Kaskaskia College To Host Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

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Kaskaskia College has announced that on Thursday, January 21, it will host its Annual Celebration honoring the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keynote speaker for the celebration will be Centralian Herb Williams.

Herb Williams has a coaching background on the Division I level at Michigan State and Idaho State University in addition to high school stops at Evanston, Rich South, Hillcrest, Sandoval and Centralia High Schools in Illinois. As a three-year standout athlete at Centralia High Schools in basketball, football and track, he earned more than 50 honors including All-State and All-American. After High School he attended the University of Evansville where he was a starter on the undefeated 1965 NCAA DII National Camps along with former Utah Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan. He has also had the opportunity to work with and coach NBA and European stars such as Scott Skiles, Steve Smith, Kevin Willis, Sam Vincent, Everett Stephens, Magic Johnson, Jim Potter and others. He also served as assistant coach for the KC Blue Devils for several years. Williams is married to the former Marilyn K. O’Neal and they have five children: Allen, Mikki, Douglas, Mary and Megan.

The morning will also highlight entertainment from Kaskaskia College students and staff.

The public is invited to join the students and staff at Kaskaskia College as they honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration will be held in the Jane Knight Auditorium at 9:45 a.m. For further information, call 618-545-3182.