UTPA social work students help to host first fundraiser gala Dec. 4
Posted: 11/25/2008
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The University of Texas-Pan American Graduate Association of Student Social Workers (GASSW) has joined Global Humanitarian Outreach, Inc. (GHO) to host the first GHO "Power Up Students!" Fundraiser Gala.

The gala will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, 6-9:30 p.m. at the Pharr Convention Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr. Tickets are $50 per couple and include dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.

Gala proceeds will go toward school supplies for local children to assist them in achieving their educational goals. The fundrasier will also support scholarships for UTPA students to participate in a study abroad program later this year in Thailand, an experience to enhance their multicultural awareness.

To purchase tickets or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Aileen Palacios at 956/867-4259 or via e-mail at or contact Cynthia V. Anguiano at 956/457-7903 or via e-mail at You may also purchase tickets in the social work department office at HSHE, Room 2.121.

A UTPA student organization, GASSW promotes and develops awareness of the social work profession among the community, while fostering unity among social work students through student support and advocacy. GASSW adheres to the principles and ethics of the social work profession set by the National Association of Social Workers.

GHO's vision is to implement charitable, educational, religious and scientific programs in developing and underdeveloped regions of the world, including local at-risk communities. The organization exists to not only provide services and resources to families and children in need but to promote change that addresses advocacy, empowerment and civic participation.