THURSDAY, JANUARY 15
OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma City University invites the community to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special chapel service Jan. 20.
OCU Vice President for Student Affairs Rick Hall will speak at the service which begins at 7 p.m. in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel at OCU.
Miss Black Oklahoma and OCU student Ashton Joseph will serve as the mistress of ceremony. Generation Blessed, the University Singers choir and Spirit of Grace Liturgical Dancers will perform during the service.
OCU artist in residence Jeremy Kiesman will tap dance to a poem read by former Miss Black Oklahoma and OCU student Tinasha Williams. OCU student Quannah Kennedy will perform a Native American song and Martin Luther King Jr. re-enactor Charles Shelton will give the “I Have a Dream Speech.”
The service will include a tribute to the late Ryan Liggens, who was a 2004 OCU Clara Luper Scholar. Contributions made at the service will go to the Ryan Liggens Scholarship Fund.
“I encourage each and every person to make time to bring family and friends to Oklahoma City University for this event,” said Clint Normore, director of Multicultural Student Affairs at Oklahoma City University.