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HCC holds annual MLK Diversity Celebration

MLK Artwork by HCC student

HCC held its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Celebration on Jan. 21, 2013, in HCC’s Kepler Center. This year marked the tenth anniversary of the event, which draws a large number of community members each year.

Students, staff, and faculty take part in the event with the Student Affairs Office organizing the speakers and presenters. Students in HCC’s Graphic Design Technology Program designed the posters and artwork used to promote the celebration.

This year’s event featured musical performances by the New Joy Fellowship Seventh-Day Adventist Mass Choir, a performance by HCC’s Student Dance Team, and poetry readings by HCC students Kandis Martin, Rosemarie Spracklin, Maria Edmunds, and Miranda Brown.

Reverend Darin Mency, pastor, Greater Campher Temple, gave the keynote speech and also performed a dramatic rendition of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech to close out the celebration.  A tenth anniversary video commemorating the previous nine celebrations was also shown.

Approximately 400 people attended the event. To see video and photos of the event, go to