The Modesto Junior College Nursing Alumni Association will celebrate nursing with a ninth annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Center on West Campus located at 2201 Blue Gum Ave in Modesto.
A highlight of the event is recognizing and honoring outstanding nurses in the community.
“This is a fun-filled, inspirational event open to everyone,” said Bonnie Costello, MJC professor emeritus of nursing. “The registered nurses being honored are regarded as role models in the nursing profession. Anyone can nominate a nurse for this honor whose dedication, kindness and generosity are remarkable and inspiring.”
Four scholarships will be awarded during the evening. Two current nursing students will each be awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship donated by the family of Lupe Perez, who was a graduate of MJC’s first nursing class in 1965. He worked as a nurse for many years in the community and was a charter member and president of the Nursing Alumni Association. Two additional nursing students will each be awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Health Plan of San Joaquin.
The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors (65 and better) and $10 for children under 12. All funds raised for the evening will be used to support scholarships and resources for nursing students.
To purchase tickets, donate money for the fundraiser or a basket for the drawing, please contact Bonnie Costello at 575-6548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.