Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Annual Birthday Observance
Since 1977, Tri-C has been honoring the life, legacy and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an annual Birthday Observance, where we welcome the community to an afternoon of reflection, scholastic celebration and music.
In January 2017, Channel 5 News Anchor Leon Bibb and Tri-C Metropolitan Campus President Michael Schoop, Ph.D., welcomed a crowd of 2,000+ to Playhouse Square's State Theatre. Tri-C President Alex Johnson, Ph.D., introduced the 2017 MLK Humanitarian Scholarship Recipients. Students Tyler Wynne and Madison Reid made stirring Oratorial Presentations. The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra filled the theatre with the sounds of Duke Ellington, followed by a beautiful performance by Pastor Marvin L. Winans.
Since 1991, Tri-C's Foundation has helped Tri-C students "put wings on their dreams" by helping fund students through the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Scholarship. Check back in the Fall to see how you might join us at the January 2018 celebration. In the interim, we invite you to enjoy photos from the 2017 event below.