Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration


The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee maintains that the breadth of Dr. King's heritage as an American leader is a mainly untapped resource. Some areas of Dr. King's active involvement to further social justice include all levels of schooling, human violence, intolerance, gender issues, and the structure of job opportunities. Programs in these and other domains developed through various academic disciplines seem appropriate for the committee to cooperatively develop this year.

upcoming mLK Events

Martin Luther King Celebration 2018-2019

October 31, 2018
Mix It Up Day
Move out of your comfort zone and connect with someone new over lunch! It's a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. Switching seats and having a chat with someone new is a pretty simple way to reduce the number of painful experiences caused by exclusion, prejudice and bullying.

November 5, 2018
7:00 p.m. Gemmell Suites on Main North Theatre
Speaker: ASAC Rufus B. Williams
ASAC Rufus B. Williams is the Assistant Special Agent in charge for the Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI) unit of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Rufus' career includes numerous investigations of complex financial crimes, including embezzlement, false pretense, public corruption, money laundering, structuring, mortgage fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, mail fraud, and elderly financial abuse cases. 

January 24, 2019
5:00 p.m. Gemmell MPR
Speaker: Reverend Kari D. King-Hill
With over 20 years in the educational arena, including 13 years as an elementary school principle in the school district of Philadelphia and the Hatboro-Horsham school district, Kari proudly serves today as the Principle of the Innovation Hall of the Chester Community Charter School, one of the two Kindergarten and  Grade 1 learning center of this nine campus school organization. 

March 19, 2019
7:00 p.m. Hart Chapel
Speaker: Faye Naomi Dunston
Faye Naomi Dunston is a minister, author, motivational speaker and professional life coach. Seeing herself as a motivator, she's worked with young adults in numerous capacities over the years. Most recently, she founded Sprinkle of Hope, Inc., an empowerment and motivational organization in which she utilizes her speaking platform to encourage millennials to set strategies on being entrepreneurs. 

MLK Committee


Mr. Rogers J. Laugand III,
Dr. Phil Terman,

Committee Members:

Dr. Peggy Apple -

Mr. Joseph Croskey -

Mr. Mark Franchino -

Dr. Mark Lepore -

Dr. Candice Matthew -

Ms. Kelly Ryan -






Last Updated 3/4/20