Chatham News

Chatham University to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebration to include brunch, community service opportunity, and an all-faith worship service 

By Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
January 10, 2012

PITTSBURGH (January 9, 2012)… The Chatham University community will gather at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 16, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor Frank Tillman, Jr., the founder and pastor of Christian Fellowship Center Church of God in Christ, will give the keynote address at an honorary brunch in the Mellon Board Room. The brunch will also include student performances. Following brunch, there will be an afternoon community service opportunity.

At 5 p.m., an all-faith worship service in the Mellon Board Room will celebrate justice, compassion, perseverance, and unity. The service will showcase the teachings of many leaders and their respective faith traditions, including Rabbi Heschel, Gandhi, Bayard Rustin, and Dr. Howard Thurman.

All events are free and open to the public. Chatham students, faculty, and staff are asked to register in advance at For more information, contact Sean McGreevey at or 412-365-1824.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit

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