WINFIELD — Southwestern College will be host to a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.

Southwestern College logoThe event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. The theme of the celebration is “What’s Your Calling?”

“The celebration will focus on how the life and beliefs of Dr. King can shape us to think about our calling and purpose, just as his calling and purpose was to create change and break down barriers in our society,” said Anjaih Clemons, director of student life at Southwestern College.

The featured speaker will be Southwestern College graduate Brock Brown, pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Winfield.

The celebration also will feature performances from current students, as well as SC alumni Jeremiah Roberts and Jasmine Jackson.

About Southwestern College

Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1885 by Methodists in south-central Kansas.

Today, its Winfield campus is the residential hub that guides students to lives of meaning and service, with well-rounded academic and extra-curricular offerings attracting traditional-aged students from throughout the nation and world.

Southwestern College Professional Studies provides options for online students in any location and has been named a top provider for people serving in the military.

The college continues to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

This information was provided by Southwestern College News Bureau Coordinator Charles Osen.