At Mount Carmel College of Nursing, we celebrate the diversity of our community and students every day. The College supports a culturally diverse and inclusive environment in which differences among our students are recognized, accepted and appreciated.

On Monday, January 12, MCCN honored an icon, legacy and inspiration to all, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at an Appreciation Luncheon. Sharon Davies, the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, provided insight on her experiences with diversity in a multitude of environments.

Davies encouraged students, staff and faculty to think about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s messages and how they are prevalent in today’s society. Specifically, Davies stated, “Dr. King left behind messages where we the people were equal in life.”

She touched on recent events in the news and expressed her disappointment in the growing civic unrest. Davies ended her speech by stating that “love is only solution to the problem of race in the United States.”

The annual observance and birthday celebration also featured a special performance by the MCCN Choir.

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