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Born and raised in Tennessee, Dr. Harold Pryor graduated from high school and was embarking upon a college career when he entered World War II as a medic attached to General George Patton’s 3rd Army as it marched across Europe. Following the war, Dr. Pryor re-entered college where he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. The later one in higher education administration from the University of Tennessee. He taught and held administrative duties at several Tennessee colleges before becoming the first president of Columbia State Community College, the very first community college in the state. Concurrently with his academic career, Dr. Pryor became a successful businessman and philanthropist, serving his community for over three decades. Moreover, listeners might be amazed to learn that on October 3rd of 2020, Dr. Pryor turned 100 years old. Listen as host Tom Price speaks to Dr. Pryor about his remarkable century of life.