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The NightinGala is an event to celebrate the accomplishments of nurses and the impact the profession has on Memphis and Shelby County. The College of Nursing will celebrate our mission to educate the next generation of nurse leaders. The John Runyon award will be given out to celebrate a champion in the community who has promoted the efforts of nurses. We are honored to have Miss Colorado 2015, Kelley Johnson, as our featured speaker.

This fun-filled evening will consist of dinner and silent auction. All proceeds will support the efforts of the College of Nursing to develop and educate the next generation of nurse leaders. 


Friday, May 5
6 p.m.

The University Club
1346 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Jerica Phillips
(WMC Action News 5)
Mistress of Ceremonies

Event Includes:
Cocktail Hour with Silent Auction
Awards Ceremony
Featured Speaker

$75 per person
Sponsorships listed below

RSVP online now
RSVP by April 19. For more information, call (901) 448-8387

Special Thanks to This Year's Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors





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Silver Sponsor

health department

 Sponsorship Levels

$3,000 Gold Sponsor
- One Table (8 seats)
- Full page ad in NightinGala printed program
- Advertisement on NightinGala webpage with link to sponsors site
- Top recognition in College of Nursing annual magazine
- Top recognition at NightinGala event

$2,500 Silver Sponsor
- One table (8 seats)
- Half page ad in NightinGala printed program
- Advertisement on NightinGala webpage with link to sponsors site
- Recognition in College of Nursing annual magazine
- Recognition at NightingGala event

$1,500 Bronze Sponsor
- Half table (4 seats)
- Quarter page ad in NightinGala printed program
- Advertisement on NightinGala webpage 

$1,000 Table Sponsor
- One Table (8 seats)
- Acknowledged supper in NightinGala printed program

For additional sponsorship details please contact:
Michelle Nixon  

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 Kelley Johnson

Kelley Johnson represented the Miss Colorado Organization across the nation as Miss Colorado 2015. Kelley also competed for the title of Miss America 2016 and was awarded second runner up.

Kelley graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nursing School at Grand View University, where she was also valedictorian. As a Registered Nurse, she hopes to obtain a Doctorate in Nursing Practice beginning classes in the spring of 2017.

Her year as Miss Colorado included appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, E News, various other television and radio studios and speaking engagements across our country.

Currently, Nurse Kelley lives and works out of Los Angeles as the Brand Ambassador and Nurse Advocate for United Staffing Solutions Inc, a travel nursing company in Torrance, California. Nurse Kelley is also a model for Uniform Advantage, a scrub company out of Florida, and continues to host and emcee television and pageants in Colorado.

Through her participation in the Miss America Organization and performing her nursing monologue for the talent portion in scrubs and a stethoscope, Kelley drew national attention to nursing sparking the #NursesUnite campaign. Now, Nurse Kelley spends her time publicly speaking about the nursing profession and serving various nursing communities through direct care, advocacy, and education. Please welcome, Nurse Kelley Johnson, Miss Colorado 2015.

Last Published: Jun 20, 2017