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Jan. 12 - Hastings College recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Hastings College celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader and humanitarian Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with events on Sunday and Monday, January 17 and 18. Events are free and open to the public.
MLK Eve worship service – Sunday, January 17
7:30 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel
Ecumenical Celebration with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Reynolds, Professor Lee Wigert officiating
Music by the Hastings High School Chamber Choir, directed by Tim Canady and accompanied by Mindy Rowan.
The Rev. Dr. Wayne M. Reynolds, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Neb., is a fifth-generation Methodist minister who has served numerous churches in Chicago, Atlanta and Portland, Ore. before coming to Nebraska, where he has served churches in Omaha, Papillion, Norfolk and Lincoln.
Dr. Reynolds has worked with over 20,000 youth as a school district counselor, juvenile diversion coordinator, teacher, coach, chaplain, residential youth care administrative consultant and youth pastor, specializing in at-risk youth. Dr. Reynolds has been a board member on more than 30 city, state and national non-profit organizations.
MLK Day - Monday, January 18
10:45 a.m. – MLK Day Program featuring diversity consultant Tuck Reed, French Memorial Chapel
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Volunteer Fair in Hazelrigg Student Union
Mr. Tuck Reed has worked with at-risk youth for 27 years. He is a nationally recognized presenter, consultant and trainer on the topics of cultural diversity, cultural competency, effective communication and relationship development. He was a trainer and consultant at Boys Town USA for many years, and he now works with several South Dakota school districts, with a focus on the native populations. Reed has worked with schools and businesses throughout the country from his home base in Omaha.
Hastings College MLK Day events are sponsored by the Hastings College Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, the Multicultural Student Union and French Memorial Chapel.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named 75th Best Value College in the nation and #1 in Nebraska by Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It was named a 2010 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and rated a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s.