The Dickson County Branch of the NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet next week at the Tennsco Community Center. The event begins at 6:30 pm Monday and tickets are a $30 donation for adults and $15 donation for youth 15 and under. The theme for this year’s banquet is “The role of Education in the Pursuit of Justice in a Democracy.” Guest speaker will be Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, president of Tennessee State University. Formerly the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University, Glover became president of TSU a year ago. At Jackson State, she led the College of Business through the accreditation process and spearheaded the implementation of the nation’s only Ph.D. In Business at a historically black college or university. Glover is a certified public accountant and an attorney. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from TSU, her Master of Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University, her doctorate in economics from George Washington University and later completed her law degree from Georgetown. Prior to joining Jackson State, Glover chaired the Department of Accounting at Howard University and she has worked as a senior vice president and chief financial officer of an engineering firm, a tax manager for a public utility company and an accountant with one of the nation’s largest CPA firms. She is married to Charles Glover and they have two adult children, attorney Candace Glover and Dr. Charles Glover II. Monday night’s banquet includes entertainment by the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Choir and the presentation of awards by the Dickson County Branch. For more information or banquet tickets, contact any member of the Dickson County Branch or call Allen Johnson at 430-6819, Herman Grimes at 500-4347 or Renita Thompson at 441-0050.