The UBPAI Hosts Its 2nd Annual Gala
Written By: Angel Castro and Sabrina Butler
The University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Institute hosted its 2nd Annual Gala at the Stamford Marriot on Saturday, February 22nd. This year’s Gala was hosted by the Class of 2015; tickets benefited the Fichandler Student Society. The event was a great opportunity for faculty and students to get to know each other outside of the classroom. It was also an opportunity to meet ConnAPA President Andrew Turczak who was amongst many speakers at the event emphasizing the importance of teamwork within the health care system. The night consisted of food, dancing, raffle prizes, and above all the awarding of the first Bruce C. Fichandler Society Scholarships. The Scholarship is awarded to a UBPAI student who reflect excellent academic achievement, volunteerism, and dedication to the profession. This year’s winners were Nicole Arvanites (Class of 2015) and Stephanie Stewart (Class of 2014). Next year’s Gala will be hosted by the Class of 2016.
Nicole Arvanites, William Bennett, Ellen Le, Jordan Haskins,
Cynthia Perez, Nate Portaa
- Danielle DePeau, Theresa Pitassi,
Top Row: Kalin Bilides, Cynthia Perez, (guest), Ashley Durchhalter, Alex Quane
Bottom Row: Karen Bente, (guest).