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January 21, 2014

York Tech Faculty Encourages Students to Carry on Legacy of MLK


ivan loweROCK HILL, SC   To commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., York Technical College’s esteemed faculty member, Ivan Lowe, had the opportunity to deliver a keynote address at Winthrop University’s annual MLK day of service yesterday.

The event, which kicked off at 9 a.m. in Winthrop’s Richardson Ballroom, opened with warm remarks from Winthrop President Jayne Marie Comstock. Lowe, who chairs York Tech’s Business Administration Department, continued the celebration with words of wisdom about the importance of leading lives that contribute to Dr. King's dream. By highlighting monthly principles that people should hold themselves to, he emphasized concepts such as leadership, equality, community and perseverance.

Following the kick off, students took to their “challenge packets,” which guided their service efforts for the day. Over 250 students from Winthrop, York Tech and Clinton College rolled up their sleeves to help more than 25 community organizations.

From picking up trash and debris at Anne Springs Close Greenway and Cherry Road, to mulching the Rock Hill Community Garden and helping collect and sort food donations at Pilgrims Inn, all participants took pride in turning their day off into a “day on”.

“I don't ever want people to forget the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was touched by the enthusiasm that was demonstrated by the students and it was truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve as the keynote speaker. I definitely plan to recruit more York Tech students to attend next year,” Lowe said.

About York Technical College:
York Technical College, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. York Technical College’s mission is: Building Our Community Through Maximizing Student Success.




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