The UBPAI Hosts Its 2nd Annual Gala


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.


Danielle Munday, Sabrina Butler


Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 1.28.14 PM   Lindsay Averill and Ellen Le

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 1.24.46 PM   Craig Brancato and Robert Brancato



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Nicole Arvanites

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Nicole Arvanites, William Bennett, Ellen Le, Jordan Haskins,
Cynthia Perez, Nate Portaa


Danielle DePeau, Theresa Pitassi,
Shadin David
Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 1.33.04 PMKaitlyn Hertford



  Top Row: Kalin Bilides, Cynthia Perez, (guest), Ashley Durchhalter, Alex Quane
Bottom Row: Karen Bente, (guest).