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389 Bill and Shawn Jackson at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Bill and Shawn Jackson. Photo by Tom DuBrock
39 Gail Wood, from left, with Sam and Melinda Stubbs at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Gail Wood, from left, with Sam and Melinda Stubbs. Photo by Tom DuBrock
186 Terence and Dona Cornell, from left, and Renu and Suresh Khator at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Terence and Dona Cornell, from left, and Renu and Suresh Khator. Photo by Tom DuBrock
496 Bill and Shawn Jackson, from left, and Marion and David Young at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Bill and Shawn Jackson, from left, and Marion and David Young. Photo by Tom DuBrock
609 Laura and Richard Whiteley at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Laura and Richard Whiteley. Photo by Tom DuBrock
356 Tom Koch at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Tom Koch. Photo by Tom DuBrock
347 Jeff Brown, from left, Richard M. Alderman, Eugene Cook, Raul Gonzalez and Jim Wallace Jr. at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Jeff Brown, from left, Richard M. Alderman, Eugene Cook, Raul Gonzalez and Jim Wallace Jr. Photo by Tom DuBrock
269 Chad and Cynthia Mabry at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Chad and Cynthia Mabry. Photo by Tom DuBrock
256 David Hittner, from left, Lynn Liberato and Alvin and Suzie Zimmerman at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
David Hittner, from left, Lynn Liberato and Alvin and Suzie Zimmerman. Photo by Tom DuBrock
142 Tom Hetherington, from left, Bill Jackson and Willie Wood at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Tom Hetherington, from left, Bill Jackson and Willie Wood. Photo by Tom DuBrock
101 Blake and Morgan Hotzel, from left, and Tamara and Mike Woods at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
Blake and Morgan Hotzel, from left, and Tamara and Mike Woods. Photo by Tom DuBrock
389 Bill and Shawn Jackson at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
39 Gail Wood, from left, with Sam and Melinda Stubbs at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
186 Terence and Dona Cornell, from left, and Renu and Suresh Khator at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
496 Bill and Shawn Jackson, from left, and Marion and David Young at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
609 Laura and Richard Whiteley at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
356 Tom Koch at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
347 Jeff Brown, from left, Richard M. Alderman, Eugene Cook, Raul Gonzalez and Jim Wallace Jr. at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
269 Chad and Cynthia Mabry at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
256 David Hittner, from left, Lynn Liberato and Alvin and Suzie Zimmerman at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
142 Tom Hetherington, from left, Bill Jackson and Willie Wood at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014
101 Blake and Morgan Hotzel, from left, and Tamara and Mike Woods at the UH Law Center Gala April 2014

What: The University of Houston Law Center 38th annual gala.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Shawn and Bill Jackson, class of 1992, chaired the gala that raised close to $525,000. Assisting in the fundraising were auction chair Cynthia Mabry, class of 2010, and Judge Eric Andell, class of 1970, who ran the Big Board. "An Evening With Gatsby" was the theme of the black-tie evening and that inspired a number of guests to dress in '20s fashion.

Alumni Awards were presented to six outstanding graduates of the Law Center and to one honorary alum: U.S. District Judge David Hittner, a longtime supporter of the school and honorary alumnus; Yvonne Ho, class of 2006; Evelyn V. Keyes, class of 1987; Marvin D. Nathan, class of 1966; Sam Stubbs, class of 1977, William D. Wood, class of 1984; and David P. Young, class of 1988.

Who: Swinging to the sounds of the Richard Brown Orchestra (which included the Charleston) were UH president and chancellor Renu Khator and husband Suresh Khator, Blake and Morgan Hotzel, Tamara and Mike Woods, Melinda Stubbs, Dona and Terence Cornell, Lynne Liberato, Suzie and Alvin Zimmerman, Chad Mabry and Dean Richard Alderman.

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