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ULM to host Fall Gala Oct. 6

Published September 30, 2016

MONROE, La. — The University of Louisiana Monroe College of Arts, Education, and Sciences will host its Fall Gala from 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at the home of John and Dorothy Schween.

Tickets are $40 and attire is dressy casual. Guests must be 21 and older to attend, and attire is dressy casual. 

This fundraising event brings together faculty, staff, and community members for a very special night of wine, delicious food and drinks, fellowship and entertainment. “We are very excited about this fundraising event. There has been outstanding support from local businesses and restaurants. I hope people of the community attend this fabulous party,” said Arely Castillo, Coordinator of Marketing & Communication for the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences.  

For entertainment, Visual and Performing Arts’ students will showcase their talents with short performances from the Broadway musical "Sweeney Todd." There will be door prizes, a silent auction, and a fun photo booth. All proceeds for this event will support the College’s initiatives and faculty enhancement. 

This year’s gala will feature door prices and a silent auction with various items, including gift cards from Trio’s, Doe’s, Avocado’s, Tiger Mart, Panache Boutique, Blue Sky Yoga, Raven Salon & Spa. A great selection of paintings, photos, and jewelry have been donated from artists such as Heather Gill, Cliff Tresner, Vanelis Rivera, Mara Loeb, and Bette Kauffman.

During the gala, guests will enjoy a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine donated by local businesses. Some of the local donors include Enoch’s Irish Pub & Cafe, Chef Eric Johnson & Company, Fiesta Nutrition Center, River & Rail Cantina, China Cafe among many others. 

This event is also an opportunity for the community and university to interact with each other. “Our Fall Gala is a great opportunity to support faculty, staff and student initiatives,” said Dr. Sandra Lemoine, dean of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. “We are looking forward to enjoying a fun evening with our alumni, friends, and supporters.”

Dr. Ava Pugh, founder of the Fall Gala said that, “The Fall Harvest Scene is just not complete without having the opportunity to attend the Fall Gala where we are reunited with friends and colleagues in a comfortable atmosphere as we reminisce of past galas, meet new people, and vow not to ‘talk shop.’"

The Fall Gala is accepting sponsorships and donations.

For more information, to purchase tickets, and for directions, contact Arely Castillo at castillo@ulm.edu or 318-342-1296.