Prep celebrates diversity at Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly
Pictured are guest speaker Ed. Gormbley '95 and presenters and performers at the MLK Assembly
The Prep SEED Program (Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity) sponsored a student assembly commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. on January 11 in Alumni Hall. The theme of the program was "Diversity within Us." Through presentations of song and speech, the students, faculty, administrators and guests delivered a message about respect for diversity of all kinds. Guest speaker Ed Gormbley '95 spoke about his Prep experience, the support he received from Prep as a student, and how it laid the groundwork for his personal success in life. Guest singer Christian Jordan performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Amazing Grace." Social studies chair Rudy Mauritz '94 shared the historical perspective about the expansion of equal rights in the United States. English chair Elaine Clark closed with a prayer.
Director of Diversity & Academic Support Services Alecia Thomas coordinated and emceed the event. She commented, "Embedded in one of the six characteristics of Ignatian Spirituality is the notion that we, “seek to find God in all things - in all peoples and cultures, in all areas of learning, in all human experience, and especially (for the Christian) in the person of Jesus” (St. Ignatius Loyola). The assembly strives to promote unity within our own community."
Watch Ed Gormbley '95 on Prep YouTube video highlights.
See video clip of Christian Jordan's "Lift Every Voice and Sing"