William Woods University will join the nation in remembering and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. next month when the University hosts its first-ever MLK Breakfast on campus. The WWU Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 9 a.m. in the Nielsen Room at Tucker Dining Hall.
Prior to the event, William Woods students are being invited to participate in a writing contest focusing on the legacy of Dr. King. A panel consisting of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee will review the student submissions, with awardees to be recognized at the breakfast on January 18.
The event is being sponsored by the WWU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the William Woods University Leadership Center. A subcommittee of students volunteered to help meet, set up and provide feedback regarding the event. Student volunteers included Rodney Cherilus, Trinity Thomas, Nia Hawkins, Rhondell Tipton, Terrence Thomas, Cayla Daniels, Jared Crutcher, Charles Pickens, Nathan Schwartze and Darius Yohe.
“Each year at the anniversary of his birth, we have an opportunity to reflect on our nation’s progress toward the realization of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream,” said Dr. Jeremy Moreland, President of William Woods University. “We are proud to come together as a University community at this event where members of the William Woods family can join in that thoughtful reflection.”
Funding for the breakfast is being provided by the generous contributions of Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, Professor of Social Work at WWU. Student plaques for the event are being provided by Dr. Thomas Trice, Associate Professor of Business at WWU.