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MLK Scholarship Breakfast Tickets Available

4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James Wynn Jr. to be Keynote Speaker

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will celebrate the life of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 11 with the 5th Annual MLK Scholarship Tribute Breakfast.

Judge James A. Wynn Jr., who has served on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2010, will serve as keynote speaker for the event, which will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A Robersonville native and longtime member of the N.C. Court of Appeals, Wynn served as a PCC Trustee from 1989 to 1993.

In addition to Wynn’s remarks, the program will feature a scholarship presentation by the PCC Multicultural Activities Committee (MAC), which organizes the annual tribute.

Jasmin L. Spain, PCC Director of Student Mentoring, Conduct and Academic Progression, is a MAC member and says the committee has decided to dedicate its scholarships in honor or memory of individuals who share King’s ideals.

“This year’s scholarship will be presented in memory of Mr. Earl T. Brown, Esq.,” Spain said. “He was truly a champion of education and civil rights.”

Brown, who led a Black History Month presentation at PCC in 2010, practiced law in Greenville for more than 20 years and was running for District Court judge when he died in a February car accident at age 64.

Tickets to the MLK Breakfast are $10 and may be purchased through the PCC website or by visiting the Vernon E. White Building, Room 16.

“If you cannot attend but would like to support this event, I encourage you to purchase a ticket and sponsor a student to attend in your absence,” Spain said. “It will be an experience they will certainly remember.”

Proceeds from the event will fund future MAC Scholarships at the college.