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DREAM of Hattiesburg is presenting a one-day summit aimed at empowering college students to make healthy decisions, be resilient, and reach their dreams.

This event is FREE for university students, faculty and staff! Registration

required for all. 

 

Community members can also attend.
 

Can't make it all day? Come and go as your schedule allows! 

 

 

 

 

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REGISTER NOW

LEARN

Learn about the current reality of drugs and alcohol in our community.

ASK

Ask questions and interact with our speakers and exhibitors.

HEAR

Hear from community members, law enforcement, and others

who have powerful stories to tell.

EXPERIENCE

Visit our exhibitors for interactive experiences and information.

GET

Enter to win door prizes, get swag, and ask your professors or organizations about class credit or volunteer hours for attending.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024
The University of Southern Mississippi
Thad Cochran Center Ballroom 

 

Come and go as your schedule allows. 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS OPEN 

9:00 - 10:00 AM
SESSION 1: Evolution of the Drug Culture 
Colonel Steven Maxwell

Director, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

10:00 - 10:30 AM
BREAK & VISIT EXHIBIT HALL 

 

10:30 - 11:30 AM
SESSION 2: Law Enforcement Panel
Moderator: Dr. Linda Vasquez, Executive Director, DREAM of Hattiesburg
Panelists:

Chief Rusty Keyes, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, University of Southern Mississippi Police

Colonel Steven Maxwell, Director, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

Major John Poulos, Director, 10-34 Project, Officer Wellness and Resiliency Program Mississippi Highway Patrol

Sheriff Charlie Sims, Forrest County Sheriff's Office

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
BREAK & VISIT EXHIBIT HALL 

1:30 - 2:30 PM
SESSION 4: TBA

2:30 - 3:00 PM 

BREAK & VISIT EXHIBIT HALL

3:00 - 4:00 PM
SESSION 5: Pain Into Purpose
Dwight Owens

Prevention Coordinator, The Arc of Mississippi, Prevention Includes Everyone (PIE) Program 

Motivational Speaker, Still Standing Consulting 

4:00 - 4:30 PM
VISIT EXHIBIT HALL 

4:30 PM 
EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES 

Registration required!
For questions or exhibitor information contact: Jennifer@EmergeEvents.com
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