Ozarka College Foundation Sets Spring Gala


“Under Construction: Building for the Future” is the theme of the 2014 Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala on Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka College, 218 College Drive, Melbourne.

Hosted by the Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors, the evening will include dinner prepared by the award-winning Culinary Arts Department, as well as a live auction with all proceeds going toward the foundation’s “Students at the Center” capital campaign. Centennial Bank is the presenting sponsor.

“At Ozarka College, we are dedicated to making a positive impact in north-central Arkansas,” said Dr. Richard Dawe, president. “The theme of this year’s gala is fitting because your support of the Ozarka College Foundation is helping to build new futures for our students, our campus and our communities.”

Businesses or individuals that would like additional information about how to sponsor a corporate table can contact the Advancement Office at 870-368-2059 or 870-368-2060. Members of the Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors also will have tickets available for purchase.

Foundation directors include Garry Lawrence, chair, Highland; Diane Zook, vice chair, Melbourne; Leah Rouse, secretary/treasurer, Salem; Gin Brown, Mountain View; Mark Herrington, Melbourne; Fred Holzhauer, Ash Flat; Susan Kemp, Mountain View; Beth McEntire-Bess, Ash Flat; and Bobby Gray Miller, Melbourne.

Also, Leta Montgomery, Mammoth Spring; Connie Moser, Calico Rock; Sandy Murphy, Ash Flat; Nancy Orr, Ash Flat; Mayor Jean Pace, Mammoth Spring; Matt Rush, Melbourne; Pam Setser, Mountain View; Jane Shipman, Mountain View; Jerry Smith, Mammoth Spring; Donna Sullivan, Mountain View; Winston Tucker, Thayer, Mo.; and Mike Watson, Highland.

Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical/community college, with locations in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The college offers 28 associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education and adult basic education.

Photo Details: Bob Evins (center), community bank president for Centennial Bank of Highland, presents a donation to Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors Chair Garry Lawrence (left) and Dr. Richard Dawe, president of Ozarka College, in support of the 2014 Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala.