The best of beauty and brains — Colleen Walker — will be the guest speaker at the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Empowered Woman Luncheon.
The luncheon will be held 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16 at the Piazza in the Village, located at 77 Piazza Lane in Colleyville.
Talk about your “two-fold” events. This one offers one of the most dynamic guest speakers as well as booths of information and shopping opportunities provided by many area business. Plus, there will also be an array of “wish bowl” raffle opportunities available. Drop your raffle ticket into a bowl for the item you want to win.
Walker is the recently appointed Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Eugene McDermott chief executive officer.
Walker joins the Dallas-based Perot Museum with an impressive resume. After graduating from the University of Colorado Bolder with a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering, she received her master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
She was president/executive director of the nonprofit Education is Freedom, serving in several capacities with the Neiman Marcus Group, and working as a project engineer for Energy Service Associates.
Later in her career, she became the chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, where she has been a vocal advocate for education in science, technology, engineering and math since 2007.
Let’s face it — this woman is a role model that any person could look up to!
Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved by calling the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce at 817-488-7148.
“This is the fourth annual luncheon and I am so excited about our speaker,” said event co-chair Cecilia Monacelli. “Not only is Colleen Walker a true advocate for women in business, but for girls reaching their highest potential.”
As for the beauty part, Walker was 1991 Miss Colorado. Yep, she is amazing.
Ooh la la! Talk about an offering of felicitations (that’s French for congratulations).
Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy 2014 graduate Chloe Snyder has just been awarded the 2014 American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Outstanding Senior in French Award.
This prestigious award is only bestowed annually to a graduating senior who not only demonstrated excellence in the study of French but also has shown an exceptional commitment to the French language, as well as the cultures where it is spoken.
Plus, recipients must be non-native speakers of French and have completed three years of French study at the time of graduation. Snyder is the daughter of Ernest and Lisa Snyder of Hurst.
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