Tickets on Sale for Joyce
Kinzie/Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at Lincoln College
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[January 05, 2017]
- Lincoln College
announced tickets are available for the 9th annual Joyce
Kinzie/Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. The breakfast is Monday,
January 16 in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium on the Lincoln College
campus. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8:00 a.m.
Funds raised go directly to the Martin Luther King Jr. Minority
Scholarship at Lincoln College
raises funds exclusively for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Minority
Scholarship. Co-founded in 2009 by Rev. Glenn Shelton and Lincoln
businesswoman Joyce Kinzie who passed away in 2010, the scholarship
assists a Logan County minority student while attending Lincoln
College. Since Kinzie’s passing, the annual breakfast has continued
at Lincoln College, honoring her accomplishments and wishes to
provide academic assistance to students.
features a buffet breakfast and entertainment from the 2nd Baptist
Youth Choir and the Lincoln College Chorale along with remarks by
this year’s MLK Scholarship recipient Ty Whitetree, and keynote
speaker Dr. David Gerlach, the 22nd president of Lincoln College.
Dr. Gerlach has
more than 30 years of education experience, including student
development and success at the collegiate level. Previously, Dr.
Gerlach was Vice President of Advancement at State University of New
York at Canton. While there, Gerlach led the school to its highest
student enrollment numbers in four of the last six years, multiplied
the campus foundation’s financial assets, doubled the number of
student athletes, and was the lead developer in building a $27
million residence hall. His keynote address will focus on the
transformational leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the
impact of his bravery.
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Tickets are $10; seating is
limited so reservations are recommended. Call Jen McMillin at Lincoln College
to reserve tickets for pick up at the door. Tickets for the event are also
available at the Lincoln Heritage Museum (1115 Nicholson Rd, Lincoln, IL
62656), By the Bean (113 S. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656), or from
committee members Les Plotner and Rev. Glenn Shelton. Tickets will be available
at the door if seating is still available.