Rosie L. Dyer

She was born to the union of Samuel and Florence Johnson in Grenada, Ms. She and Louis B. Dyer have been married for 30 years and have one daughter, Rosa.

With 33 years of service, Mrs. Dyer was a graduate of Champaign Beauty School. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the National Institute of Cosmetologists. She served as president of the Twin City Cosmetologists and the Alpha Chi Sorority and has been a member of the Twin City Cosmetologists since it was founded in October 1960.

Mrs. Dyer is a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Presently Mrs. Dyer is serving on the Senior Usher Board. In the past, she served as Director of the Junior Ushers and Pacers and on the committee for Christian Education.

Mrs. Dyer has made many contributions to her profession and to the community. She hosted a fundraiser for the AIDS benefit for Frances Nelson Health Center and for the Adopt Douglass Park Association. She has volunteered at Covenant Medical Center for the past 18 years and she is a member of the Concerned Citizens for a Better Neighborhood. She also served on the committee for the Champaign Douglass Branch Library - Frederick Douglass Memorial. Mrs. Dyer is a member at large with the National Council of Negro Women.

Awards include: the Park District Appreciation for Volunteer Service award, the Community Service Award for Concerned Citizens for a Better Neighborhood and a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute for the Research and Development of Competency Based Teacher's Education Program, Wayne State University College of Education, Detroit.