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23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at 8 a.m.
Benedictine University
Krasa Center, Second Floor
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

All proceeds benefit the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund.Tickets $30 each on sale through the McAninch Arts Center box office.

Tickets

$30 each on sale through the McAninch Arts Center box office.

Keynote Speaker: Dalitso Samson Sulamoyo, Ph.D.

Born and raised in Malawi, Dalitso Sulamoyo moved to the United States to pursue higher education and escape the poverty that had ravaged his homeland. His personal journey was the catalyst that made economic and social justice a focal part of his career.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), Dr. Sulamoyo oversees a multi-faceted government agency with over 100 different federal, state, and local grants and contracts. The agency's services range from community services, community development to early childhood development for income eligible families.  Prior to his work with CCRPC, Dr. Sulamoyo spent 16 years as President/CEO of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies, which serve economically challenged citizens and communities of Illinois, and is past president of the Illinois Community Action Development Corporation, a statewide affordable housing development corporation. He currently sits on several local, state and regional boards and has been widely recognized for his contributions toward social and economic justice for Illinois residents. Among his many awards, Dr. Sulamoyo was recognized by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce as the Not- for- Profit Business Person of the Year and was recognized by the Illinois General Assembly for his leadership and commitment to fight against poverty in Illinois with House Resolution 544. In 2009 he was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award by the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies for his leadership in fighting for social justice. In 2010 he was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Illinois Head Start Association for his leadership in fighting for social justice for children and families. In 2017 he was the inaugural inductee of the Community Action Hall Fame in Illinois.

Dr. Sulamoyo graduated from Illinois College (Magna Cum Laude) with a BA in Political Science and International Relations, received a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations, and completed two Masters Degrees in Political Studies and Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University.

 

Seating Chart

2017 Picture Gallery


College of DuPage

Benedictine University

the McAninich Arts Center at COD

 

 

Make a Donation:

  • If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation toward the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund, send a check made payable to College of DuPage/MLK to:

    College of DuPage
    c/o MLK Jr. Breakfast
    McAninch Arts Center (MAC)
    425 Fawell Boulevard
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships:

  • Scholarships are available to two College of DuPage students and two Benedictine University students at $1,000 each. Requirements include an essay detailing how Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. impacted applicants' lives and how they carry out his teachings. Submission deadline Nov. 1, 2017.
    -College of DuPage Students
    -Benedictine University Students

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