CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) Educational opportunities are growing in Clarksville-Montgomery County as Fisk University held an open house and ribbon cutting Friday for their new Fisk University Clarksville Extended Site.
The Emmanuel Family Life Center houses the new educational facility that features fully equipped classrooms to enhance student learning. Academic programs offered are Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Social Justice and Human Development and Leadership.
Shir-earn Rainey, Veterans Affairs Coordinator for Fisk University talked about the new school. “We are super excited that we are here in Clarksville geared towards active military as well as veterans. We are hoping people will come and be a part of this great institution,” said Rainey.
Rainey added that Clarksville is a growing city and Fisk University extended site is the only HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Clarksville.
“It’s another avenue for our kids to excel,” said Jimmie Garland, member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Board of Education. “Fisk University has a rich history and is bringing a new venue for our kids to be able to go out into the world and do great things.” Garland is also a member of the Clarksville Chapter of the NAACP.
Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts along with Montgomery County Commissioners Rashidah Leverett and Walker Woodruff were just a few of the local officials attending the event.
To learn more about Fisk University Clarksville at the Emmanuel Family Life Center, call 931-286-6141 or email email@example.com. The website for the new school is still under development but visit the Fisk University Nashville site at www.fisk.edu.