Bright Lights, Shining Stars

More than 400 attend black-tie event on Glendale campus of Midwestern University

The party to support Midwestern University’s scholarship fund shone brightly Oct. 14. Bright Lights, Shining Stars incorporated stars in all of the printed material, and served dinner under the stars on tables dressed in silver and navy and topped with lighted centerpieces. The event recognizes and honors community service and leadership.

More than 400 guests attended the black-tie optional soiree on Midwestern University’s Glendale campus, bidding on a silent auction during the cocktail hour, enjoying dinner catered by Fabulous Food and being entertained by Uptown Big Band.

The evening honored Royal Oaks Retirement Center, Dr. Donald Jarnagin and Sharon Jarnagin, and four Spirit of Service Scholarship student award winners.

PHOTOS COURTESY MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Carol Bryan, chair of the Royal Oaks Retirement Community Board of Trustees (middle), receives the 2017 COMET Award from Midwestern University President and CEO Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D. (left), and Arthur G. Dobbelaere, Ph.D., MWU executive vice president and chief operating officer

The al fresco cocktail hour

Guests bid in the silent auction

2017 Shooting Star Award recipients Donald and Sharon Jarnagin (middle) with MWU President and CEO Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D. (left), and Arthur G. Dobbelaere, Ph.D., MWU executive vice president and chief operating officer

Uptown Big Band

Spirit of Service Scholarship Winners Amanda Gill, College of Dental Medicine–Arizona (left) and  Dhara Mehta, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (rright) with MWU President and CEO Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D. 

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