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Tickets Now Available for the Freedom Scholarship Dinner

Tickets are now available for the annual Freedom Scholarship Dinner, the highlight of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the University of Central Missouri. The Freedom Scholarship Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elliott Union Ballroom. The 2014 Freedom Scholarship Dinner will feature Dr. Julianne Malveaux, respected labor economist and noted author and commentator. Dr. Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. Armed with a PhD. in economics from MIT, Malveaux is shaping public opinion in 21st century America through her contributions to public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic impacts. The Freedom Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors from the Johnson County Missouri area, the Kansas City metro area and throughout the state of Missouri who plan to attend UCM, as well as current UCM students, enhancing the opportunities for all recipients to continue their college educations. The scholarships are funded through proceeds from tickets sales for the dinner. Individual tickets for the dinner may be purchased at the gold level for $100, the silver level for $75, or the bronze level for $50 by contacting the UCM Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office, Dockery 212, at 660-543-4156. Tables of eight for the dinner are also available for purchase at the gold, silver and bronze levels by contacting the same office. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. There are also corporate sponsorship opportunities available. Limited seating is available for the Freedom Scholarship Dinner, so get your tickets now.

For more information:
Contact Penny Lund at or call 660-543-4156