Tickets are now on sale for Cameron University and Cameron Campus Ministry’s 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration banquet. This year’s keynote speaker is Kent J. Smith, Jr., president of Langston University, who will present “The Power of Education: Igniting Passion for a Greater Tomorrow.” The banquet is scheduled for Monday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Aggie Rec Center. Tickets are $40 for adults and $18 for students and are available by calling Cameron Campus Ministry at 580-699-2004. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, January 8.
Earlier that day, a panel of educators and students will participate in a discussion on the topic of education. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Cameron University in the McMahon Centennial Complex, McCasland Ballroom. The panel discussion is informal and will serve as a great introduction into the keynote address for the celebration banquet.
Kent J. Smith, Jr. has served as Langston University’s president since June 2012. Heralded by his contemporaries as a student-focused, deeply committed dynamic leader, Smith brings with him the experience and potential to take Oklahoma’s only historically black institution of higher education to the next level of academic excellence and national preeminence.
Prior to his appointment at Langston, Smith served as the vice president for student affairs, chief student affairs officer and assistant professor of education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is a former dean of students at Auburn University in Alabama, director of multicultural affairs at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and was an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University. While an adjunct professor of education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, he was an assistant director of black student services.
A Louisiana native, Smith earned a bachelor of science in secondary education, a master of education in educational administration and supervision from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, and a doctorate in education and human resources studies, with a concentration in educational administration and student affairs, from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
The 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is co-sponsored by Cameron Campus Ministry and Cameron University. For more information, please contact Cameron Campus Ministry at (580) 699-2004.
December 19, 2017