The evening began with a social hour at 6 p.m., to allow those present to enjoy the company of their fellow attendees. This was followed by dinner at 7 p.m. to officially start the evening’s festivities. The meal included a main course consisting of rib eye steak, chicken saltimbocca or spinach/ricotta ravioli, with roasted potatoes, spinach, dinner rolls and strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Following dinner was the awards ceremony, which is the highlight of the event each year. This year did not disappoint as accolades were bestowed on some first-time winners in their respective categories.
There were five honors given, including “Clinician of the Year,” Dr. Sean Kono; “Intern of the Year,” Scott Godsey; “Club of the Year,” Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) and “Instructor of the Year,” Dr. Aftab Merchant. Café Cleveland took home “Department of the Year” honors.
The remainder of the evening was spent dancing to the sounds of music from the 1970s to the present compliments of a spirited mix of tunes from the deejay. In addition, a photo booth on site allowed those present to capture memories of the night.
Jalonna Bowie, director of Student Services said it was a memorable event in many ways, which speaks well of those responsible for the event.
“The social chairs this year, Cheyanne Morris and Julia Frazier, did a great job organizing the event,” Bowie said. “They put a lot of time and effort into it and it definitely showed. The food was delicious and the venue was beautiful.”
Also adding to the night were a wide variety of raffle prizes, which included gift cards, Biofreeze and Theraband products.