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Acceptance Speech

Publication Date

7-19-2013

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Dwan LaMar Prude has unselfishly, tirelessly and graciously shared his time, talents and Titan spirit with the IMSA community. From his strategic guidance to his mentorship of students, Prude’s dedication and commitment advances IMSA’s mission and work at every level. He has been a servant leader as he promotes IMSA, our PROMISE Programs, and the benefits of attending the Academy with great pride, passion and confidence. In 2012, Prude served as IMSA’s Convocation Speaker, kicking off the school year with a rousing and heartfelt speech that left students inspired for the new school year. That summer, he dedicated time to driving students from the Metro East area to/from IMSA, allowing their participation in the SEAMS program. In 2011, he co-coordinated an alumni mentoring and tutoring program in the Metro East area for 9th graders interested in math, science and IMSA. He has also shared his “IMSA story” with students enrolled in IMSA’s PROMISE and EXCEL programs, relating his experience to that of the students. Prude makes himself available to mentor students and lend a helping hand whenever needed. In addition, Prude regularly serves as an Admissions Review Committee member and also served IMSA in a three-day retreat held in 2009 to explore ideas for models to expand IMSA’s programs per the strategic plan. His experience, knowledge and insights have been an invaluable asset to IMSA.

Prude is a gifted coach, speaker, professional trainer, and team builder. He is currently employed at the Boeing Company in St. Louis as a Procurement Financial Analyst for the F-18 Platform. He is a member of Toastmasters International and is also pursuing membership to the National Speakers Association (NSA). An active member of his community, Prude serves as the Sr. Pastor of the Bride of Christ Church of God in Christ in East St. Louis, IL. He is also an entrepreneur as the founder and CEO of the IllinoisTown Media International, LLC. Prude has a B.S. in Engineering Management – Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management – Quality Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T). He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Biblical Theology from the Midwest College of Theology (MCT) with an expected graduation in Winter 2013.

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