Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast
Monday, January 21, 2013
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."
Tickets for the Sixteenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Breakfast are available at East Stroudsburg University’s Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center. The breakfast is scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Keystone Room on the campus of ESU.
Nominations for the MLK Awards are also being accepted. Nominees for the awards should exemplify two or more aspects of Dr. King’s philosophy of non-violence, equality, justice, cultural diversity, and respect for humanity. Two awards will be presented - one to a member of the ESU community and one to a member of the community-at-large. ESU candidates must be currently employed by the University as a faculty member, staff member, administrator, and/or must be currently enrolled as a student for at least two full-time semesters with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Candidates from the community must be current residents who are active in the local community.
All nominations must include a short biography of the candidate and three letters of recommendation. Nomination forms are available by contacting ESU’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at (570) 422-3656. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 7, 2012.
Two Boddie Scholarship recipients will be announced at the breakfast. Each of the scholarships will be in the amount of $2,950, applicable to the spring 2013 semester. Scholarship winners will be selected based on demonstration of community service or university involvement, a commitment to Dr. King’s philosophy of non-violence, equality, justice, cultural diversity, and a respect for humanity.
Guests at the breakfast will also enjoy the Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest. Students from all high schools within Monroe County are encouraged to participate and all entries will be displayed at the event. Local high school art departments have been notified of the criteria for participation and the deadline for entries is Friday, December 7, 2012.
Submissions should represent some aspect of Dr. King’s life and his philosophy of non-violence, peace, justice and equality. For more information contact Cornelia Sewell, coordinator for multicultural affairs, at (570) 422-3896 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org