01/16/13 — Don Davis to speak at WCC MLK celebration

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Don Davis to speak at WCC MLK celebration

By Staff Reports
Published in News on January 16, 2013 1:46 PM

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will be the focus of Wayne Community College's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

The public is invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium on the Goldsboro campus.

State Sen. Don Davis, who represents the District 5, which includes Greene County as well as parts of Pitt, Wayne and Lenoir counties, will speak about "Celebrating 50 Years: From a Vision to Reality." Also on the program, winners of the college's Creative Expression Contest will be announced, with a reception to follow.

Davis is a 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a bachelor of science degree in social sciences. He also earned master's and doctoral degrees and previously served as mayor of Snow Hill.

He has more than 10 years experience in higher education as a professor at East Carolina University and served eight years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. He is currently a member of the ECU board of visitors.

He and his wife, Yuvonka Shawnte Batts, have three sons.

The event is sponsored by the WCC Cultural Diversity/Global Education Task Force. For more information, contact Harold Warren at 919-739-6921 or harwar@ waynecc.edu.

Persons with disabilities requiring additional accommodations for this program are asked to notify the college for services, by calling 919-739-6729 or dbholland@ waynecc.edu.