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Motlow State to celebrate Disability Awareness Month with singer-songwriter Scott MacIntyre

Scott MacIntyre

LYNCHBURG, TN (Oct. 11, 2016) — Motlow State Community College will present acclaimed singer-songwriter Scott MacIntyre as a guest speaker to celebrate October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

The event will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 9:25 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. in the student lounge of the MaryLou Apple Building on the Smyrna campus.

MacIntyre is a recognized speaker, singer-songwriter, scholar and author. He is best known for being the first visually impaired finalist on American Idol.

Since his introduction into the public eye MacIntyre has inspired audiences throughout North America and beyond with his dynamic speeches on motivation, overcoming adversity, and the importance of education.

A graduate of Arizona State University in 2005, MacIntyre was received in the White House as one of the RFB&D (Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic) scholarship winners in 2006. He received his master’s degree at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Royal College of Music, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most competitive scholarships in the United States, awarded to only 40 American students each year.

Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

For more information contact Sonya Hood, director of disability and testing services, at or 931-393-1765.