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University Hosts MLK Award Dinner

The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission (GSMLKC) annual awards and celebration dinner took place at The University of Scranton in January. From left: James D. Williams, vice president, GSMLKC; Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., interim president of The University of Scranton; Bayeté Ross Smith, keynote speaker; Andy Mehalshick, WBRE Eyewitness News, featured speaker; Simon Williams, assistant principal, Scranton School District; and Cathy Ann Hardaway, president, GSMLKC.
February 9, 2018

Multi-media artist and educator Bayeté Ross Smith and WBRE Eyewitness News investigative reporter Andy Mehalshick were the featured speakers at The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission (GSMLKC) annual celebration and community awards dinner, which took place in January at The University of Scranton. The theme of the event was a “higher destiny” and focused on raising awareness of the impact media portrayal has on the public’s beliefs about race, people, relationships and culture.

At the event, Carl Graziano, chief of the Scranton Police Department, received the Leader of the Year Award Winner and Scranton High School student Oscar Portorreal received the Young Leader of the Year Award.

Area residents were honored at The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission (GSMLKC) annual awards and celebration dinner, which was held at The University of Scranton in January. From left: Cathy Ann Hardaway, president, GSMLKC; Carl Graziano, chief of the Scranton Police Department and recipient of the Leader of the Year Award; Oscar Portorreal, Scranton High School student and recipient of the Young Leader of the Year Award; and Simon Williams, assistant principal, Scranton School District.

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