Wednesday, September 16, 2015
George A. and Ruth B. Owens Health and Wellness Center
Tougaloo, Mississippi

Theme: “Creating High-Impact Service Through Strategic Partnerships”

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA)
Tougaloo College Student Academic Success Center (SASC)
Tougaloo College Department of History and Political Science
Tougaloo College Pre-Alumni Council

The Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA), Tougaloo College Student Academic Success Center (SASC), Tougaloo College Department of History and Political Science, and Tougaloo College Pre-Alumni Council are pleased to announce and invite you to register and attend the first Community Service Partnership Development Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, on the campus of historic Tougaloo College.

Tougaloo College intends that its students become self-directed learners and self-reliant persons capable of dealing with people, challenges and issues and to contribute to the social, health, and educational needs of the local and state communities through a program of service.  It is critical that Tougaloo College and other educational and social organizations come together to develop impactful service and learning opportunities.  We hope you will join us in our call for action.

This event will bring together educators, non-profit organizations and agencies, researchers, and students from around the region who are mutually invested in having a positive impact on the welfare of local and global communities through volunteerism and scholarly engagement.  It is our desire that through this conference we can discover and confirm best practices in promoting civic engagement and leadership and collaborate so that we can efficiently and effectively leverage resources for the benefit of our students and the communities we serve.

The conference will feature a Community Service Fair in which you may share opportunities for service within your organization with the student body and others in attendance at the conference.  This event will be hosted by the Tougaloo College Pre-Alumni Council and if you would like to participate in this event, contact Doris Bridgeman, Director of Alumni Affairs, at 601-977-7836.  We also welcome your participation as an evaluator for a student poster competition.  If you are interested in serving as an evaluator, please complete and return this form. If you have questions, please feel contact SASC Director Ms. Gloria McCray-Watson at 601-977-7763 or


The conference registration fee of $50 includes a continental breakfast and lunch, admission to all activities, and a copy of published proceedings of the conference. Registration form and payment for registration must be received by Friday, September 9, 2015.


Acceptable forms of payment are American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, checks, and money orders in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.  We do not accept or accommodate purchase orders or wire transfers.

Make checks and money orders payable to: Tougaloo College with an annotation that the funds are for the SASC-CSPD Conference.  Payments should be mailed to Tougaloo College, Student Academic Success Center, Attn: 2015 Community Service Partnership Development Conference, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, Mississippi  39174.


Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax, or e-mail by September 11, 2015. No refunds will be processed after September 11, 2015.