Dennis E. Prince

  • Amer­i­can Legion Post 65 Sons of Amer­i­can Legion (S.A.L.) Com­man­der
  • State Ora­tor­i­cal Judge for the Amer­i­can Legion Post 65
  • Retired Kyrene School Dis­trict Edu­ca­tor

Den­nis E. Prince Sr. has been Amer­i­can Legion Post 65 S.A.L. Com­man­der for 25 years. He is com­mit­ted to help­ing our vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies. Through his years of com­mit­ment, he has been able to reach and impact thou­sands of vet­er­ans through the pro­grams he cre­ates at the Amer­i­can Legion. Pro­grams like Hon­or­ing our Fall­en Heroes, which pro­vides din­ner and care pack­ages dur­ing Vet­er­ans Day week to our home­less vet­er­ans who has come upon tough times or giv­ing out Christ­mas bas­kets to veteran’s fam­i­lies dur­ing the hol­i­days. He is also hon­ored with the priv­i­lege of being the bur­ial flag bar­ri­er in the annu­al Ahwatu­kee East­er Parade.

Being part of the com­mu­ni­ty does not end at the Amer­i­can Legion, Den­nis is a door keep­er for the Lord at Pil­grim Rest Bap­tist Church, Bish­op Thomas Pas­tor. Den­nis’ great­est attribute is his con­tin­u­ing dri­ve to serve and help oth­ers. For him there is no greater glo­ry then to serve your fel­low man.

Being a retired edu­ca­tor, Den­nis has been a strong advo­cate for edu­ca­tion and improv­ing the qual­i­ty of life. Dur­ing his time as an edu­ca­tor he ini­ti­at­ed cul­tur­al and African-Amer­i­can his­to­ry pro­grams at Kyrene Akiemel A-al Mid­dle School includ­ing Patri­ot­ic Day, an annu­al event the school cel­e­brates and hon­ors all vet­er­ans. He was very instru­men­tal in cre­at­ing new and inno­va­tion pro­grams for learn­ing and achieve­ment dur­ing his time being an edu­ca­tor.

Pri­or to being an edu­ca­tor, he worked in retail man­age­ment through­out the Mid­west, gain­ing valu­able lead­er­ship and team­work­ing skills at com­pa­nies like Sears, Zayre, Dayton’s and Mar­shalls.
Den­nis grad­u­at­ed from Upper Iowa Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Busi­ness, Soci­ol­o­gy and Edu­ca­tion. He also received a Mas­ters of Edu­ca­tion from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Phoenix.

Den­nis is mar­ried to Lin­da and pre­sides in Phoenix, Ari­zona. His great­est ambi­tion is to leave a lega­cy that his grand­kids Dal­las & Juel, son Den­nis Jr. and daugh­ter Ded­tra, could be proud of.

” We pro­vide diverse edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams that impact under-served stu­dents & vet­er­ans. ”