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January 23, 2024

LBW Community College presents Community Candid, a free lecture series scheduled each Tuesday in February, developed to provide vital information to the public, fostering educational and career advancement, family health and wellness, substance use prevention, and mental health awareness.

LBW Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality, Dr. Kristina Griffin said, “Last year marked the inception of Community Candid, where through in-person and live-streamed sessions, we reached over 1500 members of the Covington County community.”

“This year, Butler County is our focus to further our efforts and extend the reach of LBW.  The goal is to bridge gaps and break barriers within the diverse communities LBW serves.”

Since the addition of the Greenville campus in 1992, LBW has proudly contributed to the Butler County community by offering transformative opportunities. Over the last three years, various initiatives and programs have provided free dual enrollment classes, workforce training, and GED completions to hundreds of individuals in the Butler County community.

“While we celebrate these achievements, we recognize the ongoing need for impactful initiatives such as these,” Griffin added.

The Community Candid series will take place in the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center at the Greenville Campus each Tuesday in February. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the speaker(s) at 6 p.m.

“These events are open to the public and all ages,” Griffin said. “We have some amazing and very knowledgeable speakers scheduled and hope you can attend in person or via Facebook live.”

Tuesday, February 6 - Financial Wellness

Truist Bank of Greenville, AL

Tuesday, February 13 - Relationship Wellness

Family Sunshine Center, Montgomery, Alabama

Tuesday, February 20 - Nutrition and Physical Wellness

*Free wellness checks available to attendees

Leah Skipper, Dietitian/RN

Rachel Green, Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor

Josh Roper, Nursing Instructor

Tuesday, February 27 - Mental Health and Family Wellness

Tyesha Durr, LPC, IMH-E, Alabama Department of Mental Health

Charlotte Tessmar, District Attorney’s Office

Amanda Williamson, Director of Special Services

Each event will be live-streamed on the College’s Facebook page.

For more information on the series or sponsorship opportunities, contact Dr. Griffin at or 334.881.2280.