Event Extras

Avila University

The Art of Diploma-cy 

Jeanne Hamilton Olofson, honoree

Jeanne Hamilton Olofson was honored with a doctor of humane letters degree at Avila University’s graduation ceremony. The event was held on May 14th at the Independence Event Center. Jeanne holds both a bachelor of arts degree in communication and a master’s degree in business administration from Avila.

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Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses

A Day at the Races
The New Theatre Guild Scholarship Foundation is hosting A Day at the Races benefit, celebrating the 137th Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses, on May 7th at the beautiful home of Steve Short.  The event will feature an elaborate Southern menu, a Derby hat contest and off-track betting.  Joyce Fox will be honored as the Derby Queen of the Roses.

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Run for the Roses

Kentucky Derby Gala
The Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Patrons’ Party was held on April 1st at the law offices of Rouse Hendricks German May.  Katie Van Luchene and Jerry Foulds are the chairmen of the Fourth Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala, which will take place on May 7th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.

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Notre Dame de Sion

Seaside Soirée
Seaside Soirée, Notre Dame de Sion‘s Gala Auction, was held on March 5th.  Bill Fagerbakke, who currently serves as the voice of Patrick the Starfish on SpongeBob SquarePants; was the master of ceremonies.  Lynn and Paul Clause, Patty and Rob Hummel and Caroline and Greg Reintjes served as Auction co-chairmen.

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WIN for KC

Honorary Coaches Reception 
The 2011 Phillips Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship was held at Municipal Auditorium on March 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th. WIN for KC held its annual Honorary Coaches Reception on March 7th. These community leaders serve as honorary coaches for their favorite BIg 12 basketball programs when the tournament is held in Our Town. They support their teams by attending the games, meeting the coaching staff and providing financial assistance to WIN for KC.

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