Photos from the 2017 Foundation Scholarship Banquet

The Foundation was formed in 1977 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation to raise and administer funds to support the mission and enhance the growth and development of Jackson State. Foundation funding provides for scholarships, programs, capital improvements, equipment and facilities, and other projects for which institutional funds are either not available or are in short supply.


The mission of the Jackson State Community College Foundation is to raise funds, develop friendships and provide futures.

Our purpose is to raise funds to provide access to higher education and workforce development training to all qualified West Tennesseans. Our goal is to never turn a potential student away for financial reasons or because of inadequate facilities.

Please take a moment to explore the links that appear on this page to find out more about Jackson State and our development programs. The information contained here is not comprehensive. If you need further details simply contact our office via any of the methods listed below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dee Henderson
Director, Development & Community Relations
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN  38301
Office: (731) 425-2625

Foundation Officers
Title Name Position
Chair Jeff Lewis City President, First Bank
Vice Chair Vacant  
Secretary Reggie Smith Owner, Town & Country Realtors
Treasurer Horace Chase Vice President for Financial & Administrative Affairs, JSCC
Ex-Officio Officers
Title Name Position
Director Dee Henderson Director, Development and Community Relations, JSCC
  Dr. Bobby Smith Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement, JSCC
  Dr. Larry Bailey Vice President for Academic Affairs, JSCC
  Brian Gann Vice President for Student Services, JSCC
  Tony Rafalowski Faculty Council Chair 2017-2018, JSCC
  Dillon Tripp Pro Tech Council Chair 2017-2018, JSCC
  Ellen Kirby Classified Council Chair 2017-2018, JSCC
Foundation Trustees
Name Company/Affiliation County
Chris Allison President, The Allison Insurance Group, Inc. Madison
James W. Ayers Owner/Chairman, First Bank Decatur
Thorne Barbour Manager, Human Resources, Jones Companies Gibson
Bobby Dyer President, Dyer's Employment Agency Henderson
Grant Edwards Owner, Chick-Fil-A Vann Drive Madison
Tony Emison, M.D. Regional Director, Jackson-Madison County Health Department Madison
Floyd Flippin Attorney, Flippin and Atkins Gibson
Allana Hamilton President, JSCC Madison
Ed Jackson Senator Madison
Jeff Lewis City President, First Bank Henderson
Randy McKinnon President, TLM Associates, Inc. Chester
Neta B. McKnight Retired, Radiography Dept., JSCC Madison
Walter Nelms, Ph.D. Retired President, JSCC Madison
Lamont Nelson Senior Manager Development, Partnership Marketing, Memphis Grizzlies Shelby
Paul Phelan Manager of Government Relations-West, Tennessee Valley Authority Madison
John Rountree Regional Operations Manager, Safelite Auto Glass Shelby
Reggie Smith Owner, Town & Country Realtors Madison
Cary Vaughn CEO/President, Love Worth Finding Ministries Shelby