Houston City Council Member is Keynote Speaker for Honors College Spring Luncheon

Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020

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Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz is the keynote speaker for the Thomas F. Freeman (TFF) Honors College Spring Luncheon on Saturday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. in the Tiger Room in the Sterling Student Life Center. She will address the topic, “Competing to Win: Not Just for Self but for Others.”

Although she wears many hats, she had a long career working as a teacher and a lead evaluation specialist before retiring from HISD in 2009. She has been a realtor in Houston for over 30 years. Most recently, she served as a Houston Community College Trustee for District IV. She was the first African American female Chairperson of the Board for two consecutive years.

On Houston City Council, representing District D, she seeks resources for her constituents and wants to provide a better quality of life for all. She feels education is the key to changing the circumstances of entire families. Dr. Shabazz received her B.A. degree in Political Science from Spelman College, Master’s degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Education from Texas Southern University. At the luncheon, the Honors College will recognize six persons who have made significant contributions to Honors at Texas Southern University.

Honorees are: Rev. Dr. Patricia Williams, founder of the Frederick Douglass Honors Institute; Dr. Sanders Anderson, director of the Frederick Douglass Honors Institute; Mr. Rodney Cox, alumnus of the Frederick Douglass Honors Institute and a TFF Honors College Advisory Board member; Dr. Candy Ratliff, the first dean of students and director of student services for the TFF Honors College; and Dr. Humphrey A. Regis, dean of the TFF Honors College from 2011 to 2014. Special recognition will be given to Mr. Mauricio Sanchez, supervisor of custodial services.

Last year, the Honors College Luncheon honored Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, founding dean/dean emeritus of the TFF Honors College, Dr. Richard Pitre former director of the Frederick Douglass Honors Institute, and Mrs. Linda Coach-Riley, program coordinator for the Frederick Douglass Honors Institute and TFF Honors College.

Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online at Checks are also accepted. All proceeds benefit the programs in the Honors College.

For more information, please contact the Honors College at (713) 313-6725.

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Last updated: 02/17/2020