Industrial Institute & College (II&C), the predecessor to The W, opened its doors to students for the first time on this date in 1885.
On Friday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m., The W family, including students from the Ina E. Gordy Honors College, alumni, and community members, are invited to join us for an elegant evening on campus. The Welty Gala begins with a cocktail reception with this year's Welty Symposium authors followed by dinner and a presentation by best-selling author and historian Robert Edsel.
The Welty Gala is our annual fundraiser for the Eudora Welty Chair in Humanities. To ensure the success of this event, MUW is seeking supporters who will participate as Benefactors, Patrons, and Friends. The Welty Gala is a tremendous asset for The W and the local community. We are especially grateful and appreciative of your support for this event and the opportunity it provides our Honors College students to further their academic experience beyond the classroom.
For tickets to the Welty Gala, visit the gala website: www.muw.edu/welty/gala
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