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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Jan 15, 2015 | 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Martin Luther King Luncheon

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


Jan 22, 2015 | 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM - College Goal Tennessee

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,

Jan 27, 2015 (All day) to Feb 05, 2015 (All day) - Slovenian Wood Craft Peddling Panels on Display

Dyersburg State Community College’s (DSCC) International Studies Program is hosting an exhibit of 11 panels of detailed pictures and commentary featuring Slovenian Wood Craft at the Dyersburg campus in the Learning Resource Center now through February 5.  It will then be shipped to and displayed at the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County from February 6 through February 16.  This exhibit describes the history and business of peddling wood crafts and can be used for study in classes such as history, art appreciation, business, manufacturing, technology and marketing.  This public exhibit is made possible by the Embassy of Slovenia and the Museum of Ribnica.  Lydia Pulsipher, honorary Consul for the Republic of Slovenia to Tennessee, has also offered examples of this peddling art from her personal collection to travel with these panels. 

For more information, contact Dr. Teri Maddox, Vice President of DSCC, at 731-286-3322 or