Bay College has been offering higher education in the Dickinson County area for over 25 years, and at our new Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountain for the past 6 years.  Last year Bay College celebrated 50 years, concluding in grand style with a gala event on the Escanaba campus.  This year, we invite you to Bay College West to join us for a night to remember, the Bay College Gala West.  It is a time to celebrate with you and share the incredible impact of higher education in our community!  
The Gala will support student success, specifically the expansion of the Academic Success Center.  This is needed to meet the intensifying academic needs and challenges of our 600+ students attending West Campus.  The Student Success Center provides academic tutoring services, group studies, math and writing labs, career development, success workshops and supplemental instruction, as well as supports accommodations for over 35 special needs students.  It is the core zone for academic support to ensure college success and student completion!  One student quotes:

photo of a gold graduation cap and diploma“My parents asked me the other day why I don’t move back home to the south and enroll in the community college there to finish my degree.  I told them I would never leave Bay College because even though I don’t have many friends here or have much going on, what I do have is this school and a path to my degree.  So no, I would never leave.  Bay is the kind of place where if you don’t succeed it’s your own darn fault! 
It’s been my personal experience here at Bay that y’all do everything you can do on your end to make sure I have what I need on my end to succeed.  And here I am a year later, in your office today, and you’re still making sure that I not only survive my time in school, but thrive.“
 Thank you all very much,  Dena

Right here, right now - please “invest in west” and share some academic success to those in need by becoming an event sponsor for our upcoming Bay College Gala West scheduled for Friday, November 4th at 6pm!  The Gala is sponsored by the Bay College Foundation & Alumni Association - and is guaranteed to be a fun-filled evening to benefit student success.  A magical evening of connection and celebration, including a reception with select wines and beers, strolling dinner and music in the atrium, VIP seating for an entertaining production in Fornetti Hall as well as desserts during intermission.  A short program will be included just prior to the performance, including an auction.
On behalf of the Bay College Foundation, Alumni, Gala West event committee and Bay College employees, we encourage you and/or your business to invest in education by supporting this worthy fundraising event.  To sponsor student success at Bay College, simply complete the enclosed card indicating your desired level of support and return with your contribution.  Please make checks payable to the Bay College Foundation.  All sponsors will be recognized in the event promotion levels indicated.
Mark your calendars today!  Upcoming details, including plans for the Academic Success Center will be on-line in June, as well as formal invites for this high-impact community celebration mailed in September.  Bay College, as well as our students, appreciates your generosity in sponsoring the Bay College Gala West in support of student success, and advancing quality higher education in the community which we work and live.  We look forward to seeing you at the fun-filled Gala event! 
Please contact a member of the Gala West Committee or the Bay College Foundation/Advancement Office at 906.217.1700 if you would like additional information on this sponsorship opportunity in support of student success.

Click here for a pdf of Gala West sponsorship information and sign up form.
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