For immediate release: January 23, 2008
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Kehr Union Ballroom. The evening will feature keynote speaker Herman Boone, who will discuss his life-changing experiences as the African-American head football coach at T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, Va., in 1971. This story was captured in the Disney movie "Remember the Titians" released in 2000, starring Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington.
Boone will focus on building and sustaining winning teams, respect, teamwork, community involvement and the importance of character.
The banquet will also include presentation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Awards for community, staff, faculty and students.
Cost of the banquet is $25 for faculty, staff and community members, and $15 for BU students. The last day reservations will be accepted is Friday, Jan. 25.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.