Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce was proud to include the presentation of quarterly awards at its monthly networking luncheon on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Grace Point Fellowship Church. Captain Dreamlyn Givens was recognized as the Veteran of the Quarter. Captain Givens attended Prairie View A & M University, where she later entered the United States Marine Corps through the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps Program in 1987. After completing her basic training as a Private First Class, she went on to finish Distribution Management School in Fort Eustis, Virginia. Once she completed this program, she reported to Okinawa, Japan for duty and was later promoted to Lance Corporal. Captain Givens continued to work her way up through the ranks and was promoted to Corporal then Sergeant. She was later transferred to Fort Belvoir Army Base, Virginia, where she was then promoted to Staff Sergeant. In 2005, while she was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, she was promoted to Captain. Throughout her service, Captain Givens was promoted and received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal. The award was presented by Jason Rinn, Board Member with Texans United for Freedom (TUFF), the 2016 Sponsor for this award.
The networking luncheon takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month. Members and guests are both welcome to attend the event. Those attending have the opportunity to participate in speed networking to promote their business.