Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Luncheon

Set for Jan. 18 at the DSCC Student Center

DSCC) and the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce have announced that the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Luncheon will take place at noon, Jan. 18, inside the Student Center on the Dyersburg campus. Dr. Robin Gadsden-Dupree, Training and Technical Assistance Services Department Instructor at Western Kentucky University, will serve as the guest speaker during the event.

Tickets for the luncheon are $10 each and must be purchased in advance by Jan. 15 at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce or at the DSCC Business Office located in the E.B. Eller Administration Building.

Dr. Gadsden-Dupree combines her passion for helping people and communities in her professional and personal life. Since 1991, she has worked for Western Kentucky University, Training and Technical Assistance Services Department in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Gadsden-Dupree travels across the country providing training and technical assistance to Head Start programs, school systems and community action agencies in the areas of parent and community engagement. She has developed several publications, manuals and materials widely used by Head Start programs across the country and has provided startup training and support to Step-by-Step preschool programs in South Africa. Dr. Gadsden-Dupree has served as a preschool teacher, Head Start director and college adjunct professor at Morgan State University; college campus child care director at LaGuardia Community College, and a day care administrator. She earned a bachelor’s degree from York College of the City University of New York, a master’s degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

For more information regarding the event, contact Edith Carlton at 731-286-3300 or carlton@dscc.edu.