Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated receives 22nd Lighthouse Award from RecognizeGood

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was honored to receive the 22nd Lighthouse Award on March 10, 2019, from RecognizeGood Executive Director Joel Coffman, for the chapter's exemplary contributions in enriching the Austin community for 31 years. RecognizeGood cited the Town Lake (TX) Chapter's dedication to enriching Austin's education and culture through partnerships with education and mentorship organizations for young women and children, along with the chapter's annual fundraising efforts to support $20,000 annual scholarships, AISD-Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy STEM initiatives, the Central Texas Food Bank and their backpack program, as well as NAMI Austin (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Town Lake (TX) Chapter President honored for her “Heart in Service” in Medicine

Dr. Dominique Isaac Williams, MD was honored on February 16, 2019, by the local chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated on Saturday, February 16, 2019, for her service in the field of medicine. She currently practices Family Medicine at Austin Regional Clinic since 2006 in Austin. She received a B.A. in Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1993 and then completed Medical School at Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 1998. Some of her professional positions and honors are Chief Resident, Rush-Illinois Masonic Family Practice Residency Program, Chicago, IL, 2000-2001 and a Member, American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Isaac Williams is married with two children and a pet dog. [...]

By | February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Melanie Belt-Rising Star,”Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2018″

Congratulations to Dr. Melanie M. Belt, Obstetrics/Gynecology. On November 26, 2018, eighteen Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) physicians in eight specialties were named 2018 Texas Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly magazine. Super Doctors®, a selective listing of outstanding doctors from more than 40 medical specialties, identifies top doctors as selected by their peers and the independent research of MSP Communications. The 2018 list is published in the December 2018 edition of Texas Monthly. What makes a doctor “super” in the eyes of their peers? MSP Communications asked more than 40,000 medical professionals in Texas to nominate one or more doctor based on one question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

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|

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|

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|

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 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|

Health and Human Services Facet

  Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated members Danielle Carroll-Chair, Lisa Newman, Shawne Dickerson, Kizzy LeJay, Anje Watkins, Rakima Parson, Tammie Brown and Felicia Herring volunteered in Austin, Texas at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk for mental health awareness. Let’s start the discussion of mental health within our community to erase the stigma and seek treatment.   Transforming Communities. Fulfilling Our Purpose. For more information:…/Diverse-Communities/African-Americans

By | October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|