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2014-2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee


The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee is composed of Ohio University (OHIO) faculty, staff, students and community members throughout Athens, OH. Annually, these groups come together and organize our community's largest tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


To honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an inclusive OHIO and Athens community tribute that highlights equality and social justice issues. We honor Dr. King for his work toward racial equality and justice for all people and for his dedication to nonviolence.


The 2014-15 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will carry the theme, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." with much of the focus surrounding King's service and legacy.

Schedule of Events

The 2014-15 Martin Luther King­ Jr. ­Celebration will officially begin on Thursday, January 15th with the annual Faith Leaders Breakfast.

Click here for the complete 2014-2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration schedule of events.



2014-15 Martin Luther King­ Jr. ­Celebration Committee Members



Tyrone Carr
Special Assistant to the Vice Provost Diversity, Access, Equity

Committee Members

Shari Clarke
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Tomas Costello
Visiting Assistant Professor

Barbara Harrison
Assistant Director, Off Campus Living

Amanda Howery
Administrative Services Associate

Bayyinah Jeffries
Assistant Professor of African-American Studies

George Mauzy
Communications Specialist Iii, University News

Nikki Ohms
Assistant Director, Conference Services

Robert Pleasant
Director Of Enrollment And Student Services

Ebony Porter
Student Success Advisor

John Schmieding
Athens, OH Community Member
Chair, Athens Community Relations Commission
Director, Athens Area Mediation Services

Melissa Wales
Executive Director, United Campus Ministry
Instructor, Women and Gender Studies

Rev. Evan Young
Campus Minister, United Campus Ministry

Interested in serving on the 2014-15 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory Committee?
Contact Amanda Howery by phone at (740) 593-2617 or by E-mail at