Great week in Memphis: Volunteering, making history, improving f - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Great week in Memphis: Volunteering, making history, improving fathers


The Mid-South saw a lot of great things this week, from history being made at a local college to students getting a new set of wheels.

First woman president at LeMoyne-Owen College

Dr. Andrea Miller will take over at the school September 1. She's a native Memphian and LeMoyne-Owen alumni.

Current president Johnnie Watson is retiring at the end of June.

Memphis hosts training camp for fathers

Fathers in Memphis will get a chance to join forces and learn why it's important to be a strong role model.

The 5th annual Training Camp for Dads is scheduled for Father's Day weekend. For the first time, the camp will allow teenage sons to participate.

Mid-South students volunteer in Toledo

A group of teens from the Mid-South are spending part of their summer giving back.

The teens are working with the Catholic HEART Workcamp to improve a soup kitchen, food pantry, and clothing center in Toledo.

Volunteers make FedEx St. Jude Classic possible in Memphis

The FedEx St. Jude Classic is underway in Memphis.

Professional golfers are teeing it up, and volunteers are making it all happen.

"Honestly, it's just a sense of giving back to the community," long-time volunteer Jill Poley said.

New bikes for perfect attendance

Hundreds of Shelby County School students have brand new bicycles this summer.

More than 200 bikes were donated to boys and girls who had perfect attendance this year.

This is the second straight year the students with perfect attendance have received free bikes.

Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly