Grand Affair raises money to support WVSOM scholarships

Fire and Ice is the theme of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Grand Affair gala and dinner at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Colonial Ballroom at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. 

Community members have the opportunity to experience an icy-hot formal event during the annual Grand Affair. The event, which is hosted by the WVSOM Student Government Association, directly supports student scholarships. 

The event is instrumental in raising money that benefits medical students who exemplify academic leadership, community involvement and the osteopathic medical profession. 

Anna Malysz, Class of 2019, is one of the recipients of a Student Government Association Scholarship Award. She was recognized as a student who has mentored fellow students, shared her own resources to facilitate the learning of others, has participated in clubs or organized events and has brought students together in new and creative ways.

“WVSOM has shaped my mind, intellect, and spirit, and the support of my school and colleagues motivates me to do better each day,” she said. “I appreciate the potential that they see in me and I will strive to live up to it while reciprocating help and positive influence to those around me.”

The Grand Affair isn’t just about raising money for students. It’s also about offering students, WVSOM faculty and staff, alumni and community and business leaders a networking opportunity and an entertaining evening. The event will include a strolling dinner, dancing and a silent auction. 

Time is running out to purchase tickets. Tickets will be available to the public for $150 until Friday, Oct. 28. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. To purchase tickets, call the WVSOM Events Coordinator at 304-647-6400.