The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) is hosting its fifth annual gala from 6 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 19 at The Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Medical Education Development Consortium (MEDC) will be honored with a special tribute at the event. The annual fundraiser raises awareness for medical education in support of the student scholarship fund at TCMC. The black-tie optional event includes a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and gourmet dinner at 8 p.m., followed by a silent auction and dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to the music of Which Doctor and Hoopla. Tickets are $175 per person. Sponsorships and program advertisements are available. To become a sponsor, purchase an ad, or reserve your seat, call the Development Office at 570-504-9650 or visit www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/gala. Some members of gala committee, center, left to right, are Terese Casey and Kathy Mihok, co-chairs. In the semi-circle, left to right, are Heather Davis, Claudia Naismith, Karen Baker, Marise Garofalo, Mary Beth D’Andrea, Anne Green, Alexandra Kokura, Sharon Byrne, Laura Martin, Deanne Rasmussen, Kelly Scheinman, Sarah Eynon and Nina C. Dei Tos.