Maxwell State Dinner: PAIRA 1st Annual Spring Formal Event Details

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Please join us for PAIRA’s First Annual Spring Formal on April 18th at 6:00pm at the Horizon Ballroom, Crowne Plaza. Tickets are $25/person or $50/couple via CASH or CHECK. The Social Committee will be in the AV everyday (Monday thru Friday) from 11am to 4pm selling tickets. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 4th at 4:00pm.

We have an exciting night planned for our class. Here are some important event details and list of deadlines to keep note of: 

1. It is very important that you purchase your ticket or your potential dates ticket by the April 4th, 4:00pm deadline. We will not be making any exceptions to late ticket purchases, since Crowne Plaza needs all attendee information two weeks prior to the event. For clarification purposes, your date can be either a PAIA student or non-PAIA student.

2. The dress attire for the evening is Black Tie Optional. This means a tuxedo is not required, however, it may be worn. Proper dressy attire such as a suit (not sport coat) is necessary. Women have the option of either wearing a formal long or short dress.

3. Call for Maxwell State Dinner Superlative Nominations: We invite you to nominate your PAIA classmates for this year’s Maxwell State Dinner Superlatives! Please only nominate one person per superlative unless where noted that two people can be nominated. Nominations are open until 11:59 AM on April 4. We will then collect the nominations and send a document for final votes and announce the winners at formal. 

4. Call for PAIA Class Photos: The committee requests submission of photos for the Maxwell State Dinner Spring Formal. The photos are for a slideshow to be shown during the reception hour at formal. Please send any and all photos to with “Spring Formal Photos” as the subject line. Group photos are preferred. Please send all submissions by April 14th


 We have an exciting night planned for you all. Some event details include: Professional Photographer, Cultural Talent Show Performances (by your very own Maxwellians!), Superlative Winner Announcements, Full Course Dinner (Starter, Entree & Dessert), Announcement of Maxwell Citizen Award Winners and live DJ & dancing. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Sheila Koohpai ( or Hema Maharj (

We hope you all are excited as we are!


The Social Committee

(Sheila, Hema, Lauren, Eliza, Devaki, Marc)


Nominate a fellow Maxwellian for the Maxwell Citizen Award!

Have you nominated a fellow classmate(s) yet? Call for Maxwell Citizen Award Nominations! Deadline is THIS Friday, March 21st by midnight. It only takes 5 minutes!

Please follow this link to fill out the nomination form:

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