January 2017: Remembering
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 2017: Remembering
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 2017: Remembering
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Each year, Five Towns College remembers and pays tribute to an incredible man, scholar, advocate, educator and leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The broad range of his lifetime experience cast a wide net of intellectual and practical knowledge for all to benefit from; this is reflected, in part, by the quote cited above. His sage words defining a true education as encompassing “intelligence plus character” focused in on what most institutions of higher education include in their mission statements. For as we all know, it’s not just about the substance of what is learned but it is how it is used, and how individuals’ moral characteristics cause people to interact, and to create harmony, unity and peace amongst diverse individuals of all shapes, colors, sizes and from all geographic regions.

So, let’s pause today to remember a great man who set high standards calling for integrity and equity for all despite patent differences. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a strong and true educator and leader. All of mankind has been privileged to learn from his lessons, struggles and messages that touch all of our lives everyday. As higher education students and professionals, his objectives parallel the intellectual and personal characteristics we should strive to emulate.

Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

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