The mission of the Pinson Education Foundation is to mobilize community
support for the schools in Pinson.
We want to recognize teachers, students and support personnel for the greatness they bring to our schools. The foundation hopes to inspire teachers and students and to acknowledge individuals that go beyond what is expected.
Our long term goal is to provide grants and scholarships to help fund projects in our schools.
Our speaker for the banquet will be Joe Dean Jr.
Joe Dean Jr. is a major force in the Birmingham sports and education community. Joe was a three year letterman in basketball at Mississippi State in the 70's, after graduation he became an assistant coach at The University of Kentucky from 77 - 83 with a National Championship in his tenure. Dean was named head basketball coach at Birmingham Southern in 1983 and was named conference coach of the year three times during his tenure. Dean also coached at Central Florida from 1989 - 1993. In 1994 Dean was selected to the Birmingham Southern Hall of Fame.
The past 16 years Dean has served as the Athletic Director for Birmingham Southern as well as serving on the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee, as the Chairman of Community Relations for the Birmingham Bowl and is a board member of the Foundry.
In February Dean was named the college's senior vice president for advancement, and Kyndall Waters, BSC's current assistant athletic director for compliance and a member of the BSC Sports Hall of Fame, will take over as athletics director on June 1.