Tickets on Sale for Joyce Kinzie/Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at Lincoln College

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[January 09, 2017]   LINCOLN - 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

 The event 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.

The event 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 735-7210 or 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.

[Christina Xamis]


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