A Night of Inspiration Benefit Gala showcases student work, inspires donors

A Night of Inspiration Gala, presented by Vektek for the Flint Hills Technical College, truly did inspire Friday night. 


The event sold out for the first time in it's history, which was quite a big deal according to Dr. Dean Hollenbeck, President of Flint Hills Technical College.
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Attendants to the sold out event were treated to a social hour and dinner created and presented by the Flint Hills Technical College Culinary Arts students. The college's IT program set up the high-tech displays and helped bidders with the online silent auction throughout the evening, and students in the welding program custom-built a fire pit for the silent auction.
Dr. Hollenbeck believes that the annual Gala is a great way to showcase what students in the college are learning.
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The event also featured a live auction after the dinner. Auctioneers put up for bid several items including a trip to Cabo, San Lucas; an entry slot to be a judge on a Chopped-style competition featuring FHTC students; dinner with President Hollenbeck and tickets to the Clint Bowyer personal suite at Kansas Speedway. 
All of the money went towards benefitting the students at FHTC.
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Additionally, two distinguished alumni were honored during the evening. Monica Graves, class of 1975, and Robyn McLaren, class of 2009, were both part of the dentistry program at FHTC.
Fundraising totals are pending.