Martin Luther King III Delivers Keynote in Atlanta

June 11, 2012

More than 1,200 Strayer University students celebrated their commencement inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with family, friends, and Strayer University faculty and staff on May 12. A special guest was on hand to honor the degree candidates. The keynote speaker, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., inspired everyone to serve each other and spoke about the importance of education and the critical role it plays in empowering people to reach their goals.

“If we want America to be competitive in the world marketplace, we have simply got to do a better job of educating our citizens,” he said. “Strayer University is making a unique contribution to making my father’s dream—and the American Dream—a reality for adult learners by providing the opportunity for a university education.”

King also encouraged those in attendance to “make a personal commitment to become public-spirited business leaders, who have a vision that embraces the forgotten, disadvantaged citizens of your communities, your country and the world. You can make a difference for the better, if you will stand up and be counted as a servant of humanity. This should be a part of your life, no matter what career path you choose.”

The May 12 ceremony was the second of 2012. Strayer University will hold four more regional ceremonies later this year at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on June 23; Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 29; Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 27; and 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 1.

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