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Superstar Moms share secrets of raising successful sons
Superstar Moms share secrets of raising successful sons

Pulaski Technical College will host “Superstar Mothers of Superstar Sons” on Thursday, April 19, featuring the mothers of five basketball star athletes who will share their stories about raising successful sons with a strong sense of values.

Their presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the RJ Wills Lecture Hall, located on the second floor of the Campus Center on the college’s main campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock.

Guests include:

Bettye Williamson – Mother of retired NBA player Corliss Williamson, who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks and then played for four NBA teams, including the Detroit Pistons. He later coached at Arkansas Baptist College and is the current head coach at the University of Central Arkansas.

Carolyn Brewer – Mother of Ronnie Brewer, a Fayetteville High School graduate, who played for Arkansas and then professionally for the Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies and currently is a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls.

Diane Johnson – Mother of Joe Johnson, a Little Rock Central High School graduate who has played for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and currently is a small forward for the Atlanta Hawks.

Mabeline Lewis – Mother of Quincy Lewis, who was the first-round draft pick to Utah Jazz and later played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. He is a sports commentator and TV analyst.  Both mother and son are Parkview High School graduates.

P. Annette Fisher –  Mother of Little Rock native Derek Fisher, who played for the Razorbacks and went on to win five NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.  He currently is a point guard with the Oklahoma City Thunder and serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association.

 Their visit is sponsored by Pulaski Technical College’s Network for Student Success, a program that aims to raise college retention and graduation rates by assisting African-American men during their college experience. The program works to exposing students to a culture that promotes education and expects young males to not only attend, but also to graduate from college.  The Network’s charge is to raise male student expectations and accountability. Success coaches build relationships with students, and the faculty and staff encourage, support and nurture students along a path of academic development.

Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive, two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through more than 90 occupational/technical degree and certificate programs, a university-transfer curriculum and specialized programs for business and industry. The college’s mission is to provide access to high quality education that promotes student learning, to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential and to support the economic development of the state.