Holiday cheer filled Panther Dining Hall on Dec. 16 as President and Mrs. Catanese served as gracious, red-clad hosts of the annual President’s Holiday Reception. Hundreds of faculty and staff members attended the festive gathering amid the holiday decor of a transformed dining hall.
Greeted by tables topped with decadent sweets, guests then found themselves at tables with shrimp, chicken, soup and more. Elsewhere in the room were multiple carving stations, steaming hot baked brie, a strawberry shortcake table and two areas providing beer, wine, hard cider and more. Bowls of eggnog beckoned.
A half-hour after the event started, and then twice more after that, Dr. Catanese took to the microphone to announce raffle winners of a variety of goodies, from tickets to King Center performaces to gift cards from Publix, Best Buy, Walmart and Carrabba\’s Italian Grill.