SWOSU Student Center Gala Event Planned for December 1


Southwestern Oklahoma State University is going to celebrate the renovation of the Memorial Student Center Ballroom on the Weatherford campus.

A gala event is planned for Friday, December 1, at 7 p.m.

Brandi Gateley, assistant director for alumni and development, said the event is patterned after the successful Wellness Center dedication event held last year. All net proceeds from the event will go to the SWOSU General Scholarship Fund.

“Everyone had a great time last year and the Student Center project gives us another reason to have a party,” Gateley said. “The SWOSU campus is so excited about the renovation project at the Memorial Student Center, and we wanted to celebrate.”

The black tie optional affair will feature dinner and dancing with music provided by the SWOSU Faculty Jazz Combo. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and dancing at 7 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale at the SWOSU Foundation Office, located in Room 201 of the Administration Building.  Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a reserved table of eight. Seating is limited. For addition information, call 580.774.3267 or email Gateley at brandi.gateley@swosu.edu.

The renovation of the Memorial Student Center is a $4.5 million project that has been ongoing during the past three years. SWOSU President John Hays said long-term planning, involving students in the process, has taken place and the university is excited to have the facility in full operation.