February 23, 2017
-Theresa Timmons-Shamberger of the Timmons Arts Foundation, Katherina Yancy with Steve Landers Toyota, Dr. Renee Dawson, owner of Superior Success Center for Academic Achievement, and Dr. Michael Preston, Assistant Professor & Co-Director at UAMS Dept. of Surgery Health Initiatives & Disparities Research in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for the 13th Annual MidSouth Summit BLACK EXPO. UAMS presents this 13th Annual event, Saturday, February 25th from 9am-3pm at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. This family friendly event is free and open to the public. Attendees can receive free health screenings & information, enjoy live stage entertainment from singers, musicians, a dance competition with a $300 prize, free ACT Introductory Course set for 9am-10:30am, 100 vendor booths, numerous giveaways such as Fit Bits, Oil Changes, 10 Fitness memberships, and so much more! For more information, call 501-891-1792 or Like ‘MidSouth Summit BLACK EXPO’ on Facebook.
-Christy McMillion, Executive Director and Connie Evans, Assistant Director/Activities Director of the Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center for the 2nd Annual “Taste of New Orleans” Fundraiser. This annual fundraiser will be held, Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm at the Jacksonville Community Center Banquet Hall, 5 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville. Provided will be great food, live jazz music, a King cake, and fun & fellowship. Proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center, a place for senior adults to socialize, have a hot meal and stay active. The center provides entertainment, transportation and other activities & services for any person over the age of 60. For ticket information, call 501-982-7531 or purchase your $20 tickets on site at the Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center, 100 Victory Circle in Jacksonville.
– Todd Day, Sr., Men’s Basketball Coach and Jennelle Primm, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Philander Smith College (PSC) came to tell us what’s going on with the Panthers Men’s basketball team and additional college events. Coach Day is in his first season leading PSC’s men’s basketball team. He previously served as a high school, AAU, and semi-pro coach for the last ten years. The Panther Men’s basketball team is learning about servitude and the importance of volunteering & getting involved. The team in conjunction with the Athletic Department has connected with the Nehemiah House, a part of the Union Rescue Mission that centers on the homeless, addicted and disadvantaged men of Central Arkansas. Donations of paper products were given to the organization for the homeless community. Admission to a recent men and women’s basketball game was free with an unopened roll of paper towels or toilet paper. Eleven bags of paper products were donated. The team has volunteered at the organization and thought of another way to give back was with the paper product donation. Men from the Nehemiah House have been to several games to support the Men’s basketball team. Coach Day wants the athletes to know that life is not just about basketball. He says that it’s very important to teach them about service to the community.
Last month Philander named a new Athletic Director, Nathan Cochran a native of Bolder, Colorado who’s goals are to enhance and expand the athletic programs and to ensure that PSC athletes are successful not only in competition, but also as scholars and well-rounded individuals.
Additional PSC Upcoming Events
- Friday, February 24th 7pm – Philander Smith College Collegiate Choir Concert
- Sunday, February 26th 3pm – African American High School Honors
- Thursday, March 9th 10am – Founder’s Day Chapel | 1:30pm – Campus Center Naming
For a season schedule or to learn more about the Panthers Men’s/Women’s Basketball team and other athletic sports at Philander Smith College, visit www.philanderathletics.com. To learn more about additional events or to schedule a tour of the school, visit www.philander.edu.