Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) and the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon at noon on Thursday, January 15, in the E.H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium on the Dyersburg campus.
This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Vasco A. Smith, III (Smitty), of Memphis, son of the late Dr. Vasco A. Smith, Jr. and Maxine A. Smith – both active civil rights leaders in the Memphis region. Smitty was in the first group of students that integrated Peabody Elementary School in 1962. Throughout his early life, Smitty was usually alongside his parents when they participated in civil rights marches and demonstrations. He was often arrested with them and taken to jail, the first time as a toddler. Smitty was in the choir stand at Mason Temple, just a few feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he made his “Mountain Top” speech the night before his assassination.
Smitty graduated from Morehouse College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He followed in his father’s footsteps and graduated from the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College in 1982 and then practiced with his father for three years.
Tickets for the luncheon, which must be purchased in advance, are $10 each. They are on sale until 4:30 p.m. each day at the DSCC Business office located in the Eller Administration Building on the Dyersburg campus and at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please contact Valerie Hardville at 731-286-3300 or email@example.com.
Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) will host the Annual College Goal Tennessee Event on Thursday, January 22 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Student Center on the Dyersburg campus, and also at the Jimmy Naifeh Building, Rooms 141 A and C at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.
College Goal Tennessee is a state-wide event being offered at 29 participating sites in January and February. It provides free information and assistance to Tennessee students and their parents applying for financial aid including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as grants, scholarships and loans.
Students and their parents are encouraged to bring current bank statements,
a driver’s license (if any), an alien registration card if you are not a U.S. citizen,
and any untaxed income records for the previous year such as Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and welfare or veteran’s benefits records. Students and parents are also asked to bring their 2014 federal tax information. If their latest tax information is not available, they should bring the prior year’s tax forms instead.
For more information on College Goal Tennessee and the participating sites,