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2018 Black History Month Presentation: 'Hold Fast to Your Dreams'

01.30.2018 | By:
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You're invited to attend the Texas Wesleyan University’s 2018 Black History Month Presentation: “Hold Fast To Your Dreams” from 12:15 – 1 p.m. Feb. 27, in Martin Hall presented by the TXWES Diversity and Inclusion Council as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

  • Welcome and Occasion - Kelly Allen Gray, Council Member – City of Fort Worth
  • Guest Speaker – Dr. Candace Gamble, Pediatric Geneticist – Cook Children’s Hospital
  • Guest Artist – Alicia Smith, Undergraduate Student – Texas Wesleyan University

About Kelly Allen Gray

 Kelly Allen GrayKelly Allen Gray has served three years as the councilmember for Council District 8 in Fort Worth.  Her service as a Fort Worth city councilmember has been focused on expanding a network of quality, safe and affordable housing across the city for first-time homebuyers and renters, while actively seeking ways to develop permanent supportive housing to assist in making homelessness short-term and non-reoccurring.

Councilwoman Allen Gray represents the city as a board member on the North Central Texas Council of Governments and is an alternate member of the Regional Transportation Council (RTC). Her civic board service includes:

  • Chair of the Trinity Habitat for Humanity Advisory Committee
  • President of the Texas Association of Black City Council Members.
  • Trustee for Texas Wesleyan University

 She is a graduate of Polytechnic High School and Texas A&M–Commerce.

About Candace Gamble, M.D.

 Photo of Candace GambleCandace Gamble, M.D., is a native of Dallas, TX and graduate of the UTMB School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics and medical genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  She is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in medical genetics.

Dr. Gamble is a clinical geneticist at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas, where she provides high-quality diagnostic services, genetic counseling, and management of genetic disorders to both pediatric and adult patients. She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the UNT Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves on the Medical Education Advisory Board at Cook Children’s.

Her interests include medical and graduate medical education, health care literacy, skeletal dysplasias, and exploring cultural differences in genetic counseling. Outside of medicine, she serves as an inspiration to youth to press forward towards their dreams. 

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Dampeer at, Christi Tallent at or call 817-531-7504.