Rosemary ConnorsEmmy-winning NBC10 news anchor and reporter Rosemary Connors will host the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s (PCO) Centennial Gala on April 27 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

The evening will consist of dinner and dancing to Monte Carlo, a first class Philadelphia live band, to celebrate Salus University’s founding College’s centennial anniversary.

Connors has previously hosted four of the University’s Looking Out for Kids (LOFK) charity fundraiser events, which raises funds for the University’s school vision program.

"We are thrilled that Rosemary will host and celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of PCO with us as we have grown a relationship with her throughout the years of her hosting ourLOFK charity events” said Dennis Washington, vice president for the University’s Institutional Advancement and Community Relations.

Dr-Mittelman-and-Rosemary-Connors-Interview-NBC-Nov-2017-(1).JPGConnors joined NBC10 in 2009. Prior to working at NBC10, she got her start in broadcast journalism as an intern at The Today Show and as an intern at NBC10. She then worked as a reporter and anchor in Grand Junction, Colorado and in Fort Myers, Florida. Rosemary has won six Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards at NBC10 for her coverage of topics ranging from a deadly prison standoff in Delaware to school closures in Philadelphia.

She is a board member of the non-profit MANNA. For over 25 years, MANNA has been serving residents throughout the region battling life-threatening illnesses by cooking and delivering medically appropriate meals and providing nutrition counseling. She is also an active supporter of the Kyle Ambrogi Foundation, a non-profit that promotes education and awareness of depression in teens and young adults. Connors serves on the Villanova Chapter of the President’s Advisory Council at the Academy of Notre Dame, where she attended high school.

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