January 20th marked this year’s holiday celebrating the achievements and messages of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The event was organized by the Student Development & Diversity Committee which consists of various faculty, administration, and staff members. Professor of History, Dr. Tom Buchanan, and Professor of Religion, Philosophy, & Ethics, Rev. Dr. Sam Boys both spoke during the celebration.
“This is a great time to come together as a community to honor such an important part of our American past,” said Jill Neidlinger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Developmental Studies and Student Development & Diversity committee member.
“MLK was a national voice for freedom and justice. He encouraged living to our potential especially through equal education opportunities so this is a great chance to pass on that message,” Neidlinger added.
Following the program students were able to enjoy a meal provided by Student Development and faculty donations.
Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu) is a Catholic, liberal arts, Associate’s Degree college in Donaldson, Indiana, sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.