2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

"From Spotlights to Floodlights: Revealing Problems Before They Become Headlines"

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4pm

Goizueta Business School
1300 Clifton Road NE


To the Metropolitan Atlanta Community:

For over twenty three years, the Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School have honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards Program. This celebration grew out of a 1993 conversation between Dr. Joyce Essien and then Dean of the School of Public Health, Ray Greenburg, where they agreed that it was time to align the mission and values of Public Health with the precepts of social justice. With support from James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health and Erika James, Dean of the Goizueta Business School, as well as with the diligent work of faculty, staff, and students, this program has grown to be a major event on the calendar of King Week activities held at Emory. Our program is the only event that has consistently recognized and celebrated people and organizations in greater Atlanta whose work exemplifies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As in the past, this year's program is sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School. Our theme is "From Spotlights to Floodlights: Revealing Problems Before They Become Headlines." This event will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Goizueta Business School (1300 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322) and will be followed by a catered reception.

The featured speaker this year will be Dr. Robert Franklin who is the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University and Director of the Religion Department of the Chautauqua Institution. In 2014, he also served as Senior Advisor for Community and Diversity at Emory University. In 2013, he was a Visiting Scholar in Residence at Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. He is President Emeritus of Morehouse College where he served as the tenth president of the nation's largest private, four-year liberal arts college for men from 2007 through 2012.

This year's honorees include:

We hope that you will join us for this celebration of service.

Please contact Angela Thomas at (404) 727-7697 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Laurie Gaydos, Ph.D.
Co-Chair
MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Rollins School of Public Health
Emily Bianchi, Ph.D.
Co-Chair
MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Goizueta Business School
Wesley Longhofer, Ph.D.
Co-Chair
MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Goizueta Business School

 

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