Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, will be the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration As part of the celebration, the College will present Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards to four people and an organization that have helped improve the lives of others in Palm Beach County. The honorees are:
•Rhonda Rogers (Alumni), director of community engagement & supports at Prime Time and an advocate for high quality educational services for vulnerable populations,
•The Rev. Kevin L. Jones (Individual), assistant pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, who has helped establish numerous programs and initiatives to serve the community,
•Tanzina Chowdhury (Student), an honors student who completed her Associate in Arts degree at PBSC last December and has been involved in community service, including volunteering at El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center,
•Kanathy Haney (Faculty/Staff), a PBSC health professor and an advocate for the underserved and vulnerable population of those afflicted by the crime of human trafficking, and
•Paul’s Place (Organization), an after-school program for underprivileged children located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in southwest Delray Beach.