Three county college summit to be held later this week | News
Colleges from Middle and West Tennessee are participating in a Three-County College Summit
that organizers believe could be one of the area’s largest college summits ever held from 7:50 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on May 10-11 at Dyersburg State Community College’s Covington Campus. The “Southwest Tennessee Regional College Summit” is a partnership effort between SWTDD’s Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) College Access Program; Tipton, Lauderdale, and Haywood county schools; and Dyersburg State Community College.
On May 10, juniors from Ripley, Halls, and Haywood high schools will attend the college summit; on May 11, juniors from Covington, Munford and Brighton high schools will attend.
Door prizes will be given to the students by the participating colleges: UT Martin, Lane College, Union University, University of Memphis, Tennessee Technology Center-Memphis, Tennessee Technology Center-Ripley, Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, Jackson State Community College, and Dyersburg State Community College. Additionally, the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and LWIA 12-Workforce Development personnel will be on hand to help guide students.
“An event like this helps inspire students to strive for better grades, become more aware of opportunities available to them, and to begin to dream about their future,” said Lisa Hankins, REDI director. “We are excited about the doors that can be opened to students in these three school systems through this event.
“We also would like to thank Dr. Jamie Frakes, Dyersburg State Community College, and all the college’s administrators, staff, faculty, and student body for hosting what will be the largest college summit of its kind in West Tennessee.”