Past Speakers

Dec. 5, 2019–Dr. Reginald Sykes / President – Bishop State Community College

Dr. Reggie Sykes Dr. Reggie Sykes, president of Bishop State Community College, is a native of Meridian, Mississippi, where he graduated from Meridian High School. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jackson State University and his doctorate in school administration from Mississippi State University. Dr. Sykes was the principal of Southeast Lauderdale Middle School for five years

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Nov. 21, 2019–Chresal D. Threadgill / MCPSS Superintendent

Chresal D. Threadgill is a native of Mobile, AL, and is a graduate of John L. LeFlore High School. Chresal attended Alabama State University where he received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. He began his educational journey at Greenville Middle School in Butler County where he served as a middle school P.E. Teacher/Coach. After only two years, the administration

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Nov. 14, 2019–Jeff Tapley / Instrument Engineer, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors “HAT Project” (Hargrove Adaptive Toy)

Jeff Tapley is a Senior Project Manager with Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. He grew up in Mobile and graduated from John S. Shaw High school, then went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Alabama. Jeff has been with Hargrove for 15 years. Prior to joining Hargrove, he worked in the

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Oct. 31, 2019–Dave Glassman / (Lt. Col. USMC Retired) & Deanna Smith, AHERO USA (America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors) “Story of AHERO & it’s Efforts Tto Counter the Veteran Suicide Epidemic”

Lt Col Dave Glassman, USMC (Ret.), is a graduate of the State University of New York and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1988. He served in a variety assignments as a Naval Aviator, to include unit deployments to Okinawa, Japan; the Mediterranean Sea, and combat support operations in the Kosovo Area of Operations. He retired for Active Duty in

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Oct. 10, 2019–Faustin Weber / Principal, St. Michael Catholic High School “Founding & Building a New Catholic High School in Baldwin Co.”

“Establishing a New Catholic High School in Baldwin County.” St. Michael Catholic High School opened in 2016 with 99 freshman and sophomores, and has added a class each year. Now a 9-12 school with 323 students, it offers students classes at the “Collegiate Studies” and “Honors/A.P.” level. Students earn 32 credits for graduation, with four years of History, Theology, Science,