College to Host Community Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 9, 2012

Westminster College will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Remembrance and Celebration Breakfast Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8 a.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. Angel De La Cruz, pastor of Word Centered Fellowship in Masury, Ohio.

Westminster student participants include:

Senior Spanish major Bryce Beeghley will share reflections of Martin Luther King Jr.  He is a son of Randall and Darci Beeghley of Connellsville and a graduate of Connellsville Area High School.

Sophomore international business and Spanish major Sierra Bell will read Scripture.  She is a daughter of A. Duwayne and Stephanie Bell of New Castle and a graduate of New Castle High School.

Junior psychology major Simmone Bell will give the welcome.  She is a daughter of A. Duwayne and Stephanie Bell of New Castle and a graduate of New Castle High School.

Junior broadcast communications major Ashley Durham will offer a prayer for the community.  She is a daughter of Jesse and Arlene Durham of Aliquippa and a graduate of Central Valley High School.

Music will be provided by the Westminster College Gospel Choir under the direction of Manny Henderson.

The Rev. James Mohr, Westminster chaplain, and the Rev. Jeannette Hubbard, Westminster director of diversity services, will take part in the event.

The community is invited to attend at a cost of $5 per person, payable at the door.  Reservations are required by Friday, Jan. 13, and may be made by calling (724) 946-7117.

Event sponsors are Westminster's Office of the Chaplain and Church Relations; Office of Diversity Services; Black Student Union; Student Government Association Diversity Committee; Peace Studies Program; and Residence Life.

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