To the Editor, 

On April 7, 2018, the Brilliance Advisory Committee and Navarro College Foundation celebrated the 10th year of Brilliance, our scholarship fund raising gala, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. Brilliance has provided scholarship educational opportunities to more than 1140 Ellis County students and this year more than $254,000 was raised to continue providing these opportunities.

“A Decade of Brilliance” was one to remember with entertainment from the Dallas String Quartet along with catering by The Doves Nest and cocktails by Sourced Craft Cocktails. We thank our outstanding speakers: Dr. Harold Nolte, former Navarro College Ellis County President and instrumental in the creation of the Brilliance gala and scholarships; along with Melinda Louque, 2009-10 Brilliance scholarship recipient; Lauren Windsor, 2012 Brilliance scholarship recipient and volunteer, and Mr. Mark Singleton, President of Citizens National Bank of Texas. Thank you to our Emcee, Johnny Guerrero and Auctioneer team, Angie Meier Auction Squad.

Warmest thank yous to our Champagne sponsors: Citizens National Bank of Texas and Town Square Title; Gold sponsors: Aspen Community Development, First State Bank. North Texas Chevy Dealers, Midlothian Economic Development, Victron Energy, James Hardie and Hill & Wilkinson; Silver sponsors: Ennis State Bank, Linebarger, Goggin, Blair & Sampson, LLP, Baylor, Scott & White, Community National Bank of Corsicana, DARTCO, and HEB, and Bronze sponsors: Interbank, Ellis County Abstract, Kroger, Navarro College Board of Trustees, Oncor Electric, Polyguard Products, Target, The Mix, City of Waxahachie, and Waxahachie Rotary Club.

Thank you to those who purchased tables and individual tickets, Named Scholarships, Gifts from the Heart, High Roller raffle tickets & Live Auction items.

Finally, we thank our dual credit students, strong team of community volunteers, Waxahachie Project Graduation, Navarro College Fire & EMS students who provided Valet Service and our Navarro College Faculty & Staff volunteers.

Brilliance Advisory Committee