ATLANTA, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) will welcome the Honorable U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn (D), representing the Sixth District of South Carolina, as the keynote speaker at the organization's first annual James K. Davis Scholarship Dinner.
"We are so honored and pleased to have a national thought-leader of Congressman Clyburn's stature to address the members and constituents of AABE," says Eric Arnold, president of the Atlanta Chapter of AABE. "In addition, at this important juncture in the country's energy future, we look forward to learning more about important national polices and agendas directly from Congressman Clyburn."
The purpose of the AABE Atlanta Chapter Scholarship is to assist African-American, Hispanic and Native American students with the cost of pursuing a bachelor's degree in an energy-related field at an accredited college or university. The scholarship dinner honors the legacy of namesake (the late) James K. Davis, formerly Georgia Power's senior vice president of employee and corporate relations and a founder of AABE who passed away in 2003 shortly after retirement.
The James K. Davis Scholarship Banquet (Black tie/Formal) will be held at the Twelve Hotel, Atlantic Station, located at 361 17th Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30363. Ph.: 404.602.0534
Reception: A cocktail reception (cash bar) begins at 6:30.
Dinner and Keynote Address: A seated dinner will begin at 7:30 in the Grand Ballroom.
Music and Dancing will follow immediately after dinner.
Tracye Hutchins of CBS Atlanta will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. Ms. Hutchins co-anchors Better Mornings Atlanta, which airs weekdays on CBS Atlanta from 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m.
Sponsorship Opportunities and Tickets
Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are still available and open to the public.
CONTACT: Olivia Parks Woods, Event Chairperson, for more information.
(404) 506-2158 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Congressman Clyburn
President Barack Obama has said Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) is, "one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens." As Assistant Democratic Leader in the 112th Congress, the number-three Democrat in the House, James E. Clyburn is the leadership liaison to the Appropriations Committee and one of the Democratic Caucus' primary liaisons to the White House. Working with the internal caucuses, he plays a prominent role in messaging and outreach. clyburn.house.gov
The Atlanta Chapter of AABE is a non-profit membership-driven organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It has been nationally recognized as one of the largest and most diverse AABE chapters in the country with more than 200 members from 32 member companies. Minority professionals in all energy-related disciplines (oil, natural gas, electricity, nuclear, renewables, government, technology, energy services and water) are welcome to join. www.aabe.org
SOURCE American Association of Blacks in Energy