As a retired 20 year Air Force Veteran, and former director of a Job Corp Center, Coach Lemelle’s work in student development focuses on outside of the box strategies to foster high self-esteem, motivation, building leadership skills and academic achievement in students whom others have deemed hopeless. Dalton’s L.E.A.R.N. (Leadership, Education, Accountability, Respect, Nurture) concept helps young people to pursue their dreams and goals, and provides opportunities for future academic and personal growth that will further these dreams and goals. Through these strategies, Dalton founded, started and coached the men’s basketball program at Pulaski Technical College. Students in the program have exemplified the necessary academic and non-academic tools to be successful in school, home, and the community.