FRANKFORT — On January 23, Kentucky State University hosted a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet in honor of the late civil rights activist. More than 50 students, faculty, and staff attended the event in the Student Center Ballroom.

The event featured remarks from Associate Professor and Coordinator of Africana and International Studies, Dr. Cynthia Shelton. Also, several students and faculty were honored and presented awards for outstanding service to the University and Frankfort communities.


Students who received the Servant Leadership Award:

  • Michael Weaver
  • Gentell Esters
  • Raven Norman
  • Alexis Williams
  • Kiron McKenzie
  • Stefon Hill
  • Kristin Bryant

Associate Professor of Speech Communication Dr. Shannon Brogan received the Servant Leadership Award.



Students who participated in the MLK Community Service Event on Friday, January 20, 2017, also were honored:

  • Gentell Esters
  • Jabreia Taylor
  • Dante Brown
  • Blake Scott
  • Aisha Cruz
  • Altonia Taylor
  • Titus Lamb
  • Janelle Lattin
  • Monique Bridges
  • Briana Logan
  • Raven Norman
  • Sydni Kinchen