Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance

Dimensions Speaker to Focus on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

The Dimensions program at Gardner-Webb University announces its next guest for the 2017-2018 academic year. Captain Marion Platt will be discussing Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9:25 a.m. in Stewart Hall, located inside the Tucker Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

A native of Charleston, S.C., Platt graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. “By way of introduction, I’ll say that I’m first and foremost a passionate follower of Jesus,” Platt shared. “I’m also lucky enough to be the father of Dina, Josh, and Zion, the husband of Everette, and a joyfully recovering broken mess.”

Platt is an ordained minister, an officer with The Salvation Army, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He currently serves as the director of personnel at Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, Ga.

“Since January 1999, the Dimensions program at Gardner-Webb University has honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by designating the Tuesday program following the MLK holiday as the ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Service,’” shared Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president of the Office of Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University. “We are honored this year to have Captain Platt as our featured speaker.”

Gardner-Webb University’s Dimensions programs are free and open to the public. The goal of Dimensions is to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and also to promote a sense of community. Dimensions programs are held on Tuesday at 9:25 a.m. in the LYCC. More information is available by calling 704-406-4277.