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STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosts Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

December 22, 2016

St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will host its annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, in the Terry M. Fischer Theater on campus, 3400 Pershall Road.

The theme is “A Legacy of Service.” Reverend Cedric Portis Sr., senior pastor at Third Presbyterian Church in north St. Louis County, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Portis has served as senior pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in St. Louis since 2003. Portis is also an adjunct professor of Ethics, Critical Thinking and Organizational Leadership for the University of West Los Angeles. Before his call to ministry, he served for more than 11 years as an engineer project manager in many significant public construction projects around the metro St. Louis area.

Portis holds a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary, a Master of Project Management degree from Keller Graduate School of Management and bachelor’s degrees in Christian ministry from St. Louis Christian College and mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The event will also feature the winners of the annual North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) Oratorical Contest and musical performances.

The event is sponsored by the college and NCCU. Admission is free and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Special accommodations are available for persons with disabilities by calling 314-513-4551.