Jan. 24, 2018
A dinner at the Fred M. Rogers Center hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Visionaries of H.O.P.E. on Jan. 23 completed a series of activities at Saint Vincent College to memorialize the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. Participating in the program were, from left, Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president; Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B., director of the Saint Vincent Camerata; Dr. Anthony Leach, professor of music and music education at Penn State University and director of the Essence of Joy Choir; Cleona Helton, a senior communication major from Pittsburgh who served as master of ceremonies; Mary Anand, a freshman chemistry major from Wexford who delivered King’s “I have a dream” speech; Ishmael Solomon, assistant director of residence and multicultural life at Saint Vincent; and Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., director of campus ministry. A joint concert was presented by Essence of Joy and the Saint Vincent Camerata in the Basilica after the dinner.
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