Dr. Said Sewell to Present MLK Keynote

January 15, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio — In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of Mount Union will host keynote speaker Dr. Said Sewell at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 in Myers Sanctuary of Dewald Chapel. Sewell will present “Dr. King and the Selfie Generation.”

Sewell, assistant provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at Kent State University, is the author of several articles on faith-based initiatives, community and economic development, religion and politics and juvenile issues. He is currently completing work on two books – “Empowering Black Male Students to Greatness,”which he authored, and “Let Us Make Man: A Conversation With Black Men on Saving Black Boys,” which he edited.

Sewell, a native of Houston, Texas, entered Morehouse College at the age of 16 as an early admission scholar. He excelled academically, graduating from Morehouse in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He has been mentioned as one of America’s rising young leaders for the 21st century. He received a Master of Public Administration in public policy from Texas Southern University at the age of 21, becoming the youngest person in the program’s history to complete all the requirements for the degree in a year and a half. He continued his academic pursuits in Georgia by earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from Clark Atlanta University. He has done post-graduate work at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and School of Divinity.

Prior to coming to Ohio, Sewell was the executive director of the Academic Success Center and associate professor of political science at Fort Valley State University. He has taught in the social science department at Georgia Perimeter College and Dekalb College, taught political science at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Fort Valley State University and public administration and political science at Albany State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of West Georgia.

The University of Mount Union will host a variety of events in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For a complete list of events, visit mountunion.edu.

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