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Sonya Vento recognized with the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 33rd Black Engineer of the Year Conference

Photo © Tony Powell Congratulations to Sonya Vento for being recognized with the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 33rd Black Engineer of the Year Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 7 – 9, 2019. Sonya is an IT Project Manager at General Motors in the Cloud Core Engineering organization where she manages over 30 technical project resources and collaborates with Global Infrastructure Managers to develop multi-year technology roadmaps and strategic plans. Sonya earned a BBA in Computer Information Systems and MBA from Texas State University. She began her career over 19 years ago as an IT Systems Engineer in the financial services industry. Her responsibilities included migrating legacy student [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Town Lake Members Partner with Chapter’s NSBE Jr., Bertha Saddler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy to Welcome Refugee Family to Austin, TX

The members of the Town Lake (TX) Chapter partnered with the local members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. girls from the Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy to be a part of transforming communities and fulfilling our purpose in welcoming the new refugee family from DR Congo!  Welcome to Austin, Texas! #TransformingCommunities #FulfillingOurPurpose #WALinks #LinksInc

By | January 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Congratulations Toya Circa Bell on receiving the Joseph C. Parker, Jr. Diversity Award

Join us in congratulating Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated member Toya Cirica Bell, JD on receiving the Joseph C. Parker, Jr. Diversity Award from the Austin Bar Association's Foundation!  Congratulations Toya for all you do in the Austin community! View more on the recipients here: https://www.muradauctions.net/austinbargala

By | January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Announcing The Town Lake (TX) Chapter 2019 Scholarship Application

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter awards a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year) to a graduating African American High School Senior from an accredited high school in the Austin metropolitan area.  The Town Lake (TX) Chapter will review applications from African American high school seniors attending a university or college in the Summer or Fall of 2019.  Applicants must meet the following criteria. Be in the top quartile of class rank (3.0 GPA or higher) Be graduating under the Recommended High School Plan Be involved in extra-curricular activities Financial need is considered Relatives of The Links, Incorporated are ineligible to participate as a candidate for the scholarship All applicants need to disclose if they are [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Town Lake (TX) Chapter Members Supporting Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated wears blue in support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. #StopHumanTrafficking National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

By | January 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Join Us in Congratulating Revlynn Lawson in Making Law Firm Partner

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, a national law firm with a practice dedicated to the collection of delinquent government receivables, recently named Town Lake (TX) Chapter member Revlynn Lawson as its newest partner.    Please join the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in congratulating Revlynn on this significant accomplishment and wishing her continued success in her new role.

By | January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Mardi Gras Magic 2019

  Mardi Gras Magic is the signature fundraising event of The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. In February, more than 500 guests, including local business, civic and philanthropic leaders gathered at the JW Marriott to celebrate the chapter’s 30 years of service to the Austin community. In 2019, the festivities continue at the JW Marriott with even more dazzling live performances, entertainment, and experiences.    Don’t miss this opportunity to support community programs including: RISE (Readiness in Science and Engineering), a STEM program at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy, a Title I middle school in East Austin, that inspires girls to achievement with a robotics competition team and National [...]

By | December 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Town Lake (TX) Chapter Members attend The Nutcracker with Mentees

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter's Services to Youth (STY) Facet hosted dinner and a trip to the Nutcracker at the Long Center for the Performing Arts for twenty-two girls from the Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy. It was the first opportunity for the girls to visit the Long Center for the Performing Arts and witness live performances from both Ballet Austin and the Austin Symphony Orchestra.        

By | December 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Congratulations Dr. Chiquita Watt-Eugene, African American Youth Harvest Foundation “Changing The Story Gala”, Award Recipient in Education

Check out another Changing the Story Gala Honoree, Chiquita Watt-Eugene from the African American Youth Harvest Foundation https://aayhf.org/ in Austin, Texas earlier this month! Dr. Chiquita Watt Eugene is currently the Citywide Manager for Youth & Family Services/Initiatives with the City of Austin where she administers programs like Summer Youth Employment, Youth Career Fest, and AmeriCorps VISTA.   Dr. Eugene got her start at University of Southern California where she received her Bachelors of Science and continued on to receive her Master of Arts at California State University, Dominguez Hills. However, her education did not stop there. She went on to obtain her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.  Her professional career started with [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Daina Ramey Berry – 2018 Robert W. Hamilton Book Author Award Recipient

Congratulations to Town Lake (TX) Chapter member Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, who was honored with the 2018 Robert W. Hamilton Book Author Award from the University of Texas for her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation. The Hamilton Book Award is UT’s most prestigious prize, honoring faculty who have published book-length contributions in their fields. Dr. Berry is a professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, and Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professorship in History. She is a Fellow of the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History, and a Fellow of George W. Littlefield Professorship in [...]

By | November 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|