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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
December 17, 2010
For immediate release

JCC to welcome entrepreneur, speaker to King celebration in January

Jackson Community College will present its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 in the Potter Center.

Kenneth Brown

Speaker for this year’s event will be Kenneth Brown, inspirational presenter, business coach, author and entrepreneur. After starting his journey in less than ideal circumstances, this Chicago native worked his way through Southern Illinois University as a bus boy and waiter. Once he graduated, he maintained his focus as well as his hunger for excellence, which has paid off in monumental personal and professional opportunities. As one of the youngest African-American owner/operators of a McDonald’s franchise, Ken’s light has shone brightly in the arena of entrepreneurial accomplishment.

Ken’s favorite mantra, “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it,” epitomizes his modern-day rags-to-riches story, which has inspired and motivated others to live out their dreams.

Also at the event, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Service Awards will be presented to Judith Ganton and Renell Weathers.

Ticket prices for the King celebration dinner are $20 for adults and $15 for students, and may be purchased at the Martin Luther King Center, 1107 Adrian St., Jackson, or at the JCC Potter Center Box Office, 517.796.8600.