Houston Citizens Chamber to recognize students for educational excellence
HOUSTON – The Houston Citizens Chamber announces Shauna Clark, Partner-in-Charge of Fulbright & Jaworski , LLP as the keynote speaker for its annual Education Achievement Awards Scholarship Luncheon. This year will mark the thirty-sixth year of the awards, which will be held April 26 at the Power Center, from 11am – 1pm. Ticket prices are $50 per person. “With the ever-increasing challenges students face in their pursuit of higher education, I am pleased to see the Chamber continue its efforts to recognize and encourage students to achieve their goals. I am honored to share my experiences with the attending students,” said Clark.
As the Partner-in-Charge in Houston, Clark is the youngest and first woman to hold the top position in the Houston office. She represents management in all aspects of employment law matters including jury and non-jury trials, collective bargaining, mediation and arbitration. She is considered one of the most formidable labor and employment trial lawyers in the State of Texas.
She is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Clark is committed to leading volunteer efforts that are responsive to academic, cultural, health, social awareness, career development and mentoring of youth and serves as a board member for Texas Executive Women since 2010 and on the board of trustees for Annunciation Orthodox School (2004-2007). Her professional honors and achievements include Best Lawyers, Labor & Employment (2010 – 2012), Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (2009 – 2012), “Texas Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters (2005 – 2012).
For more than 30 years, the HCCC Foundation has furthered the inspiration of entrepreneurship and business leadership by awarding scholarships to high school seniors from the Houston Metropolitan area. The annual awards provide educational support to future entrepreneurs and business leaders and demonstrate HCCC’s commitment to providing opportunities to entrepreneurs at all levels.
This year, the Houston Citizens Chamber Foundation will award 10 scholarships to Houston Area high school students. The Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate for African American business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals in the Greater Houston area. Since 1935, the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has provided a foundation that has helped the African-American business community to survive and thrive in a complex society. The organization’s mission is to help secure business opportunities for African-American business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals and provide them with programs and forums to educate, equip and empower the growth and prosperity of their businesses.