Successful Spring Gala hosted by Ozarka College Foundation

Published on April 8, 2022

On April 7, 2022, the FNBC Student Commons Area at Ozarka College was filled with enthusiasm and positive energy from attendees of the Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala. Ozarka's Foundation hosted this event with the theme, "Gearing Up for Tomorrow's Workforce " and the presenting sponsor was Centennial Bank.   Dr. Richard Dawe, Ozarka College President, welcomed the crowd of more than 260 attendees and spoke about successes shared by the College this past year. After a short welcome Daniel Busch, Ozarka College Foundation Board Vice Chair, offered a blessing followed by attendees enjoying a gourmet dinner prepared by Ozarka College's Culinary Arts Department. Guests were served a wonderful meal followed by sponsor recognition and a short video presentation highlighting student and alumni experiences.

Mike Watson prepared guests for the live auction that would close out the evening's festivities. He announced that Sissy's Log Cabin donated a beautiful diamond necklace that each highest bidder would be entered into a drawing for a chance to win at the end of the auction. Auctioneer, Tony Watson, then auctioned off several items that were generously donated by local community members and businesses. After a successful auction raising the most money in Ozarka history, Matt Rush, Ozarka College Foundation Board Chair, then shared closing remarks and thanked everyone in attendance of the 2022 Spring Gala.      

Special thanks to presenting sponsor: Centennial Bank, corporate gold sponsors: Baxter Regional Medical Center, FNBC Community Bankers, Finnegan Health Services; corporate sponsors: American Land Company, G.H. Miller & Sons, Garry and Carol Anne Lawrence, Mike Watson-State Farm, Sissy's Log Cabin, and White River Health Systems, community sponsors: Arch Westmorland Farm Supply, Bancorp South, Bank of Cave City, Bank of Salem, Cooper's Hawk, Cooper Realty, Evolve Bank & Trust, First Community Bank, Gammil Transport, Inc., Hatfield Ready Mix, Izard County Heating & Cooling, Izard County Propane, John Gay, Mark's Pharmacy, Meadows Chevrolet, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc., Ozark Adult Personal Care, Ozark Mountain Mortgage and Remax Edge, Townsend Spice & Supply, and VALIC.




Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical college, with locations in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The College offers associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education and adult basic education.


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