Davis & Elkins Plans Convocation, March to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a convocation, march and reflection on Monday, January 20. All activities are free and open to the public.

The convocation begins at 3:30 p.m. in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium with featured speaker Kobey Quamina and participation by the Davis & Elkins College Black Student Union and Director of Career Services Chris Jones. D&E Director of Campus Activities and Multicultural Programs Jonathan Barrett will serve as MC.

Quamina’s speech is titled “Attaining the Dream Through Vision.” A Baltimore, Maryland, native and current resident of Wheeling, Quamina is a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration committee for the city of Wheeling. Professionally, she works in resident life at Wheeling University where she is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business finance. During her undergraduate career, Quamina served several roles in the University’s Black Student Union including two terms as president.

Immediately after the convocation, a short march highlighting Dr. King’s life will take place from the auditorium, through campus to Madden Student Center. Barrett will lead a reflection in Timms Lounge and a birthday cake prepared by the College’s Dining Services will be served to guests.

For additional information, call Barrett at 304-637-1345 or email barrettj@dewv.edu.

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