A Fayetteville, Arkansas, banquet dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. will also reward five people with "Salute to Greatness" awards and 21 students with scholarships.
The 21st Annual
Recommitment Banquet is scheduled for Jan. 16 and sponsored by the
Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council.
“Greatness” awards include a shared lifetime achievement honor
for Dr. Hershey Garner and his wife, Denise Garner; an individual
achievement award for Police Capt. Gary Crain; a young adult honor
for educator Terrence Boyd; and posthumous honors for Cheryl Jumper
Colbert, who was an elementary and preschool teacher.
LLC, owned by Ted and the Rev. Leslie Beldent, also will receive a
Ten seniors from Northwest Arkansas High School will
receive college scholarships, as will 11 students at the University
“The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Council members are ecstatic to have the opportunity to present
21 scholarships in order to further the academic success and assist
in financing our leaders of tomorrow,” said council President
Angela Mosley Monts. “In the first year of the Recommitment
Banquet, we were able to award two scholarships. The growth of this
event and the community support we have received over the past 21
years have made all the difference.”
Cynthia Nance, a retired University of Arkansas dean and law
professor, will give the keynote address.
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