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2017 NightinGala

Laura Beth Brown receiving the Dr. Sylvia E. Hart Distinguished Alumni Award from Dean Niederhauser.

The ninth annual NightinGala was held on Friday, October 27, at the Knoxville Convention Center. This fun-filled evening featured silent and live auctions, a plated dinner, awards ceremony, and entertainment by season 9 runner-up of The Voice, Emily Ann Roberts.

Dr. Larry Rodgers accepting the Volunteer Nursing Champion Award from Dean Niederhauser.

The Dr. Sylvia E. Hart Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Laura Beth Brown, a graduate of the college who exemplifies excellence trough outstanding achievement, creativity, and service to the profession. The Volunteer Nursing Champion award was presented to Dr. Larry Rodgers for his support of the College of Nursing, the Vine School Health Center, the nursing profession, and the community.

This year’s NightinGala welcomed more than 280 guests and over $60,000 was raised to support nursing student scholarships, international outreach and the efforts of the College of Nursing to provide state-of-the art technology and equipment for students to receive the highest quality educational experiences.

The success of this event is credited largely to our sponsors, who lend their names and financial support to the NightinGala. A special thank you to our corporate sponsors: the University of Tennessee Medical Center, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Pilot Flying J, Phillips & Jordan and the National Healthcare Corporation.

The full NightinGala photo gallery can be viewed by clicking here.