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LaMont Coleman, assistant dean for Student Affairs/student activities

Posted on January 19, 2010

NOTE: The speaker has changed. George Simmons '65 will deliver the keynote address.

Cal U will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual Day of Service on Jan. 21.


Inspiration for this event was a 2003 visit to Cal U by the late Coretta Scott King, who asked that the day commemorating her late husband be observed as “a day on, rather than a day off.”


The Day of Service will begin with an 11 a.m. program in Vulcan Theatre, on the first floor of the Natali Student Center.


After welcoming remarks by representatives of the Black Student Union, the keynote address will be delivered by George Simmons, a 1965 Cal U graduate and regional director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  


After the program, members of student organizations will perform volunteer work both on campus and at off-campus sites such as California area churches, the borough building, and The Center in the Woods.


Sponsors for the seventh annual Day of Service are the Office of Student Development and Services, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Black Student Union, student government, Cal U for Life and the Frederick Douglass Institute.