Dr. Arthur Sutton to speak at Kinzie/King
Breakfast at Lincoln College
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[January 16, 2016]
- The 8th annual Joyce Kinzie/Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast will
be held Monday, January 18, in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium on the
Lincoln College campus.
Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m.
To reserve tickets call Cynthia Kelley at Lincoln College, (217)
735-7219; Second Baptist Church (217) 899-5527; or the Kinzie/King
Breakfast Committee: Les Plotner, (217) 732-6167; and Tom
McLaughlin, (217) 735-7254. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the
door the morning of the event. Tickets will be sold at the door if
seating is still available.
Proceeds from the breakfast go to the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Minority Student Endowed Scholarship awarded annually to minority
students from Logan County attending Lincoln College on the Lincoln
The event features a buffet breakfast, entertainment from the 2nd
Baptist Youth Choir and the Lincoln College Chorale, remarks by this
year’s scholarship recipient Shakia Dawson, and keynote speaker Dr.
Dr. Sutton has worked in social services and
education for more than 25 years. Sutton works for the Illinois
Board of Higher Education and serves on various task forces,
committees and panels. In the early 1990’s, Dr. Sutton started a
community basketball program and computer literacy program for
at-risk youth in Bloomington, Illinois. Sutton is an elder in his
church and lives in Lincoln with his wife Gwenda.
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Minority Scholarship was co-founded in 2009 by Rev.
Glenn Shelton and Lincoln businesswoman Joyce Kinzie. The scholarship breakfast
was initially hosted by Kinzie at the Maple Club. In 2010, Kinzie passed away
and the annual breakfast continued at Lincoln College, honoring her and
furthering her dream of helping minority students in Logan County.
“Members of this community have been so generous helping fund this scholarship.
Their investment in educating students from Logan County is making it possible
for the recipients to attend Lincoln College and earn their degree. The gift of
education provides dividends for a lifetime, and we are grateful to the many
donors and sponsors that make this scholarship possible,” said Debbie Ackerman,
Lincoln College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
[Christina Xamis, Lincoln College]