GMercyU Celebrates MLK Day

January 19, 2016
GMercyU MLK Prayer Breakfast
Members of the GMercyU Community reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy during the University's Prayer Breakfast.

Gwynedd Mercy University hosted its annual MLK Prayer Breakfast to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18.

The GMercyU community gathered to reflect on Dr. King's legacy with words from President Kathleen Owens, Phd; Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Dr. Cheryl Lynn Horsey; and Director of Campus Ministry Christine Eberle.

Nursing students Alexa Vetorri and Baylee Goodwin shared their winning essays from the University-wide essay contest. GMercyU's Mission and Values Committee invited students to submit essays that were inspired by Dr. King's work as it relates to this year's University theme: Living Mercy Creates Community.

Vetorri and Goodwin's essays earned them second and third place respectively, while Nursing student Sara Young earned top prize for her essay, I've Been to the Mountaintop and Living Mercy Creates Community.

The breakfast wrapped up with a discussion on Dr. King's message and how it pertains to today's world. 

*Check out Director of Campus Ministry Christine Eberle's blog post inspired by MLK, What are you doing for others?