Summer 2013| Posse Houston Quarterly


Posse Houston Celebrates First Anniversary

Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial greets alumni at the Posse Houston office.

Over 100 guests gathered at the Posse Houston office in April to mark the chapter’s first anniversary. Thanks to the city of Houston’s strong philanthropic community and the support of its diverse school district, the successful first year of recruitment resulted in 585 nominations for 30 Posse Scholarships.

The new Houston Scholars are currently sharpening their leadership skills in Posse’s Pre-Collegiate Training Program and will matriculate at Bryn Mawr College, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin in the fall. In the coming year, Posse Houston will recruit the next cohorts for those institutions as well as for newly added partners Carleton College and Colby College.

“These Scholars join a network of talented men and women who will become our country’s leadership in years to come,” said Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial during her welcoming remarks alongside Board Chair Jeff Ubben.

Many Scholars shared their stories with the crowd, conveying the significance of the Scholarship. One Scholar relayed going on a four-mile run to ease the excitement after receiving the call informing him he had won the Posse Scholarship. Another noted the importance of having consistency in his education and the immense value of his peer group. And another spoke about her responsibility to be a role model as a first-generation college student. 

“We are so excited for Posse Houston Scholars to arrive on campus,” says Kamari J. Brewer, the director of Posse Houston. “They are eager to delve into their college careers while supporting each other and contributing to the campus community.”

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