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"Field of Opportunity" gala turns into a field of green with $600,000 raised for education

"Field of Opportunity" gala turns into field of green with $600,000

Joanie Haley, from left, Bob Bellomy and Renee Byas at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Joanie Haley, from left, Bob Bellomy and Renee Byas at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
John Butler, from left, Tricia and David Dewhurst and Penny Butler at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
John Butler, from left, Tricia and David Dewhurst and Penny Butler at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tracy and William Fuller at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Tracy and William Fuller at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Lisa and Paul Clemenceau, from left, and Sarah and Alfred Moran at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Lisa and Paul Clemenceau, from left, and Sarah and Alfred Moran at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Scott and Karen Rozzell at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Scott and Karen Rozzell at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Sarah and Doug Foshee at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Sarah and Doug Foshee at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014 Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Adriana and  Mauricio Nava at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Adriana and Mauricio Nava at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Kay and George King at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Kay and George King at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jay and Anat Zeidman at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Jay and Anat Zeidman at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Carme Williams, from left, with Bob and Betty Bellomy at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Carme Williams, from left, with Bob and Betty Bellomy at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Mary and Will Williams at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Mary and Will Williams at the Houston Community College Gala. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Joanie Haley, from left, Bob Bellomy and Renee Byas at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
John Butler, from left, Tricia and David Dewhurst and Penny Butler at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Tracy and William Fuller at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Lisa and Paul Clemenceau, from left, and Sarah and Alfred Moran at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Scott and Karen Rozzell at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Sarah and Doug Foshee at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Adriana and  Mauricio Nava at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Kay and George King at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Jay and Anat Zeidman at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Carme Williams, from left, with Bob and Betty Bellomy at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014
Mary and Will Williams at the Houston Community College Gala February 2014

What: Houston Community College Foundation Opportunity Ball, themed "Field of Opportunity."

Where: The Hilton Americas-Houston.

The 411: HCC Foundation board member Mary Williams and Will Williams chaired the event that brought in $600,000 for scholarships. The Crystal Eagle Award was presented to McNair Foundation executive director Joanie Haley who was accepting on behalf of honorees Janice and Bob McNair. Past HCC honorees Sarah and Doug Foshee made the award presentation.

Who: Among the 600 guests were HCC Foundation board president Bob Bellomy, HCC acting chancellor Renee Byas, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and wife Tricia, Kay and Fred Zeidman, Nancy and Bryan Ruez, Ginger Blanton, Penny and John Butler, Kay and George King and HCC Foundation executive director Carme Williams.

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