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Phillips Murrah presents Shannon Emmons Memorial Scholarship to Latino Community Development Agency

By May 15th, 2024No Comments
LCDA check presentation

Phillips Murrah attorney Kayla M. Kuri presents Shannon K. Emmons Memorial Scholarship to Santa Fe South graduating senior, Adrian Ibarra Alonso.

On Monday, May 15, Phillips Murrah attorney Kayla M. Kuri presented a check for $1000 to graduating Santa Fe South student, Adrian Ibarra Alonso, as a part of the Latino Community Development Agency’s scholarship program.

Shannon Emmons portrait

Shannon K. Emmons

This is Phillips Murrah’s second year participating in the LCDA scholarship program. Each year since 2021, our Firm has donated in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September) and in memory of our beloved Director, Shannon W. Emmons, who dedicated years of service to the LCDA as a board member and volunteer. When Shannon passed away in 2018, she was serving as LCDA Vice Chairman and on their Governance Committee.

“We are extremely grateful for the check you are presenting to LCDA, and I can’t think of a better way to honor Shannon’s memory and the impact she had on the community,” said Richard Lane, Chairman of the Board for the LCDA and Vice President of HR at Lopez Foods & Dorada Foods. “She was a wonderful person.”

According to the LCDA, their holistic approach to client services addresses infants, children, and teens, and includes programs that address physical, mental, and behavioral health. An important part of this approach includes providing college scholarships. In 2022, LCDA awarded $43,000 in scholarships to 35 students, including 24 high school seniors and 11 college-level students.

For more information about the Latino Community Development Agency’s programs and scholarships, click HERE.