Marshall to present annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Marshall University’s annual “Living the Legacy” Awards Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Don Morris Room on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

The event will feature bestselling author Omar Tyree, whose works include the nonfiction The Equation: Applying the 4 Indisputable Components of Business Success and novels such as Flyy Girl, Welcome to Dubai (The Traveler) and For the Love of Money.

The luncheon is free to the Marshall University community, but reservations are required. Reservations may be made by e-mailing or calling 304-696-4677. Deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The program is dedicated to the memory of Janis Winkfield, who was a staff member in the Office of Financial Aid at Marshall until her death in 2009. Winkfield also was member of the Marshall University Foundation Board of Directors and a past president of the Marshall Black Alumni. Donations will be collected at the luncheon for the scholarship in Winkfield’s name.

The event is sponsored by Marshall’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, with assistance from corporate sponsor Walmart.