On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2018 DPD Appreciation & Scholarship Award Luncheon.
This annual event is held in appreciation of the Dallas Police Department for its outstanding work in the Korean community. As a gesture of gratitude, the Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce also awards scholarships to high school graduates of Dallas Police employees.
This year, the luncheon was held at the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West and was presented by various speakers, which included the President of the Korean Society of Dallas, the President of Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce and keynote speaker, Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall. Chief Hall congratulated the recipients by encouraging them to continue their excellent academic achievements. During the luncheon, there was a musical performance by Memoriam Quartet and a Korean traditional dance performance by World Arirang.
The 2018 scholarship award recipients were Kailyn Newsom, Albert C. Ruff, Eric Lopez, Christopher Gassert, Mauriana Herrera, Rajanae Overstreet, Madalynne Booth, Abigail Castro, Jordan Childs and Angel Felan. Congratulations 2018 Graduates!