Saturday, September 25, 2010 Grand C E L E B R AT I N G A F O R T Y Y E A R L E G A C Y O F L E A R N I N G A N D P R E S I D E N T C A R O L E A . C O WA N ’ S T WENTY YEARS OF LEADERSHIP Gala F riends of Middlesex celebrated the college’s 40th anniversary – and Carole Cowan’s 20th year as president – at a Grand Gala held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Proceeds from the black-tie benefit supported the Middlesex Community College Foundation. Coordinated by Lura Smith, Assistant to the President, the Gala featured a cocktail reception with music by the Pan Loco Steel Band, followed by a dine-around celebration catered by Fireside Catering and dancing to the music of Night Rhythm. The college also debuted its 40th anniversary video, produced by Fred Woods. In addition to the MCC Foundation, sponsors of the event included: Best Western Chelmsford Inn, CampusWorks, Chantilly Place, Comfort Furniture, Commencement Photos, The Cooney Agencies/Jim and Susan Cooney, Demoulas Foundation, Eastern Bank, Enterprise Bank, Everett Cooperative Bank, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Lowell Cooperative Bank, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, Lowell General Hospital, The Lowell Plan, The Lura Smith Fund, Mahoney’s Too, Mill City Management, Red Mill Graphics, Russo Tux Shop, The SUN, The TJX Companies Inc., Trinity E.M.S., and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. 118