Georgia Tech's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Celebration

The 2015 commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At the Georgia Institute of Technology encompasses the most ambitious slate of events ever organized by the Institute. The week-long activities include various educational programs and service opportunities to encourage active participation in the celebration by the campus and nearby community. 

As the nation celebrated the unveiling of the new monument honoring Dr. King on the Mall in Washington, D.C. last year, it seems quite fitting that, as an academic institution dedicated to excellence in research and education, Georgia Tech should re-dedicate itself in a far more robust way to the enduring values and legacies of this native son.  Most certainly, Dr. King is an Atlanta-born hero of whom we are very proud, but he is also an international exemplar of courageous leadership, a person who serves as inspiration for us all in support of an ongoing global struggle for social justice, social courage, and sustainable social change. We are pleased to honor his life and work and to acknowledge that the journey continues.


Planning Committee

  • Chris Burke, Co-Chair, Government and Community Relations
  • Archie Ervin, Co-Chair, Office of Institute Diversity  
  • Kim Harrington, Co-Chair, Student Center       
  • Stephanie Ray, Co-Chair, Student Affairs
  • Jacqueline Royster, Co-Chair, Ivan Allen College
  • Jennifer Abrams, Student Representative 
  • Felicia Benton-Johnson, College of Engineering
  • Alex Berry, Student Representative
  • Jorge Breton, Hispanic Initiatives
  • Madison Cario, Ferst Center for the Arts
  • Tionna Carthon, Institute Communications
  • Sandra Duplessis, Office of Institute Diversity           
  • Barbara Harrison, Director of External Affairs, King Center
  • Najah Hofman, Office of Institute Diversity
  • Lindsey Lue, Student Representative
  • S. Gordon Moore, Jr., Institute Diversity      
  • Sarah Perkins, Dean of Students
  • Rachel Pocklington, Student Services
  • Bill Winders, History, Technology, & Society


  • Office of Institute Diversity
  • Campus Services BuzzFunds
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement
  • Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership
  • The Student Center
  • Student Government Association
  • Office of Student Diversity Programs


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