THEI Celebrates the Graduation of 9 Students from Dyersburg State Community College

On January 27, 2022, the stage was set for day that will not soon be forgotten. THEI celebrated the graduation of nine students from Dyersburg State Community College. The three class valedictorians, with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, each gave an address. We were also fortunate to have Education Trust Justice Fellow William Freeman speak as well. There's so much more we could say, but the pictures tell the story far better than we can.

The Stage is Set!
THEI Board Members Tamarques Porter, Dr. Kyle Southern, and Jared Campbell
The Processional
The Graduates
Northwest Correctional Complex Warden Genovese
Josh Smith, 4th Purpose
Associate Commissioner Rachel Riley Coe
Laura Ferguson Mimms, THEI Executive Director
Principal Ronnie Lanier
Dr. Teri Maddox
The Graduates
Valedictory Address by Michael Dotson
William Freeman, Education Trust Justice Fellow
The Graduates
THEI Graduate William Graham; THEI Founder Dr. Julie Doochin; Valedictorian Michael Dotson; and Rachel Zolensky, THEI Re-Entry Director
Graduate Jerry Hardin and Ka-Rhonda Porter, Director of Academic Programs
Valedictorian Michael Dotson and Warden Genovese
Keynote Speaker William Freeman and Laura Ferguson Mimms