Mitchell Community College Student Derone McNeill gave a moving solo of 'Precious Lord'.
The College's Diversity Task Force made a special presentation to Mitchell Community College President Dr. Douglas Eason for leadership in promoting diversity on campus and in the community. Dr. Eason shared a powerful and emotional story of love and community in his closing remarks.
Mitchell Community College President Dr. Douglas Eason presented the Student Viola Parker Diversity Award to Na'iesha Peet.
The program featured guest speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis, a human resource professional with over forty years of experience in corporate, manufacturing, public and private sector organizations.
Mitchell Community College President Dr. Douglas Eason presented the Viola Parker Diversity Award to Na'iesha Peet, Michael Brooks and Julia Wilson.
Mitchell Community College Ambassador Celina Taylor welcomed guests with a challenge to not only remember the words of Dr. King but to live them as well.
Martin Luther King Celebration
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Martin Luther King Celebration
Mitchell Community College - Statesville
January 12, 2012
The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored during Mitchell Community Colleges annual Birthday Observance Celebration January 12. The ceremony honored Kings life, celebrated his legacy, celebrated community and inspired those who attended to not only remember the words of Dr. King but to live them as well.
Michael Brooks, Director of Early College Programs, led the audience in Lift Every Voice and Sing.'
The program combined presentations by Mitchell Community College Ambassador Celina Taylor, guest speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis, a moving solo of Precious Lord by student Derone McNeill, with the 18th annual Viola Kimbrough-Parker Diversity Awards.
The awards recognized Mitchell student Naiesha Peet, Mitchell employee Michael Brooks and community member Julia Wilson all who have made a difference in promoting diversity in Iredell County.
The Colleges Diversity Task Force made a special presentation to Mitchell Community College President Dr. Douglas Eason for leadership in promoting diversity on campus and in the community. Dr. Eason shared a powerful and emotional story of love and community in his closing remarks.
The celebration came full circle to close in song with We Shall Overcome.'
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