2018 PART Houston Scholarship Reception


Pan American Round Table of Houston hosted it’s annual Scholarship Reception on Saturday, May 19 at the Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Houston. Guests were able to meet the twenty-one 2018 Scholarship Recipients, their parents and donors. The afternoon was full of joy as each scholarship recipient was awarded a certificate by the scholarship underwriter and inspired by Judge Esmeralda Pena Garcia’s special keynote presentation. The event closed with a heartfelt recognition for Maria Sepúlveda, the 2018 Scholarship Director, who’s retiring after serving in the role for 5 years and passing the baton to the newly elected Scholarship Director, Kellyn Jezierski Vila.


Maude Cashin PART Members Scholarship
Mexican American Bar Association of Houston Scholarship underwritten by MABAH
Anclamar’s W. Reception Hall Scholarship underwritten by Anibeth Turcios
Vivar Family Scholarships underwritten by Art & Flor Vivar
Podossinnikova Family Scholarships underwritten by Igor and Katya Podossinkova
Castillo – Sepúlveda Family Scholarship underwritten by Maria Sepúlveda
Alan C. Sheppard Memorial Scholarship underwritten by Martha Inskeep
Hill’s 313 Family Scholarship underwritten by Nancy Hill
Margaret Fraser Muñoz Memorial Scholarship underwritten by Judge Margaret Muñoz
Yolanda Black Navarro Memorial Scholarship underwritten by Leonora Sorola-Pohlman
PART Members Scholarships underwritten by PART Houston
Belinda Kaylani Scholarship




Did you know April 14th is Pan American Day? This year we celebrated the occassion with a marvelous evening filled with music, food and Pan American flair.

¡VIVA PAN AMERICA! featured internationally known dancers Susana Collins and Gonzalo André and singer/guitarist Victorio Menghi as well as Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico highlighting various Pan American countries through dance. DJ Sunshine kept the fun going with great music throughout the night.

PART Historian, Kaye Fraser, gave a special presentation about the early history of Pan American Round Table in Houston. She was later bestowed with a beautiful emblem of PART Houston for her extensive research and work as Historian of the Table.

Guests included Bolivian Consul Rene E. Verduguez Linares and his wife, Felix and Nelly Fraga, and members of the Mexican American Hispanic Bar Association.

Proceeds from the event benefited the PART Houston Scholarship Fund.



Women’s History Month 2018

Women have been active participants in the City of Houston since its founding. Starting with Charlotte Allen, women have played important roles to make Houston what it is today. News, Arts, Politics, Education and so much more.

This year we decided to celebrate Women’s History Month in a very fun and inspiring way. During the month of March, PART Houston underwrote free tickets to Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston HOUSTON Women’s History Tour. Watch the video below and join us next time.


Evening with the Houston Symphony


On Wednesday, February 21st around 100 guests gathered at The Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Houston for a very special cultural event.  Allegro, an intimate concert with Houston Symphony’s community-embedded musicians was born through a partnership with the Houston Symphony’s Hispanic Leadership Council featuring musicians Rainel Joubert, violin, David Connor, double bass.

The concert featured classical works and musical selections from the Americas in honor of Pan American art and culture. The event began with an hour of cocktails and light bites, followed by opening remarks by Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero.

Proceeds from the event benefited the PART Houston Scholarship Fund.