Black History Committee Annual Scholarship Gala 2017
Each year the Black History Committee raises funds to support scholarships for African-American or students of African heritage at HCC. Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship to help cover the cost of tuition and books. Students can apply for scholarships beginning January 9, 2017. Find out more about the Trustee supported Black History Committee Scholarship.
2017 Black History scholarship gala keynote speaker: The Honorable Teta V. Banks, Chair, United Nations Association – USA.
The HCC Black History Scholarship Gala highlighted efforts of a UN dynamo.
The Honorable Teta V. Banks, an internationally known leader and educator who works to educate, inspire and mobilize Americans to support the efforts of the United Nations, was the keynote speaker of the 2017 Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala.
HCC to honor local legends, Unstoppable Leaders, at 2017 scholarship gala
One of the most-important aspects of the HCC Black History Scholarship Gala is its annual tribute to remarkable individuals making a difference in the greater Houston area. This recognition is made through the Joyce M. Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Awards and its Unstoppable Leadership Awards and Gallery.
Joyce M. Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Awards are made in memory of the late Joyce Reynolds, a strong-willed, devoted educator at Houston Community College, who successfully encouraged students to make their dreams a reality. The award is given to local individuals whose lifetime of work demonstrates their commitment to serve and improve the lives of those in underserved communities.
The Unstoppable Leadership Awards and Gallery highlights outstanding local individuals who have made significant differences on the front lines of our community. These awards – and an accompanying photo gallery – are given to visionary leaders who are the best in their fields and are virtually “unstoppable.” They continually overcome obstacles to soar to greater heights.
This year’s honorees included:
2017 JOYCE M. REYNOLDS Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
Anthony Chase – Former president of the Greater Houston Partnership, and current business leader and executive
Gene Locke – Attorney, former City of Houston attorney and HCC Trustee
Kandi Eastman - Award-winning midday disc jockey for KMJQ-FM/Magic 102.1
Pastor Byron Stevenson and First Lady Sonya Taylor Stevenson – The Fort Bend Church
Jan 12, 2017
The Honorable Teta V. Banks, the internationally known chair of the United Nations Association who works to educate, inspire and mobilize Americans to support the efforts of the UN, is the keynote speaker of the 2017 Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala.
Jan 12, 2017
UN Association Chair to give keynote address at 2017 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala