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Lyon College celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service and community luncheon


Lyon College is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service and community luncheon today on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville. The public is invited to the free event.

All students, clubs and organizations, Scots athletics teams, and faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the campus beautification initiative.

At 11:30 a.m., there will be a celebration and luncheon in Patterson Dining Hall of Edwards Commons. The guest speaker for the event will be Ronnie Williams (pictured below), who recently retired from his role as vice president for Student Services and Institutional Diversity at the University of Central Arkansas.

Williams was the first person of color to serve as chair of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the first person of color on the Conway Development Cooperation Board. In addition, he served as chair of the Arkansas Educational Television Commission (now Arkansas PBS) and as a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct.

There will be special music by the Lyon College Gospel Choir (pictured below), a recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by Lyon College students, and a “Waves of Worship” performance by Kamesha Williams.

Images provided by Lyon College

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