Karen Peairs, assistant director of career services, graduated recently from the Leadership Lafayette, a community leadership development program for Lafayette county. The program selects 25 individuals each year to participate.
The eight month program requires participants to attend a series of educational sessions about the needs and current issues facing Oxford and Lafayette county. The group also has to develop a community-based project. Peairs’s group created an educational campaign, “Greatness Happens Here” to help people learn about great or famous individuals who are from Lafayette county.
Peairs’s team also raised money to create new signage that will welcome visitors at each county entrance on highway 6/278 at the Panola and Pontotoc County lines. The signs will be inscribed with “Lafayette County: Greatness Happens Here.”