DSCC name studied
The Messenger. 11.13.07
A series of town hall meetings have been scheduled to call on anyone interested and any affected groups to add their voices to the conversation as the name exploration process continues for Dyersburg State Community College.
Dyersburg State opened its doors with one location and 588 students in 1969. Nearly 40 years later, the college has four locations and serves about 2,600 students across more than 10 counties.
In light of the growth and the need to best serve students and area residents, school officials are asking, “Is the name of our college still representative of who we are and what we can become?”
At this stage, the process is only exploratory and no decision has been made to change the name of the college. DSCC Foundation has retained Memphis-based marketing/research firm archer>malmo to lead the exploration process.
Following a series of focus groups, town hall meetings, surveys and one-on-one meetings, archer>malmo will recommend whether the college should change its name or keep its current name. Results are expected in March 2008.
The schedule of town hall meetings includes: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County, located at 3149 Highway 51 South in Covington; Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 129 at the DSCC Gibson County Center, located at 2071 Highway 45 North Bypass in Trenton; and Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lannom Conference Center, located at 2000 Commerce Ave. in Dyersburg.
Dyersburg State Community College, name exploration