Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: April 21, 2010

For more information contact, Pat O'Brien (901) 333-4021

Student Speaker for Southwest 2010 Commencement May 1 Excels in Studies, Honors, and Kindness

Should you need an attorney in the future, keep the name Chad Everett, in mind. Intent on studying law, he no doubt will become a brilliant attorney, and also the kind of person you want on your side. Everett’s outstanding academic accomplishments and leadership activities led to his selection to represent his Southwest Tennessee Community College class at Commencement ceremonies on May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the DeSoto Civic Center. Those activities frequently involve doing something helpful for someone, to the point he even received the Spirit of Kindness award from The Kindness Revolution, a values movement fast becoming part of the corporate culture of many companies.

During his 60-hour internship, Everett handled all Shelby County Title IV-D child support matters and represented the state in child support administrative appeals. “This further cemented my future plans. It is evident on a daily basis how much power attorneys have, but what surpasses that is the amount of good an attorney can bring about. I would also love to be able to return to Southwest and teach, to give back to the College, which has given so much to me.”

As is often with our student speakers, Everett’s many activities make you wonder how he could also accomplish a 3.38 grade point average. They include: ACT workshop instructor for local high school students; Alpha Phi Alpha leadership institute volunteer; Alpha Kappa Alpha Teenage Improvement Club speaker; campus activities board Student Programmer; and Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee. Honors include: Dean’s List, Alpha Beta Gamma and Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) national honor societies, College Engineering Department Student of the Year 2007, and nominations to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges 2008 and 2010.

Everett will receive two Associate of Applied Science degrees in Paralegal Studies and Computer Engineering Technology; and a Technical Certificate in Industrial Computer Fundamentals.

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Photo caption: Chad Everett