Each year the Texoma community comes together for a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Austin College is proud to host this event and to help raise scholarship funds to benefit college-bound residents of Grayson County through the NAACP Grayson Branch Scholarship.
2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 17
Austin College | Ida Green Communication Center
1201 E. Brockett Street
Sally and Jim Nation Theatre (masks required on campus)
Or via Livestream
Suggested Donation: $5
Benefiting Grayson County NAACP Scholarship Fund
Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Platinum Level Sponsors
Douglass Distributing | First State Bank | Grayson College | Texoma Medical Center |
Utter Pike Private Wealth Management Group | Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center
Gold & Silver Level Sponsors
City of Sherman
Grayson County Rotary
Joe Brown, Attorney
La Mesa Mexican Restaurante & Cantina
Law Office of M. Todd Estes, P.C
Sherman Chamber of Commerce
Carllos Lassiter serves as Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Austin College. In his role as VPSA/CIDO, Mr. Lassiter serves as a senior executive officer for the College with responsibility for the strategic direction and administration of programs and services related to Student Affairs and Inclusion and Diversity. Mr. Lassiter currently lives in Sherman although south Mississippi is his home area.
As a new member of the College community, his focus for Student Affairs centers on the wellness of students as they continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. He is working to gain support and allyship throughout the College to establish inclusion and diversity as a core institutional value that is essential for success. Mr. Lassiter’s professional philosophy is to ensure students a quality and rewarding experience on campus. and he aims to create an inclusive and welcoming campus for everyone. His hopes for this event are that audience members will gain a greater depth of the education of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and its impact upon his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement.
Clemon White, a sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas, is completing a Political Science major and English minor. He is a First-Year Seminar Peer Mentor, a STAT Ambassador, and the historian for both the Pre-Law Society and Black Expressions. Clemon hopes to attend law school upon graduation and become an attorney. His goals are to help in the reformation of the criminal justice system. He is excited to help celebrate the legacy and activism of Martin Luther King Jr. and wishes to shed light on ways we can use what Martin Luther King Jr. has taught us to address racial issues in today’s world.
The MLK team is excited to offer sponsorships for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration this year. We invite local businesses and restaurants to be a part of this celebration. Being a sponsor for the event allows you to represent your commitment to supporting access to diverse educational opportunities within our community. You can always Contact Us as well! Your sponsorship will help raise scholarship funds distributed through the NAACP Grayson Branch. Sponsor this event!
- Victoria Star Gilbert ’21 Speech
- Terrence Steele Speech
- MLK Day 2021 Community Celebration Program
- MLK Day Celebration 2021 Photos
- Video: Breakfast with Tim Crossley ’20, Herschel Walker
- Video: Texoma-wide Rally with David Reed, Herschel Walker
- MLK Press Release
- Highlight Photos
- KXII News Coverage