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Alumni who were eyewitnesses to King share experiences: noon Jan. 18

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The College hosts two events Monday, Jan. 18, as part of MLK Week: the annual Prayer Breakfast with guest speaker Rev. Robert Harman ’59, and a panel discussion at noon on the leadership qualities of Dr. King. Alumni who were eye witnesses to Martin Luther King Jr. will be the panel members:
  • Rev. George St. Angelo ’43 was North Central's chaplain from 1955 to 1966 and invited Dr. King to speak in 1960.
  • Rev. Robert Harman ’59 marched and was arrested with Dr. King in Chicago in 1966.
  • Rev. Robert Burkhart ’61 is a retired United Methodist pastor who heard Dr. King speak during the College's chapel service in 1960 and became active in the civil rights movement.
  • Rev. Thomas Reinhart-Marean ’67 is a United Methodist pastor who helped organize the student trip to Selma, Ala., in March 1965.
Moderators are Tom Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values and professor of business law and conflict resolution, and Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson, director of multicultural affairs. The panel discussion is free and will be held at noon in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Pizza and soft drinks will be available. Email Campus Chaplain Lynn Pries at by 9 a.m., Jan. 18, if you prefer veggie, cheese, sausage or pepperoni pizza.