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Phillis Hegmon Rambsy to Speak at Motlow College Smyrna Center

February 7, 2012
Phillis Hegmon Rambsy

Nashville lawyer, Phillis Hegmon Rambsy will speak at the Motlow College Smyrna Center, Tuesday, Feb. 21, in honor of Black History Month. The public is invited to hear her presentation at 9:25 a.m. There is no admission charge.

Rambsy is a dedicated advocate for the education of women and racial minorities, and lives by the declaration of "Knowledge is Power. If You Fail to Know, then You Fail to Grow."

In her presentation she will share her passion about the attainment of education for all, and the encouragement to constantly stretch your minds with learning. She is an example of her own message as she received a bachelor's degree in English and women's studies from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.; a master's degree in English literature from the University of Kentucky; and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. She is currently a student at the Hazelip School of Theology in Nashville.

Rambsy is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Kentucky and has represented a variety of clients in complex business disputes. She works Gonzalez, Saggio and Harlan which is the largest minority-owned law firm in the nation.

As a college instructor at the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan, she taught courses in women's studies, legal studies, African-American literature, and grammar and composition. She was the program coordinator of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center at the University of Kentucky where she developed and oversaw educational and cultural programs for the University and Lexington, Ky. communities.

Rambsy is dedicated to physical and mental health and wellness. She participates in half-marathons, is a certified Zumba instructor and a proponent of healthy lifestyles. She encourages others to pursue lives that are exceedingly and abundantly more than they could ever imagine.