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Congrats to Dekia Henderson, '99! She is the current President of the NAAIA
Dekia Henderson, 99', BA, biology, is the current president of the DFW Chapter of the National Association of African American Insurance Professionals (NAAIA). The chapter recently hosted its annual gala, where hundreds of dollars in scholarships were presented to area college students.
The DFW Chapter was created to develop relationships within the insurance industry among African-Americans, share resources, and educate the younger generation about the opportunities that exist within insurance.
Join us in celebrating, Annette Cato-Miller '82!
Join us in celebrating, Annette Cato-Miller '82 for her outstanding performance and leadership as an Alumna Admission Coordinator. She was recognized at the latest Volunteer Leadership Conference.
Talley Dunn Gallery offers summer celebration of art
by Michael Granberry
Talley Dunn grew up in Dallas and graduated from The Hockaday School. She obtained a degree in art history from Smith College before returning to Dallas, where for a quarter century she has worked as a highly respected art dealer. She started out at Gerald Peters Gallery, where she stayed for nine years before co-founding Dunn and Brown Contemporary in 1999. In 2011, that became the Talley Dunn Gallery.
Alumna Cheryl Wattley Wins the Oklahoma Book Award for Non-Fiction
Cheryl Wattley was fortunate to receive the Oklahoma Book Award for Non-Fiction in April 2015.
Her book, A Step Toward Brown v. Board of Education: Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation, is a biography about the woman who caused the University of Oklahoma to be desegregated. Sipuel Fisher was a NAACP plaintiff; her case was ruled upon by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was one of the graduate school cases that lead to Brown. The Supreme Court decision in her case jump started the NAACP fight against educational segregation after WWII and caused Arkansas and Delaware to immediately end segregation in graduate education; Oklahoma followed suit in 10 months.
Jacqueline Porter '85 won "Outstanding Teacher" at the Olympics of Ballet, the YAGP regionals in Dallas.
Jacqueline Porter '85 won "Outstanding Teacher" among more than 150 teachers represented at the Olympics of Ballet, the YAGP regionals in Dallas.We can study ballet with Jacqueline in her newest adult ballet course starting Feb 17. For more dance information, visit www.ParkCitiesDance.com
Artistic Director, The Dallas Conservatory / Park Cities Dance
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