By Fred L. Jones, Jr.

Eagle Staff Writer

fjones@theoklahomaeagle.net

 

 

The Urban Dictionary describes a renaissance man such as: “a person who is ‘enlightened’ in all subject matter including arts, math, athletics, philosophy, music, history, and any other cultural aspect of society; a man who does everything and does it well.”

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The description goes further to state that this person will enlighten the common people to make great strides in the advancing of knowledge for the purpose of bettering society.

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Summing it all up, it means this individual is generally the most well-rounded and awesome person you can think of, this would be an example of a renaissance man.

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Jamaal Dyer is truly a community servant from preaching to the lost and encouraging the saved or being on several community boards, to serving as special council to some of the city’s highest-ranking officials. All the while being an outstanding father and husband.

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Dyer is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa. Dyer attended Langston University and earned a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor and was a member of the Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society

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Dyer attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and earned Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism. Dyer is also a very proud member of the Omega Phi Sci fraternity.

Dyer is often referred to as Dr. King by his closest friends because of his charismatic nature but generally humble spirit.

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Serving as project manager for the 1921 Race Riot Commission, Dyer has the state of Oklahoma and the nation looking at him for his conception and development abilities following his Juneteenth event production and Wayman Tisdale Festival, both events were very successful. Dyer is also the director of Dyer Memorial Chapel.

Dyer has shown himself to be balanced and structed for such a time as this, with God, family and his community at heart; Tulsa north’s “Dr. King” is poised and ready for action always. Dyer truly has earned the title of: “renaissance man.”

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