DSCC Annual Fund Celebrates Successful Campaign
Dyersburg, Tennessee – Dyersburg State Community College’s (DSCC) hosted its Annual Fund Campaign celebration dinner for the 2015-16 academic year on the evening of June 22 inside the Student Center on the Dyersburg campus. The committee raised a total of $1,349,572.23 over the past year from a total of 460 generous donors.
The annual celebration is a traditional event held to show thanks to those who worked on the campaign throughout the year. DSCC President Karen Bowyer welcomed over 60 campaign members and guests at this event, along with DSCC staff.
Co-Chairs Chris Heckler of First Citizens National Bank-Arlington and John Tucker of First Citizens National Bank-Dyersburg directed the successful campaign with the help of 37 committee members from Dyer, Gibson, Lauderdale and Tipton counties. Chairs for each area included Dyer County Chair Sandy Tarkington, Gibson County Co-Chairs Libby Wickersham and Bill Woods, Lauderdale County Co-Chairs Dwayne Haynes and Mark Bowers, and Tipton County Co-Chairs Sherri Baily and Cari Dee Dawson.
Guest speakers during the event included DSCC Head Baseball Coach Robert White and DSCC baseball pitcher Paxton Stover of Tiptonville. Coach White thanked the committees and DSCC staff for their support of the DSCC baseball team as they brought home the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) Region VII championship this year. Coach White, TCCAA Region VII Coach of the Year, led the Eagles to a 39-13 season record and first-ever visit to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) East-Central district tournament in Albany, GA. The Eagles secured a 5th place ranking in the NJCAA Final Poll. Stover also thanked those in attendance for their support as well as for the scholarships that he received through the Annual Fund. During the 2015-16 season, he went 10-0 with an impressive 124 strikeouts in 72 innings of play. Stover plans to continue to play baseball at Vanderbilt University this fall.
DSCC’s Annual Fund Campaign was established in 1985 in order to raise the matching funds needed for various grants that help fund programs for the College. During the past 31 years, $22,212,356.49 has been raised and invested in our region. These monies have been awarded to students for scholarships or reinvested for academic programs. In 2015-16, 214 DSCC students received assistance from the Annual Fund.