23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast

"He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love."

The East Stroudsburg University Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast was initiated by former President Robert Dillman and other dedicated individuals including Leslie Antonette and Mel Gillespie in 1997.

This celebration is a significant and symbolic event in the East Stroudsburg Community as it is the largest program in the area honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Through the years, the program has expanded in size unifying over 400 people from the community on MLK’s Day of Observance.

The program itself has transformed to include components such as the MLK Award, the Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest in which students from all high schools within Monroe County are encouraged to participate and all entries will be displayed at the event, a keynote speaker, musical performances, the Boddie Scholarship Award, and ESU’s official Day of Service in honor Dr. King.

Since its inception, 38 Mary Gertrude Smith Boddie Scholarships have been awarded to ESU students and a total of 57 MLK community and university awards have been presented.

This is will be an event you don’t want to miss!

The breakfast is scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2020, from 8 AM to 10 AM in the Mattioli Recreation Center on the campus of ESU.

For more information contact Cornelia Sewell-Allen, Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, at (570) 422-3463 or email at csewell@esu.edu.

Contact Us

Please contact the Office of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence with any questions about our programs throughout the year.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Reibman Administration Building
(570) 422-3463
(570) 422-3410 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
(570) 422-3463