Regional Directors

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Alex Dawes – East Regional Director

Alex Dawes is a 2014 graduate of Penn State University. He first became involved with SCC when he started the Nittany Lions chapter in 2012. There he and a group of fellow students worked to establish their right to self-defense on campus through debate, media appearances, protests, and firearms instruction. Alex currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife where he works for local government and is still involved in fighting for students’ rights on campus and is also a hunting mentor.

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Robert Eagar – Southeast Regional Director

Robert Eagar is currently involved with SCC as the Southeast Regional Director and Assistant State Director for Georgia. He became involved with SCC in 2012 as the campus leader at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a chapter he founded in response to the alarming rate of violent crimes against the campus community on and around campus. Robert is an NRA certified instructor and can frequently be found on the local range, but is equally likely to be spotted in the city supporting the Atlanta Braves or his Alma mater’s Yellow Jackets.

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Stuart Dedmon – Midwest Regional Director

Stuart Dedmon became involved with Students for Concealed Carry in 2014 when he became the campus leader at the University of Memphis. Shortly after, he assumed the role of Tennessee State Director before being appointed Midwest Regional Director. Stuart was named the 2015 NRA-ILA National Youth Outreach Coordinator of the year and has successfully lobbied for several pieces of legislation concerning campus carry within the Tennessee State Legislative system. He is an avid firearms enthusiast, sport shooter, and is currently a Senior Biology major at the University of Memphis with plans of attending dental school.

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Philip Harding – Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Phillip took over as Rocky Mountain Regional Director shortly after relocating to Colorado. Prior to that, he completed his B.S. in Administrative Science from the University of South Alabama while serving as both USA Campus Leader and State Director for Alabama Students for Concealed Carry. His current goals within SCC are securing campus carry for the 3 states in his region without it, and to increase the number of campus carriers in the other 3 states that do. He’s recently taken up competitive multi-gun shooting, and proudly wears the SCC logo on his shooting jersey.

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Antonia Okafor –  Southwest Regional Director

Antonia Okafor graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A in International political economy in 2013 and currently studies Public Policy as a graduate student.

Her passion to protect student gun rights was exemplified during the recent Texas legislative session where she had the opportunity to advocate for second amendment rights.

Antonia is also currently a Leadership Institute Campus Reform correspondent.

She has interned for US Senator Kelly Ayotte as a part of the selective Running Start/Walmart Star Fellowship program. In 2015, she was a finalist in the Young Women to Watch awards where she competed against hundreds of women from across the country for the title of Next Political Rising Star.

She first noticed her passion for service through Girl Scouts where she earned both her Silver and Gold Award. During her college years at UT Dallas, she participated in numerous non-profit organizations. She has served in the impoverished communities in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a crisis pregnancy center in Savannah, Georgia, delivering aid in Managua, Nicaragua and Beirut, Lebanon, where she worked with Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

Antonia has worked as a field coordinator for Greg Abbott’s campaign for TX Governor and currently serves as a precinct chair for her county Republican party. But most importantly, she is a proud gun owner.

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