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Prayer Breakfast to Honor King's Legacy of Change

Some people are adverse to change, fight it even. Since its beginning in 1859, Averett has not been one of those people. In fact, the University has led the charge, first by educating women and now, with its continued efforts to reach out to students who may not have access to, or the opportunity for, a higher education. On Monday, Jan. 17 the University will honor and recognize another change leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a community wide prayer breakfast. Breakfast, which costs $10, begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the dining hall of the Student Center.

The event will feature prayer, fellowship and reflection by Averett's chaplain, Jamie Williford, and Danville's Mayor Sherman Saunders along with a brief address by Dr. Calvin Snowden, '94, director of University for People for the General Services Administration's national capital region, and an Averett Board of Trustees Member.

Following four years as a defensive end for the St. Louis Cardinals, Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers in the NFL, Snowden has pursued a successful career in public service, working for the Department of Commerce and the General Service Administration. He and his wife Diane, who grew up in this region, live in Washington, D.C.

Snowden is also an active volunteer, participating on the Boards of the D.C. Chapter of the National Football Players Association and the ROBFA Wellness Center, among other volunteer activities.

If you are interested in attending the breakfast please RSVP to Karen Ward, ext. 15671 by Jan. 14.

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