TCC’s African American Conference Nov. 11 at South Campus

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2011)

The Sixth Annual Ariel Hunter-Chriss African American Professionals Conference will be Friday, Nov. 11, at Tarrant County College South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive.

Fort Worth attorney and TCC alumnus Glenn O. Lewis is the keynote speaker for the 11:30 a.m. luncheon. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the opening session at 8:30 a.m. The conference ends at 5 p.m.

“Upgrade Your Career, Your Finances, Your Business, Your Life” is the conference theme. Seminar topics include “Moving from Mama’s House to Your House,” “The Real Entrepreneurs of DFW,” “Ballin’ On a Budget,” and “The Six Unwritten Rules of Business.”

Conference organizers hope to recruit 75 students to participate in the Emerging Professional track. Scholarship sponsors are being enlisted to help defray the cost of student registrations. Registration is $99 for professionals and $49 for students.

Among the speakers are Fort Worth native Reynaldo Casas who works for Viacom, which includes MTV, BET and Paramount Pictures; Tracy Williams of TruSpeak Consulting and assistant director for the Center for Professional Communication at Texas Christian University; and The Rev. Alcee Chriss, senior pastor of Aletheia Temple and widow of the conference namesake.

A jazz networking reception, featuring saxophonist Rodney Bowen, will be held from 4-5 p.m.

Conference sponsors are American Airlines, Jim Austin On Line, Citibank, North Texas Lead, Unity One Credit Union and The University of Texas at Arlington. Community partners are City of Fort Worth Business Assistant Center, KKDA’s “Speak Out” host Maryellen Hicks, Minority Leaders and Citizens Council, NBC 5 and WorkForce Solutions.

Registration and more information are available at or by calling the South Campus Continuing Education Services Office at 817-515-4392.

Media Contact: 817-515-5212