LITTLE ROCK JOB CORPS WELCOMED FORMER UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL DR. JOYCELYN ELDERS
Former 16th Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Joycelyn Elders spoke to a standing room only crowd during a commencement ceremony at the Little Rock Job Corps on January 7, 2011. As the first African American and the second woman to hold the Surgeon General’s post she spoke from her heart about health care and life’s issues to this graduating class. As a private citizen, she continues to lobby tirelessly for the health needs of the young, the poor and the powerless. Her message about sexual health and education was both frank and informative. Eighty-nine students of this graduating class are now poised, positioned, and ready for the future. This special event was covered by local television stations and will be featured on the five o’clock news.