HOUSTON-– The YMCA of Greater Houston will celebrate leadership in the minority community at the 45th Annual YMCA Minority Achievers Awards Gala – The Journey Continues on March 22, 2013 at the Marriott Westchase Hotel, 2900 Briarpark Drive, 77042. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by the awards program at 7:35 p.m.
This year, the YMCA of Greater Houston will present the Quentin R. Mease Super Achiever award to June Deadrick of Centerpoint Energy. She joins a prestigious group of individuals that have inspired, impacted and illustrated outstanding achievement.
Along with Super Achiever June Deadrick, forty other accomplished Houstonians will also be honored.
They are: Jozetta Baldwin, Adrienne Bell, Andrea Berry, Heather Brown, Marie Brown, Glennice Brumfield, Shar-day Campbell, Paul Cannings, Mya Carroll, Jameka Cobbin, Will Cooper, Gregory Daniels, Bernice Dickey, Shakena Duren, Rannisha Edwards, Mark Falls, Lakitha Green, Vernita Harris, Dr. Lawson Howard, Varion Howard, Karlos Jackson, Addie Johnson, Kristi Johnson, Dr. Nicole Johnson, Dallas Jones, Lolalisa King, Eric Lacy, Nicole Mayfield, Chigozie Nwokeafor, Lamont Perkins, Te’Anna Reed, Vanessa Reed, Michael Rose, Kim Roxie, Wilma Shaw, Tiffany Sims, William Traylor, Latoya Wall, Melody Williams and Kimberly Willis.
Ten high school seniors from the Youth Achievers Program will also receive scholarships. They are Nardos Kotisso, Ginita Neopaney, Erica Marie Rodriguez, Cynthia Okafor, Ferdaousara Mostafiz, Aleja Newman, Kelbie Rychlik, Kendra Johnson, Marlequa Muhammad and Denise Esquivel.
The gala is the primary fundraiser and proceeds benefit Youth Programs and provide scholarships to graduating seniors.
For ticket information for the YMCA Greater Houston Minority Achievers Gala – The Journey Continues, please contact event coordinator Priscilla T. Graham at 713-748-5405 firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.ymcahouston.org/adult-minority-achievers.