the largest branch in Utah, with over 120 members. Its mission is to advance equity for women and girls in southern Utah through advocacy and education. Its 2016 Gala raised $47,000 for scholarships that helped 26 local women pursue their educational goals. In addition to the Scholarship Program, AAUW St. George provides mentors for women and girls pursuing their education, a week-long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Camp named eSMART for seventh grade girls, and intellectually challenging programs for our community. Gala tickets are $85 per person. Reserved tables for ten are available for $850. Sponsorships and other contributions are also appreciated. AAUW St. George is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. For tickets, visit AAUW-StGeorge.org/Gala. For sponsorships and contributions, contact Pat Dalpiaz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 554-8029.