San Joaquin County Women of Color & Man About Town Awards


The African American Chamber of Commerce and Foundation of San Joaquin County will hold its annual Woman of Color and Man About Town Awards Friday, April 4 to recognize influential and inspiring men and women in the community.


Each year, the chamber pays tribute to its honorees that represent a portrait of diversity, integrity, and commitment to the community.


The keynote speaker will be Tammy Wickliffe, a physician assistant from Las Vegas, NV who specializes in wound care. A graduate of Stockton’s Franklin High School and UC Davis, Wickliffe will speak about her experience as a business owner.

City Councilman Michael Tubbs will deliver a salute to the honorees.

Award recipients include: Woman of Color – Eveline Gross Daniel, community member; Shannel Hawkins, campus leader, University of the Pacific; Dorothy L. Jones, community and social justice activist; Esperanza Vielma, Founder and CEO of the Small Business Association of California; and Jean Winston, administrative assistant, African American Chamber of Commerce of San Joaquin County.

Man About Town – Richard James Black Jr., founder and CEO of Point of No Return Transitional Living Homes; Thurnell Clayton Jr., founder and pastor of New Life Worship Center Church of God in Christ; Michael Patrick Duffy, president and CEO of Financial Center Credit Union; Tony Fitch, EOPS counselor, San Joaquin Delta College; Reginal Nichols, salon owner and cosmetologist; and Terence West, director, San Joaquin County Community Social Services-Taft Community Center.

Also, Special Youth Recognition will be given to Franklin Jarrid Leon Anfield, Franklin High School graduate; Anthony Baker, senior at Edison High School; Dara LaShaun Overton, senior at Lincoln Highl; and Marionne Roe, senior at Stagg High.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Heritage Hotel, 111 E. March Lane in Stockton. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, $25 for youth 16 and under, $90 for couples and $45 for chamber members.

For more information, call Dr. Willie Douglas at (209) 401-4754 or Paulette Amous-Gross at (209) 320-5564.


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