Winds of Change were in the air on Saturday, October 21, 2017, as we celebrated our 31st annual President’s Ball.
Every year, before the glitz and the glam come to life, a call out is placed for instructors within the College to nominate students who shine!
Star Students are students that stand out and shine for a variety of reasons.
Our instructors nominate students for being academic stars; or an outstanding volunteer involved in the college community; or a person who has shown significant improvement or made outstanding effort during his or her time at the College.
This year, we were lucky enough to have seven extraordinary students join us and be recognized at the 2017 President’s Ball.
Now, the President’s Ball is a lot to take in.
It’s a night full of decadent dining, exciting auction packages, exceptional entertainment, an amazing raffle, stunning decor and the best company around in the city – oh and did we mention the sweet treats station? Our Star Student got to experience it all with their own personal table in the heart of the event.
We got to catch up with some of the Star Students after the magical evening to get their thoughts on their #PB2017 experience.
Check out what John, Jessica, Breanna and Alexis had to say!
4th Year Heavy Equipment Technician
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks for both the nomination and award of being named a Star Student. Getting an invite to the Presidents Ball was an unexpected perk!
The warm welcome and support, I as a recipient of the Star Student award, received at the Presidents Ball was second to none. The whole experience was amazing and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to take part.”
To see why John was nominated to be one of our 2017 Star Students, click here.
We loved having John with us to join in on the celebration. Congratulations again!
4th Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing
“Being chosen as a Star Student for the 2017 President’s Ball was an incredible honor. The President’s Ball was a wonderful representation of the hard work of the individuals that organized and put the event on, the GPRC students that volunteered their time, and the generous contributions and support of the community. Attending the event was memorable as I was able to create new friendships with the other Star Students from the various educational departments at GPRC. Through creating these friendships with the Star Students we were able to identify our collective gratitude and appreciation of GPRC and how the college has made a positive impact on our experience and development as students in our chosen profession.”
To see why Jessica was nominated to be one of our 2017 Star Students, click here.
We loved having Jessica with us to join in on the celebration. Congratulations again!
2nd Year Music University Transfer
“I had a wonderful time at the President’s Ball. I met great people and had absolutely delicious food. The band was energetic and played a variety of music for all ages. The Sweets and Popcorn Booth was pretty good too.”
To see why Breanna was nominated to be one of our 2017 Star Students, click here.
We loved having Breanna with us to join in on the celebration. Congratulations again!
2nd Year Business Administration
“The President’s Ball was absolutely breathtaking. From the table decor to the live auction, everything was so extravagant! It was a great testament to those who put in so many hours and so much hard work to make it happen. It was my first time attending and it was unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of before. Seeing all the support that goes into making our college as wonderful as it is was refreshing. It’s so awesome knowing the community loves it’s College as much as us students do!”
To see why Alexis was nominated to be one of our 2017 Star Students, click here.
We loved having Alexis with us to join in on the celebration. Congratulations again!
The 2017 President’s Ball was a night to remember, and we’re so grateful to all the guests that were able to join us and make it such a special evening.
A huge thank you to all the sponsors, donors and guests who helped us raise funds in support of our students. Your generosity is helping GPRC move forward with ambitious plans that will have a vital impact in our region both in the short term and long into the future.
We are already looking forward to next year, and the amazing group of star students we’ll be recognizing at the 2018 President’s Ball. Although, we must say, our 2017 star students will be a tough act to follow.
Check out the photos from the 2017 President’s Ball here.