The Bossier Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Business Development Connection congratulated the 2013 ATHENA Award recipients at the annual awards ceremony and luncheon Thursday.
Patricia Wyatt of Bossier City, and Pamela L. Pero, of Shreveport, received the prestigious international award at the 23rd annual ATHENA Awards Ceremony.
The awards ceremony and luncheon was held at the Shreveport Convention Center where community members gathered in support of this year’s nominees.
Annually, the ATHENA Awards event honors 14 nominees from Shreveport and Bossier City who possess the highest level of professional excellence by showing creativity and initiative in their business or profession, have devoted time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community in a meaningful way, and have opened doors of leadership opportunities for women in order for them to achieve their full potential.
Professor Patricia Wyatt recently retired from being the Program Director for Business Administration at Bossier Parish Community College. She served as a full-time faculty member at BPCC for twenty-five years, during which time she has taught both traditional and online courses in the Business and Computer Science Division. Professor Wyatt served for fifteen years as the Bossier Parish Chief Examiner for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) which allowed her to help approximately 3,750 Bossier Parish residents earn their GEDs. Her service to Bossier Parish extends beyond her work with BPCC and includes volunteering with organizations such as the Bossier Arts Council and the Bossier City Mayor’s Commission for Women.
Pamela Latrice Pero, of the Pamela Pero Real Estate Team, began her Real Estate Career in 1991 and began investing in the City of Shreveport-Bossier Residential and Commercial Real Estate to rent and resale and has seen great success through these programs she offers to her clients. She is among the top 5% in production and growing through The Pamela Pero Real Estate Team by Keller Williams Realty Northwest. Pamela’s number one commitment and driving force every day is the love for people and the enrichment of others, meeting the needs of others and assisting in the accomplishment of their goals, ambitions and desires. Pamela’s community service includes: Teaching “First Time” home buyers classes to our Local Community and offering credit repairs by teaming with Local vendors; as well as, provide home repairs for Senior Citizens working with Local Licensed Contractors as a way to invest in the community that lasts over time and provide a tangible return for a “Safe Haven” Neighborhood. Her motto is to serve her local community with respect, honesty and extensive outreach efforts while imparting daily into any individual and giving back thus creating a domino effect.