For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: September 23, 2011

Southwest's Homeland Security Program Hosts a "Criminal Activity" Symposium

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, City of Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, officials from Tennessee Homeland Security, as well as federal, state, and local officials are slated to speak and participate in the symposium "Criminal Activity: Its Impact on National Security" on September 28 at Southwest Tennessee Community College, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room AB. Among other scheduled participants are U. S. District Attorney Ed Stanton, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and Bob Nations - Memphis, director for Shelby County EMA/Homeland Security.

Attendance is expected from both students and professors from the University of Memphis and University of Mississippi. Students from the Criminal Justice Department at Southwest and students in the Homeland Security Grant Program from multiple academic disciplines will also participate.

The symposium is a combined effort of the Homeland Security Grant Program, Criminal Justice Department, Department of Police Services and Special Academic Programs at Southwest. The Homeland Security Grant Program provides Southwest students with an opportunity to explore academic and career paths through field trips to local homeland security organizations and colleges, seminars and mentoring.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Donald Drewry at 901-333-4047 or e-mail at dgdrewry@southwest.tn.edu.

This material is based on material supported by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security under Award Number 2009-ST-062-000032.

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For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247, bjrayner@southwest.tn.edu, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134