University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff alumnus Jamaal Nash-Dyer will be the guest speaker for the annual Founders Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 30. The free, public event will be held at 6:30 a.m. in the Cross-Phipps auditorium of Caldwell Hall.
Dyer is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 2004, Dyer was awarded a vocal music scholarship to attend The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with emphasis in Broadcast Journalism in 2008.
Dyer returned to Tulsa after graduating because he wanted to help the young people in his community overcome adversity, understand their worth and become successful. Although his degree was in Journalism, he felt that his true calling was to help people. Thus, he continued to work in the family business, Dyer Memorial Chapel Inc., and he began working at KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory School.
Rev. Dyer obtained a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Langston University and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate at Family and Youth Intervention Services. He is actively involved in the community with many religious and professional organizations.
An Associate Minister at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rev. Dyer also serves as a board member for the Booker T. Washington High School Foundation for Excellence and Tulsa Legacy Charter School. He was recently hired as the Project Manager for the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Centennial Commission. Rev. Dyer is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. He is married to Mrs. Kimberley Dyer, and they’re the proud parents of Gracelyn Dyer.
Rev. Dyer’s life motto is: “Your gifts are not about you. Leadership is not about you. Your purpose is not about you. A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership and your purpose.”
For more information about the event, contact Mrs. Bonita Corbin at (870) 575-8317.