Kennesaw State to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
Weeklong celebration to begin with guest speaker on Jan. 16
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 9, 2020) — Kennesaw State University will host a week of activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day beginning with a luncheon and keynote address by guest speaker Roderick McLean.
Roderick McLean is Lockheed Martin’s vice president and general manager for air mobility and maritime missions. He oversees Lockheed-Martin’s aircraft production facility in Marietta, which is one of metro Atlanta’s largest employers.
The MLK Legacy Luncheon will kick off a week of events at the University to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and celebrate his legacy and impact of the Civil Rights Movement.
During KSU’s weeklong celebration, the campus community will participate in several activities, including a day of community service at various volunteer sites on Jan. 20, and a reflection on Dr. King’s legacy – “Six Voices: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 60 Minutes” – on Jan. 21.
The luncheon is closed to the general public. Media are invited to attend but asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keynote and luncheon with Roderick McLean:
Thursday, Jan. 16, noon-1:30 p.m.
Kennesaw State University Convocation Center
Kennesaw Campus, 590 Cobb Avenue NW, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.