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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.

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:
Agent Anessa Daniels-McCaw

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Jackson District Office, Drug Enforcement Administration

Assistant Chief Anthony Fontaine

Assistant Chief of Police, Hattiesburg Police Department

Chief Rusty Keyes

Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, The University of Southern Mississippi Police

Colonel Steven Maxwell

Director, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

Lieutenant Chase Elkins

Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Mississippi Highway Patrol

Major Jamie Humphrey

Major of Operations, Forrest County Sheriff's Office

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
LUNCH BREAK ACTIVITIES
-Lunch on Your Own - check out some campus lunch options 
-Visit the Exhibit Hall 

-11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Rollover Simulation by the MS Highway Patrol with Trooper Taylor Shows - Downstairs outside the Union doors in the street by Weathersby Lawn

-12:30 - 1:15 PM - Open Space Discussions facilitated by James Yancey, MA, Prevention Coordinator with DREAM - Share your thoughts and ideas and listen to others -Ballroom 3, come after lunch, or feel free to bring your lunch!

1:30 - 2:30 PM
SESSION 4: A Father's Perspective on Addiction
James Moore 
Owner, Moore's Bicycle Shop 

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 

EXHIBITORS 

EXHIBIT HOURS 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Arc of MS - Prevention Includes Everyone

Bachelors of Social Work Club (BSW Club)

Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare of MS

DREAM of Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg Police Department
 

Hope N Harmony

Mississippi Highway Patrol
Mississippi Youth Challenge 

Moffitt Health Center
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services
Still Standing with Dwight

Telenutrition Center of USM

OUTSIDE EXHIBIT

Mississippi Highway Patrol Rollover Simulator - 11:45AM - 1:00PM - (outside the doors of the Union in the street)

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