Centennial: Gala, May 24, 2015

The Centennial pinnacle event was the Gala on Sunday evening at the historic Downtown Oakland Rotunda, with tables adorned in purple and gold. A Tech students ensemble played dinner music during the upper level cocktail hour. The evening commenced with three performances by current Tech drama students, including acrobatics, a short play, and soliloquy. Two buffet lines served an array of salads, hot dishes and deserts. The Class of ’65 engaged the audience in several familiar Tech cheers and songs. The evening showcase was the presentation and ceremonial induction of 41 Tech alumni and staff, spanning many decades, into the first Tech “Hall of Honor”, see http://oaklandtech.com/staff/centennial/hall-of-honor/. The raffle top prize winner received a seven day vacation stay at one of several popular resorts. The dance party got under way with the DJ playing tunes from back in the day. It was a most memorable evening.