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39th Annual Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Celebration banner depicting the MCC logo on the left and Doctor King on the right.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
12 noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

Keynote Speaker: Reuben Shelton III, JD, 34th Grand Polemarch, Kappa Alpha Psi
Master of Ceremonies: Jonathan Coleman, DVM, USDA-FSIS
Musical Entertainment: Ananias ‘Markey’ Montague, Minister of Music & Fine Arts, Salem Baptist Church, & Linda Breakfield
Plated service meal by MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts
     Chicken breast with sauce
     Mashed potatoes
     Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
     Lemon or chocolate bar
     Water/Sweet Tea/Coffee

In-person: Fort Omaha Campus, Swanson Conference Center, Bldg22, Room 201 
Register and pay for in-person attendance ($20) at In-Person--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Register for VIRTUAL attendance ($0) at VIRTUAL Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

About Reuben Shelton III, JD

Attorney Shelton, served as the 34th Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi , a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity, founded in 1911. The fraternity has over 150,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States, and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, the Caribbean, Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nigeria, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Dominican Republic and South Africa. .

Shelton was initiated into the fraternity, November 23, 1974 at the University of Kansas, the Mu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, where he was captain of the basketball team. He retired in 2016 as Lead Litigation Counsel for Monsanto Company.

Before Monsanto, he was Special Chief Counsel in the office for the Missouri Attorney General, Mr. Shelton also served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Clyde S. Cahill in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.

Mr. Shelton is Past President of the Missouri Bar Association and Vice President of the Missouri Development Finance Board. He is Past President of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Louis Bar Foundation, the first African American ever elected to those positions.


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