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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

SponsorsThe East Stroudsburg University Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast was initiated by former President Robert Dillman and other dedicated individuals including Leslie Antonette and Mel Gillespie in 1998.

This celebration is a significant and symbolic event in the East Stroudsburg Community as it is one of the only programs in the area honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Through the years, the program has expanded in size unifying over 200 people from the community on MLK’s Day of Observance.

The program itself has transformed to include components such as the MLK Award, the Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest in which students from all high schools within Monroe County are encouraged to participate and all entries will be displayed at the event, a keynote speaker, musical performances, the Boddie Scholarship Award, and for the first time this year, January 23, 2014 will be ESU’s official Day of Service in honor Dr. King.

Faculty, staff, and students will volunteer in the local community and collect goods on campus for donation. Since its inception, 19 Gertrude Mary Smith Boddie Scholarships have been awarded to ESU students and a total of 39 MLK community and university awards have been presented.

The 2014 Celebration will include a keynote speech from Rev. Dr. James Jackson, professor from Kutztown University.

ESU’s very own talented students will be a part of the program with performances from the Musical Theater Organization, Drew Johnson, Tambria Lee, and Joseph Jefferson Jr.

This is will be an event you don’t want to miss, so purchase your tickets today!

The breakfast is scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2014, from 8 AM to 10 AM in the Keystone Room on the campus of ESU.

Tickets for the 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Breakfast are available at East Stroudsburg University’s Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center.

Prices are as follows: $30 per person, $10 per student, $200 for a table of 8 (paid in full).

For more information contact Cornelia Sewell-Allen, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at (570) 422-3896 or email at