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STLCC-Florissant Valley to Host Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

December 16, 2008

Dr. Stikes  
Rev. Charles E. Stikes, Ph.D.

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley will host a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, in the Terry M. Fischer Theater on campus, 3400 Pershall Road.

The event is sponsored by Florissant Valley and North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU).

Rev. Charles E. Stikes, Ph.D., professor of counseling and sociology at Missouri Baptist University, will deliver a special keynote address. Dr. Stikes is a theologian, educator and psychotherapist whose focus is the spiritual, educational and mental health development of African-Americans and persons of color from elementary school through college. He has consulted many school systems regarding the achievement and behavioral problems of students of color and corporations regarding diversity. Dr. Stikes also has assisted in developing educational programs in South Africa, Barbados, W. I., England, Russia, Canada, Colombia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and China. He is a licensed counselor/psychotherapist who specializes in home-based, school, church, family and community interventions.

The event will be emceed by Renee Thomas-Woods, faculty sponsor of the Forum, Florissant Valley’s student newspaper, and feature presentations by the winners of the annual NCCU oratorical contest and performances by the Florissant Valley College Chorus and gospel musicians, Melody Graves, In a Week, and New Generation.

Admission is free and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Special accommodations are available for persons with disabilities by calling 314-513-4551.

For more information, contact Jada Irwin at 314-513-4263.

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