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Quinsigamond Community College Hosts 29th Annual Community Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
1/10/2014

Worcester, MA – January 10, 2014 – Quinsigamond Community College announces the 29th Annual Community Breakfast to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The breakfast will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Worcester Campus of Quinsigamond Community College at 670 West Boylston Street. The event is sponsored by Quinsigamond Community College, National Grid, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Group and the Telegram and Gazette.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President of Becker College in Worcester.
A collaborative leader and inspiring speaker, he is known for his powerful and charismatic leadership. Dr. Johnson has delivered speeches and workshops on numerous topics including: Global Citizenship; Diversity; and Volunteerism. In addition, he has published blogs in the Huffington Post on a myriad of subjects. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Trident University International, a master’s degree in education administration from University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Morehouse College. “Quinsigamond Community College is delighted to host the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast as it celebrates its 29th year,” said QCC President Gail E. Carberry. “We are honored to have Dr. Johnson on campus as the featured speaker.”

Each year the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast “I Have a Dream” Committee poses a question to students to be answered in either a written or visual format. Worcester County students in grades four, five, and six were asked, “What do you think he [MLK, Jr.] would say about bullies or bullying and why?” The winning visual responses will be on display in the Rockwell Gallery of the Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester from Tuesday, January 14 through Friday, February 28.

The event will be held at the Quinsigamond Community College Athletic Center, Worcester. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. A limited number of tickets are still available; however, they must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door on the day of the event. Tickets are $25 each ($250 for a table of ten) and may be purchased by contacting Susan Laprade, President’s Office at QCC: 508.854.4368 or slaprade [at] qcc.mass.edu for additional information. For driving directions to QCC, visit www.QCC.edu/about/driving-directions.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.