Knoxville - Laschinski Emerson

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Knoxville Division recipient Laschinski Emerson with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Knoxville Division honors Laschinski Emerson, founder of The S.M.A.R.T. (Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology) Institute, a non-profit, after-school teaching center for at-risk youth. The institute’s mission is to help make children more competitive in the classroom and to improve their quality of life by exposing them to new academic experiences. English and math grades for all participating students improved during their respective school years.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character," said Director Comey. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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2016 DCLA Winners


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